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Offline adam4little

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Fear of flying; have to fly by myself Saturday
« on: June 04, 2014, 12:24:09 AM »
Any advice from anyone here on flying? I'm really scared and I have to fly Saturday. This is my first time flying by myself. Also it's the first time flying in seven years. :/
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Re: Fear of flying; have to fly by myself Saturday
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 05:28:35 AM »
I think distraction will be the key thing on the day. As it is happening so quickly. If it had of been in five weeks time I would have suggested a bit of practice. Maybe a shorter flight and back. To get a feel for things. But we can't do that now. There is the option of asking your doctor to give you something for the flight. Just something to take going and coming back. Something to relax you. If that is not an option I would use an MP3 player. Maybe have some music and some relaxation talking on it. That little voice in your ear telling you that everything will be just fine. Making you breathe in the correct way. Keeping you nice and calm. I seriously never leave home without an MP3 player. Bring a good book with you too. You are just thinking ahead of time. Things may be different come the day. You might actually enjoy it.
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Re: Fear of flying; have to fly by myself Saturday
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 08:27:34 AM »
Have not flown in some time, but had to fly in the past. Detested it, was thoroughly terrified. Knew I had to do it so shut my mind off, pretended I could not see or hear, took aspirin and got on. One time I had potent drinks on the blasted thing which helped much.

Bring something to plug up ears, reward yourself with a magazine or book, maybe a book of puzzles. Get on and go into hyper mind control to forget where you are. Some people actually enjoy such torture. We can learn to endure it. Truth is it is more dangerous to get in the car. You'll be fine.
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Re: Fear of flying; have to fly by myself Saturday
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 01:03:18 AM »
Today I kicked anxietys ass. I flew cross country by myself. A few years ago I was housebound.
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Re: Fear of flying; have to fly by myself Saturday
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 08:34:43 AM »
Hurray for you. :happy0151:
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Re: Fear of flying; have to fly by myself Saturday
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 08:37:24 AM »
Today I kicked anxietys ass. I flew cross country by myself. A few years ago I was housebound.

You are the man! Delighted for you, congratulations!
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