Yes I know I am constantly mentioning my upcoming holiday in all of my recent blog posts but this time there is a reason why I am talking about it. I started my blog focusing on mental health specifically so it only seems right to go back to the beginning and give you a mental health recovery post! For as long as I can remember I have hated flying. It isn’t so much the fear of the plane failing and crashing, its more the fact that you can’t escape. With a bus you can easily escape, but with a plane you’re fucked really if you want to leave. My anxiety is mainly based around the fear of being trapped, I don’t want to label it as claustrophobia but it definitely similar. So if you can relate then I hope this helps! Today I will be telling you all my tips and tricks on how to overcome flight anxiety.
Books books books. It is quite embarrassing to admit how heavy my bag is and that is all down to the books I carry daily, but I absolutely love the power a good book has. When you are in an anxiety provoking situation it is best to stay away from the thriller novels and stick to something less intense.
Music is your best friend. I am constantly listening to music, whether it is chart music or heavy metal I have my headphones in. It is the only thing that can automatically calm me down so keep a stash of headphones and chargers on your flight!
Adult colouring books. I love how popular these have become over the past years, and I see so many of them when travelling. It is just so therapeutic. I have also seen some books that are just swear words you can colour in which is definitely right up my street haha!
Movies & Netflix. I know that on most flights they have small screens that flip down and play movies, but I am not the tallest person in the world, nor do I have the best eye sight. So the last thing I want to be doing is squinting to see a shitty film haha. So this holiday I will be taking my iPad and downloading some TV shows to watch. (Cam get ready for the amount of Vampire Diaries I will be watching).
I would absolutely love to hear all of your tips below! Thank you so much for reading.
Until next time,