I have been abroad several times, however, this is the longest I have been away. No, I didn't think to arrange to contact my psych and GP whilst away. I didn't anticipate that I needed to as I coped rather well, before.
Last year, I travelled for three months, independently as well as travelling solo. Looking back I believe I did rather well, so with hubby as my travel companion for this trip I thought I should do much better. And, we did ok.
What went topsy turvy for me was when our daughter joined us for two weeks in Scotland. It was great having her but it also meant having to make further adjustment for an extra person. By then, hubby and I had it down pat, how we travelled and coped in rather confined spaces most of the time but with an added person, it rather throws a spanner in the works.
The other trigger point for me is the weather. The reason why I chose to travel at this time of the year is to escape our winter but travelling in Scotland is like being back home in winter. Whilst the highland is beautiful, the cities are less so, especially, when it rained quite constantly.
Another trigger was eating out all the time. By then, I was sick of paying top money for eating bland food and would dearly have love to indulge in home cooking which is impossible whilst staying in hotels or bed and breakfast. Next time, I would choose service apartment or stay in air bnb.
The fourth trigger point is that I do try to keep up with what is happening in terms of current affairs both in Australia and globally. Bad mistake as I allowed myself to become simply overwhelmed by 'bad' news.
So, it pays to know our triggers and managed these as best as we can. Good luck and Happy travelling.