I have a little confession to make: I’M TERRIFIED OF FLYING.
The weird thing is that I get all excited soon as I book my flight, all of a sudden, a week before I start noticing plane accidents, I start having nightmares, after that I have insomnia, the night before my flight is the worse usually I can’t sleep at all. Every single time is the exact same thing! Flying gives me a lot of anxiety. I white-knuckle grip the armrest at least when the airplane takes off and lands! I know I’m not alone a lot of people are afraid of flying. I don’t really know why I feel like this, but it can be very embarrassing sometimes. I love roller coasters and ironically I want to try skydiving. I never had a bad experience during any of my flights. So is not a rational thing. I’ve been abble to control it a little bit more now. I used to play some music or read a book or watch something fun, but that didn’t really helped me anyways, what’s working for me is flying with comfortable clothes and shoes and no makeup (god I look a mess ahah) I usually try to sleep during all my flight, So I avoid caffeine. I like the extra large seats and if you use the ones near the emergency exit you’re most likely are going to fly without anyone on your side. Most people that are afraid of flying hate that seat, but I think it’s the best seat. I hate feeling trapped and if i’m closer to the exit i’m going to probably be the first person to leave the plane in case of an emergency.
It might take me a while to get over my fear of flying, but at the moment I don’t let it control me and I’m managing to feel a little bit less stressed. I try to think about positive things (like what I’m going to do soon as I land) right before I get inside the plane.