10 Ways to Avoid Stress at the Airport

January 8, 2015 3:42 PM

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1. Arrive Early. Running late to the airport is a recipe for stress. Remember stress is cumulative. It's not just one thing that sets you off but a series of things that each raise your cortisol levels until you blow your top, or just feel overwhelmed. Having to rush all the way from your front door to your terminal gate can really get you started off on the wrong foot. Abide by the TSA's rule of arriving at least two hours before your departure time and allow at least 30-60 minutes extra time for traffic on the way there. Yes, sometimes you may arrive at the airport way before your flight leaves, but on other days when those TSA lines are long or the traffic is all snarled up, you won't arrive nearly as stressed. If you think about it, flying by plane is an amazing convenience!

1. Arrive Early. Running late to the airport is a recipe for stress. Remember stress is cumulative. It's not just one thing that sets you off but a series of things that each raise your cortisol levels until you blow your top, or just feel overwhelmed. Having to rush all the way from your front door...

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