STEPS TO OVERCOME FEAR OF FLYING
If you are afraid to fly,follow these steps to help conquer your fear.
1.FIND OUT THE TRIGGERS THAT SET YOU OFF
figure out what frightens you,examine how your anxiety reaction is triggered, so identify them,so you can manage your fear when anxiety levels are low.learning what sets you off makes it easier to turn it off.
2.STEP ONTO THE AIRPLANE WITH KNOWLEDGE
Anxiety thrives on ignorance, once you become knowledgeable your thoughts are limited by the facts,Become familiar with the facts they will eliminate your anxiety,but they will help you manage it.
3.ANTICIPATE YOUR ANXIETY
Often the most intense anxiety you will experience during your flight,but is not an accurate predictor of how you will feel on the flight,it is frequently far greater than what you actually experience.
4. SEPARATE FEAR FROM DANGER
It is often difficult to separate anxiety from danger because your body reacts in exactly the same way to both, Be sure to label your fear as anxiety tell yourself that anxiety makes frightening thoughts feel more likely to occur and remind yourself that feeling anxious doesn't mean you are in danger, you are safe even when feeling intense anxiety.
5.RECOGNIZE THAT COMMON SENSE MAKES NO SENSE
Anxiety will trick you into thinking you are in danger when you are perfectly safe.always overlook the discomfort anxiety brings.
6.SMOOTH OVER THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE FLIGHT
To manage anxiety when turbulence hit,learn about airplanes and how they are designed to handle turbulence focus on managing your anxiety rather than when turbulence will end or how severe it might get,remind yourself you are safe,
7.EDUCATE FELLOW FLIERS HOW TO HELP YOU
Other fliers need to know what frightens you, along with what helps you most to cope with anxiety during a flight,your task is to be clear about your triggers and ask specifically for what you find most useful.
8.VALUE EACH FLIGHT
Exposure is the active ingredient in overcoming your phobia, every flight provides you with the opportunity to make the next one easier,your goal is to retrain your brain to become less sensitized to the triggers that set you off.