Post # 1
We are leaving tomorrow morning for our cruise (!) but I’m so terrified about flying. I’ve flown plenty times in my life and just in the past few years I’ve had anxiety about flying. I take xanax before I fly, but I still just have terrible nerves about it. I just have a bad feeling in my gut about tomorrow, but rationally I know it’s probably just nerves. Help
Post # 3
you will be fine, the airplane is maintained and the staff well trained – they will get you there safe so and there will be no issues. sending positive vibes that you can relax
Post # 4
I hate flying too… 🙁 Maybe take something to help you sleep tonight, and just breathe. You’ll be with Darling Husband and he will keep you safe!!
Post # 5
I fly to Taiwan every other year or so, which is a 27 hour flight! Just remember that the plane will fly no matter how much or little you think about it. Bring a lot of reading/watching material 🙂
It will be okay!
Post # 6
Thank you guys. I’m just taking deep breaths right now. I know it will be fine logically, but that damn irrational voice is so much louder!! I have the 3rd book in the Hunger Games to read, plenty of music, and my laptop so I SHOULD be ok.
Post # 7
Have an awesome second HM!!
Post # 8
you will be fine! Just think that you will be with hubby on a wonderful trip! Have a great tiime!
Post # 9
Think of how many planes are flying around the world every minute of every day and there are hardly ever even any issues! It will be fine!
Post # 10
My Mom is really afraid of flying too. She usually packs a few nips in her bag to calm the nerves.
Post # 11
@MapleMoose: haha I always have a beer before or on a flight. But our flight is at 7AM…
Post # 12
@PitBulLover: oh my, that’s early. I don’t know if my stomach could handle a beer for breakfast lol
Post # 13
@PitBulLover: I have a major anxiety about flying. Xanax didn’t work and sleeping pills didn’t work–alcohol does take the edge off, but I’ve found the most helpful thing is meditation/breathing. I do a very simple breathing exercise where I say in my head “I’m breathing in” with each inhale and “I’m breathing out” with each exhale. I do it until I can stop tensing my body. It sounds really simple, but it worked for me–on my last plane ride I was able to fall asleep on a plane for the first time since I was a kid.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Just remember that the pilot won’t fly a plane that isn’t fit for service. I think a pre-8 AM flight is the best flight of the day, too. The plane is probably fresh from being checked. 🙂
The 7 AM flight just means you get to have a mimosa instead of a beer!
Post # 15
try not to worry…it is just nervous. But this is coming from someone who also freaks out. I always think that I have this feeling that tells me that something bad is going to happen but nothing ever does 🙂 I am such a weirdo I even make up “signs” that I should not go on the plane.
I would like to hear some details about this cruise that you are going on 😀
Post # 16
Xanax and headphones ( music, movie etc), then if your reading- sitll put something in your ears to block out the nervous chitter chatter of your other flight members 😉
It will go great, and the cruise will be fabulous!!! Can’t wait to hear about it and maybe see some pics 😉