Four Tips for Maintaining Your Habits When Traveling

Going on holiday and traveling sounds like fun until you think of all the habits you maintain at home. Then you start to wonder if you’ll need to break those habits and build new ones. Is maintaining your habits when traveling possible? Whether we’re talking about habits like proper nutrition, fitness or even vaping, you need ways to maintain them despite traveling and getting to know the world. With these tips, you’ll be on top of your routine regardless of where you are and what you’re doing.

1. Prepare mentally

Woman writing in planner; maintaining your habits when traveling

If you go on your trip thinking everything’s going to be like home, you’re not going to have a good time. Traveling is a whole different experience that doesn’t abide by the rules of everyday life. You may not have access to the gym or to the food you need for your diet.

Also remember that you’ll be jet-lagged, which may prevent you keeping up with other habits. To help you stay on track, you should plan an itinerary and schedule the days on your trip. This way, you’ll have exact slots for your habits and you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything. This kind of mindset is extremely helpful during trips. It allows you to feel on top of things even in a completely new environment.

2. Prioritize

Plate of healthy food

It’s very likely that you won’t be able to keep up with all of your routines while you’re abroad. That means that you’ll have to prioritize. Figure out which habits are most important to you and make sure to stick to them. Even if you don’t stick to every one, you’ll still feel good about being on track with your most important routines.

For example, if your diet is the most important thing to you, focus only on that. Do the rest when you can and don’t feel bad if you don’t manage to do it all. With your priorities set, you’ll have nothing to worry about.

3. Plan ahead

Woman working on laptop; maintaining your habits when traveling

Some habits can only be maintained if you have the proper equipment with you. Of course, you can’t carry everything you need abroad. So, you’ll need to make sure the destination country accommodates your needs. For example, do some research and look up a decent vape shop or a good yoga studio. You don’t want to find yourself in a foreign country desperately looking for something you didn’t realize you needed.

With so many apps available, you can easily look up good shops and read the reviews. This way, you save yourself the trouble and disappointment of finding out you don’t have what you need.

4. Pack the essentials

Rolled up yoga mat

Some habits and routines rely entirely on props. This means you’ll need to invest in the equipment you need to keep them up. So, if your routine includes yoga or pilates, you may want to carry a lightweight mat with you.

It’s better to pack the essentials and bring them with you than to find them when you arrive. After all, you’ll be on unfamiliar ground and won’t know where to find quality equipment. In some cases, you may even end up paying more than what you would at home.


As you can see, maintaining your habits when traveling is possible. You don’t have to suffer just because you’re in a foreign place. Part of the fun of traveling is experiencing something new and unique. But the other part is staying true to yourself and your habits. If you pay attention to these tips you won’t have any trouble sticking to your routine and enjoying your holiday wherever you are.

About Emma Williams

Emma Williams is an Australian writer with a master‘s degree in business administration, who has a passion for anything lifestyle and design related. She spends most of her time redecorating and participating in house projects. As a great nature lover, her biggest pleasure is spending time in a small cottage by the river.

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