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Happy Monday guys! It's a brand new start of the week with a bunch of new plans and opportunities in front you!😉 Today I wanted to talk about my anxiety of flying that I used to have and how I manage to keep myself cool whenever I fly to a destination.
According to sources a lot of people suffer from the fear of flying which is also called aviophobia. I have been flying since I was a toddler. My parents took me along with them when they were traveling. I remember as I teenager I was never scared to fly. On the contrary, I actually enjoyed it. But since the past 6 years I had been suffering from being anxious when flying. Even short trips of an hour scared me so much. At times I just started crying when turbulence occurred and just lean on the person next to me. It was that bad!
Luckily I have managed to keep myself cool when I fly & learned how to actually enjoy the journey. I have to be honest, flying is still not my favorite part whenever I plan a trip & I really hate when turbulence occur but I don't get too anxious anymore in comparison to the years before. I remember whenever my sisters and I were going on holidays. My sisters would dislike sitting next to me because I would totally freak out which would make them anxious as well. But for all those who get stressed the day or even weeks before they take-off, you can make it less by doing the following....
What really helped me call down whenever I'm on a plane was when I started to inform myself of what actually happens with the airplane from take-off to when we are up in the sky to landing. Trust me, it really helps! You know at times when you're on a a plane you will hear the engine making weird noises that will make you think that something is going completely wrong but the thing is the chances are really small that something is going that you should be worried about. Reading about flying and everything around it taught me things that really helped to minimize my anxiety. For instance, I learned that planes are designed to resist twice a much turbulence than the heaviest measured turbulence and that the chances are really small for the plane to damage during a heavy turbulence. Another thing I learned is that statically, a plane is worldwide the safest way to travel. Furthermore an airplane gets checked frequently before it takes off. Every 4 to 5 weeks a plane will undergo a aircraft maintenance where the inside and outside of the aircraft will be checked for possibly any replacement / maintenance of parts. Lastly, what helped for me is to watch the safety video they provide during the flight at times. I remember watching one during one of my flight where it was explaining everything that happens with the engines when the aircraft moves and that there is absolutely nothing to worry about. That was so reassuring👌!
I hope today's tip will help you too if you have fear of flying. Let me ask, do you have any fear of flying and what do you do to calm down during the flight? Share your comment below.