These are the best ways to control anxiety before traveling

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Taking The Steps To Control Anxiety Disorder
It's no secret that feeling anxious isn't fun, panic attacks are nothing short of terrifying and being nervous all the time is always a huge burden. But what do all these things have in common? They're all symptoms of anxiety.

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Otherwise known as "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an upcoming event" -- anxiety is a serious issue several people all over the world face on a consistent basis. It's never something you plan on having, but once it's here -- you can't help feeling out of control. If this sounds a little something like you, then you probably also know what it's like to have travel anxiety.

The thought of planning a trip, figuring out what to do while on vacation and eventually going home stresses you out beyond belief. But not to worry, we're here to help you control your travel anxiety and enjoy your trip as much as humanly possible. Here are 5 key ways to deal with anxiety when traveling.

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1) Plan out important details of your trip well before you head out

This will help minimize stress and worry when the day of travel finally comes along.

2) Remind yourself why you want to explore the world in the first place

A nice reminder will allow you to clearly see that your reasons are actually bigger than your anxiety.

3) Remember you can always go home

You can take a deep breath knowing if your travels are too much to handle, you can always leave.

4) Get out of your comfort zone

This one's self-explanatory!

5) Don't compare your previous experiences to your current one

Because they're not the same. Just because one was bad, doesn't mean they all will be -- remember that.

Think you're ready to head out on a grand adventure?

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10. Hong Kong - 8.66 million visitors

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9. Seoul - 10.35 million visitors

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8. Kuala Lumpur - 11.12 million visitors

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7. Singapore - 11.88 million visitors

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6. New York - 12.27 million visitors

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5. Istanbul - 12.56 million visitors

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4. Dubai - 14.26 million visitors

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3. Paris - 16.06 million visitors

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2. Bangkok - 18.24 million visitors

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1. London - 18.82 million visitors

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