Last month, we provided a list of apps to help you navigate holiday travels - the apps were of both the physical and the spiritual variety. We’re big-time believers in finding what works best for you, and that may not always be an app.
So here we’ve created a list of less techy resources to get you to your happy place and to your home.
CALM DOWN, OIL UP
Essential Oil Diffuser for Your Car
We’re no novices when it comes to essential oil use, but we’re always looking for new ways to incorporate the healing aromas and with a compact diffuser, we can take our oils with us on the road. Take peppermint for an energy boost and to aid that stuffy winter congestion. Pack a bottle of lavender or bergamot for a triple dose of fight against funky moods, stress, and anxiety.
GET LOST IN A BOOK
We’re partial to road trips - and to this book - but the best part about road trips is discovering new destinations along the way. As the modern bohemian’s guide to roadtripping across the states, look to books like Wanderful for tips from local free spirits. Take a detour, reset, rebalance or use the guide to put your wanderlust heart at ease and plan your next trip.
Whether you’re on the road, in the skies, or at a holiday party, being present and in the moment is no small feat. I am here now invites you to find moments of mindfulness in everyday life while nurturing the creative spirit. Featuring exercises, coloring pages, and meditations, this guide and journal is the perfect carry-on companion to keep you from “getting lost in thoughts about the future or past” and help you enjoy where you are now.
YOUR PATH TO TRANQUILITY IS CRYSTAL CLEAR
For a little comfort you can carry, opt for a number of healing crystals. Amethyst repels negativity from your body while attracting all the positivity, creating a shield around you to protect from stress and anxiety. Keep your heart safe during troubling with rose quartz, the crystal of love and adoration. Have “master healer” clear quartz on hand for physical and emotional ailments. Make your drive with a steadfast focus and a clear mind using black tourmaline.
GET YOUR HEAD(SPACE) IN THE GAME
Sometimes it can feel as though the best solution to clearing your head is getting out of it. Ditch “Eye Spy” for games like Know Yourself, which encourage you to dive deeper instead. Join your travel buddy in a journey of self-knowledge with playing cards that present ideas and questions to help you understand yourself a little bit better.
WE WANT CANDY
Our bags are filled - practically to the brim - with lozenges this time of year. Why not add a stress-relieving pastille to the mix? Bach Rescue Remedy Natural Stress Relief Pastilles are designed to help soothe and calm your mind using active ingredients to help balance the mind when losing control, with courage, presence of mind, focus, patience, and to help soften the impact of shock. Unassuming and perfectly pocket-sized, these anxiety-fighting candies are ideal for stressful situations, like traffic and loud airports. Have your pick of three flavors - orange elderflower, cranberry, or black currant - for a serene start or end to your trip.
I know, I know - we said these resources wouldn’t be techy - but this item is honestly a given. We depend so much on our phones - especially on trips, long or short, to find our way in new places and to communicate. This handy charger can clip to your bag or even to your keys so that you always have one on hand.
This post is from our contributor Estephanie Gomez.