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Tips for Remaining Calm When Your Travel Plans Change

Nobody is immune from having their travel plans change. Weather might intervene and you are forced to take a different, later flight. Or perhaps you are forced to wait on a bus for hours, totally clueless as to why you are being delayed. Maybe your taxi driver oversleeps and you miss a flight. Whatever the case you will have your travel plans changed due to outside influences beyond your control. This will happen no matter how much planning you do so simply accepting this idea is the best way to remain calm when the plans are changed.

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Accept the Fact that You Will Be Forced to Change Your Plans

I observe stressed out, worried travelers who flip out any time that their plans are changed. These folks foolishly believe that their plans are etched in stone, and that the weather, or a sleepy taxi driver, will never come into play. The folly of ego soon becomes apparent when life intervenes and your plans are changed immediately. The foolish complain, and yell at airline workers, or assail representatives from taxi companies. The wise accept the fact that whatever you do, be prepared to change your plans at a moment’s notice. You will be forced to change your plans from time to time. Accept this idea and you will save yourself a world of heartache, stress and worry. Once you decide to go with the flow you can simply enjoy your travels, no matter when your trip occurs.

Be at Peace with Expecting the Unexpected

Most of your travel plans will go off without a hitch, flowing smoothly as your day unfolds. But you will experience moments when all heck seems to break loose and you quickly lose this sense of order and peace unless you simply laugh it off and roll with the punches. Expect the unexpected when traveling because you will certainly run into some new, interesting situations when you decide to move to a new location.

The one constant in life is change. Travelers are not immune to this constant so be prepared to accept, embrace and release change as this continual aspect of your life unfolds. Once you are at peace with the idea of change you will have wisdom few people on earth possess. Oh yeah, you will also be able to enjoy any change in travel plans which you might experience.

Cease to Blame other People or Circumstances to Remain Calm and Confident

During a recent trip I booked an 8 o’clock taxi ride to the airport. Usually most drivers arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time so I began to worry when the driver had not arrived at five minutes to 8. I felt the urge to blame him and his company, if they arrived too late which would force us to miss our flight, but instead of playing out this imagined scenario I let it go and remained calm. I did not blame and of course, the driver showed up a few minutes after 8 and we arrived well before the time we need to arrive at the airport.

Blaming someone else or any outside circumstance for your travel worries simply lends out your precious power of choice in any situation. Stop blaming. Take full responsibility for every situation in your life. You will simple embrace the idea that all happenings in your life can be viewed from a different perspective, and by doing this you are instantly able to go with the flow and remain at peace no matter what happens during your travels.

Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who enjoys sharing tips on how make your trips more enjoyable; if you are working your way through Virginia on your next trip, consider the comfort and convenience of a home away from home offered by the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in Richmond Virginia.

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