Principles of mindfulness can help make your family trip more relaxing and enjoyable. Learning to accept the things you cannot change can help you let go of unproductive anxiety. Teaching your kids how to live in the moment, and doing the same yourself, can make it easier to notice and enjoy all the little details of your trip. Keep an open mind to help you to better understand the locals, and learn to embrace the inevitable waits and delays in order to practice mindfulness.
- Although family vacations can be fun and stressful at the same time, if one practices mindfulness on the trip the vacation can be calming.
- There are some things that one cannot do anything about with the host of planning for a trip. The weather might be bad and schedules can be unpredictable.
- One has to let go of control during a trip and realize the fact that not everything is going to be in his or her control.
“Let them that it is great to observe with all of their senses. This is especially important if you’re traveling with a baby, so don’t just strap them in the back seat and give them a toy or a device. Rather, let them notice colors, sounds, any particular smells, and tastes in their snacks.”