Face it. Traveling for the holidays is never fun. It’s even worse when you’re traveling long-distance on a flight for several hours with long lines and invasive security scanners.

But just because holiday travel isn’t fun doesn’t mean it has to be torture. Here are six ways you can make traveling for the holidays just a little bit easier whether your flight lasts 30 minutes or eight hours.

  1. Do your morning stretches. Approximately 36 million people in the U.S. practice yoga. But whether or not you’re familiar with yoga exercises, it’s a good idea to do some stretches before your flight. Yoga can help calm your nerves and increase your flexibility, which will make your body less stiff after sitting for several hours.
  2. Get yourself an airport terminal map. Find an airport terminal map as soon as you arrive at the airport. Most people are familiar with one or more of the 378 primary airports in the U.S. like John F. Kennedy International. But having a map of the terminal makes it easier to locate gates, restaurants, charging stations, ATMs, and more.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings when it comes to germs. The holiday season is also the beginning of flu season. And while 22% of Americans believe their carpet is dirtier than a toilet seat, that might not be true when it comes to airport restrooms. Be aware of your surroundings when you’re at the airport and on your flight. Avoid touching door handles, drinking fountain buttons, sink faucets, and toilet seats. Wash your hands thoroughly and often, and bring along a travel-size bottle of hand sanitizer for you and your kids.
  4. Keep your medications in multiple spots. The U.S. holds up to , but that doesn’t mean you’ll have access to your prescriptions wherever you go. Whether it’s ibuprofen or insulin, make sure that you have your medications in multiple spots including your travel bag, your purse, and your suitcase. This way you’ll have access to your medication wherever you are even if your luggage gets lost.
  5. Bring an empty, reusable bottle with you. Americans spend approximately $1.22 per gallon on bottled water every year. And while you can’t bring bottled water through airport security, you can bring an empty bottle with you. Keep an empty, reusable water bottle on hand to fill up at the drinking fountain to avoid stressing over high prices at an airport restaurant.
  6. Keep weather-appropriate clothing in your carry-on bag. If you’re traveling someplace warm for the holidays, you’re not alone. Up to 45% of homes sold in Maui were bought by out-of-state homebuyers in 2016. Keep a change of clothes in your carry-on bag if your destination has different weather than your starting point. This way you’ll stay comfortable both on the flight and when you arrive.

It’s a struggle to travel at any time of the year, but especially during the holiday season. By following the tips above, you can make your own holiday travel a little less frustrating and a little more full of holiday magic.