How To Practice Self-Care When You're Traveling

Andrew Zaeh for Bustle

It's so important to make the most of your traveling, since we all know those vacation days are far and few between. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 84.7 percent of American workers get paid vacation. Of those who get paid vacation, the average number of those days is 10. As for the other American workers, paid vacation days are no guarantee. So what's the best way to take advantage of your time off? One way to do that is to practice self-care while traveling.

"People tend to take care of themselves more on vacation than in their daily lives," Khajak Keledjian, founder and CEO of Inscape, a meditation studio and app, tells Bustle. "But, if you’re only on vacation for one or two weeks a year, what happens the rest of the year? I see self-care as the new dimension of luxury. A vacation is an experience that serves as an escape from the routine. That’s the feeling to capture. To reduce stress and to find clarity, people are turning to meditation. As we continue to see overstimulation rise, finding time for yourself is important."

Just because the United States has yet to realize the importance of vacation days to a person's mental, emotional, and physical well-being, doesn't mean you should short-change yourself. Instead, make the most of your traveling by practicing self-care while doing so. Here are eight ways to practice self-care when you're traveling.