Showing posts from August, 2021

How to beat your fear of flying & COVID-related travel anxiety

Hello everyone! Travel stress and anxiety is nothing new but nowadays we’re not just talking about fear of flying or  losing your passport .  As many people are travelling again, we’re facing a sort of new wave of travel anxiety triggered by COVID-19 . With pandemic restrictions easing up and vaccinated people eager to take a long-awaited vacation, a lot more people are travelling around this time.  However, many people are still reluctant to book a flight. Fear of flying ( aerophobia ) can be caused by several factors, including claustrophobia or a fear of heights.  Many nervous flyers feel irrational anxiety that their plane will malfunction and crash .  Other travellers worry about terrorist hijackings or panic at the idea that they’re not in control of the plane. To fly or not to fly is a personal decision and one that no one else can make for you.  But for those of you who are determined to go on holiday (vacation), below are a few tips for overcoming your travel anxiety.   Fig

The benefits of unplugging (from technology)

Hello everyone! We are approaching the end of summer;  this is a very popular time for Maltese families to go on holiday (vacation).  We all know how crucial it is to take a vacation, especially in today's fast-paced world.  But my question is: Is it really a vacation if we are slaves to technology and social media?    Having a healthy relationship with technology is an important part of today’s world, but how do you know if you need to unplug? I'm sure most of you are familiar with the term digital detox .  Digital detox refers to a period of time when a person refrains from using tech devices such as smartphones, computers, tablets, social media sites and sometimes even televisions.  "Detoxing” from digital devices is often seen as a way to focus on real-life social interactions without distractions.  This is especially important if you are taking a break from work and your daily routine while on vacation with your loved ones.  Unplugging and taking some time to reconne