Choose a familiar tote

“I find that if I try carrying something different from what I’m used to doing, it becomes a distraction in itself. With a familiar bag, I instinctively know it’s on my shoulder, under my arm, and I’m more likely to carry it with confidence and awareness. Trying something new on a trip when you’re surrounded by new things to figure out and absorb, makes me less comfortable and I’m more likely to be unwittingly careless.” — cw