We travel to find relaxation, inspiration, vitality, new experiences, and aesthetics. What we don’t want is more stress. Yet, because of the strains encountered during travel, stress and upsets are unavoidable. But what if you had a way to lighten the load so less of that stress went on you?
When traveling with a group or in a family, you probably know who’s the “accountant,” the “activity director,” or the “navigator.” They have proven those skills previously or, from what you know about them, you can imagine them fulfilling a role well. Other skill sets come into play during travel that you can assign to someone who will do well. If you’re the captain of your crew, dole out the responsibilities as you see fit. If you’re not the ringleader, then offer your services. A wise organizer will be glad to offer you something that you can take care of. With each of you having less to watch over, you will have less stress and less confusion.
It’s easy to get people to volunteer. Most of your group will be happy to prove themselves useful to their fellows. With a competent individual in charge of a key component of your trip, you and the others with you will be freer to take care of the rest. It relieves the considerable stress of doing it all yourself.
Children love to be included. Figure out what they can do based on their age or the competence they have displayed. Even the simplest of tasks can get things done for you and save some time.
Lighten your travel duties by asking for help. You’ll create a team out of your travel comrades and you might all enjoy reduced stress. You might even wind up with a competent travel team on your hands!