Over the past year I have really grown to love flying. Despite crowded planes and slight delays I’ve managed to deal with my anxiety of flying pretty well. Here are so tips on how I deal with my anxiety of flying.
Get to the airport early. I find that if I have about an hour to an hour and a half to rest before my flight I am more at ease. Give yourself enough time to find your gate and keep track of your flight.
Have a small meal prior to your flight. A full belly is a happy belly! I try to snack or have a small meal prior to boarding the plane so I am full and happy.
Avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water. I know everyone’s first cure for flying anxieties is to drink a little alcohol. For me, I prefer to drink plenty of water prior to and during my flight. I will carry my empty S’well bottle through security then buy a bottle of water to fill it up with once I am at my gate.
Dab a little lavender oil on. During my trip last week, my flights were delayed. When I felt myself getting impatient or nervous, I took out my Doterra Lavender oil. I put a light dab of it behind each ear or on my wrist.
When you feel anxious just remember to breath. Flying back to South Carolina Monday night we flew through a thunderstorm. We had crazy turbulence and lightning all around us. I could feel myself tense up. So I closed my eyes and focused on my breath. It eased my tensions and calmed my nerves until we landed.
Flying doesn’t have to be an anxiety-ridden experience! Find something that works for you and stick to it. For me the Friday 5’s above work just fine. Next time you fly try these tips out and see if they work for you.
What do you do to combat flying anxieties?