We recently traveled about 800 miles from our home to pick up my daughter from her college and 800 miles back. It was fun at the same time painful for buttocks and joints.
Same can be true if you have a job in which you have to sit for longer hours, working with the computers and you get joint soreness.
What to do?
Here are few things that can help you get relief:
Before even you start your trip, set intention on how you want your trip to be….
- Drink lot of water
- Take frequent breaks– I recommend every 90 min
- Stretch your legs, arms, do forward and backward bend- ( make sure you can do it, if not massage your lower back ) bend down from waist forward and touch the ground and then slowly come back to standing position and then keep your hands supported on your back and slowly bend backward until you feel stretch
- Do tailbone tapping– bend slightly at your waist, make a loose fist and gently tap on the tailbone for 1-2 min
- Listen to music that you like, if you have small kids play games (I spy, alphabet game, singing game,)
- While driving have a cool minded person sitting next to you, not someone who tells you every 5 minutes to change the lane, watch for the stop sign, watch the car in front of you which is half a mile away, directions on when to drive slow or fast, you get the point… lovingly ask that person to sit in the back seat and enjoy the ride. This will eliminate arguments and will have a safer journey
- Do deep breathing
- Chant a mantra in your mind
- Think of ideas for your upcoming project or planning an event– I was thinking of my upcoming book signing event at I Can Do It in Baltimore on June 21 and 22nd with Dr Dyer and Louis Hay along with many awesome keynote speakers.
- Massage your face and ears. Run your fingers through your hair and massage your scalp.
- Say Wooo Hoooo!!!!! And SMILE !This will keep you fresh and energized
If you have time do some sight seeing too. We went to the Wolf Park.
When I reached home safe and sound, I thank my car, hotel people where we stayed, restaurant servers, and my angels for a smooth and pleasant journey.
Happy to be home.