8 Steps to Overcoming Your Fear of Flying Latch on to triggers that set you off. Step onto the airplane with knowledge. Anticipate your anxiety. Separate fear from danger. Recognize that common sense makes no sense. Smooth over things that go bump in the flight. Educate fellow fliers how to help you. Value each flight.
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Why do flights give me anxiety?
Our mind wants to keep us safe and that means staying in your comfort zone. Going into fight is a physically threatening situation which means our mind does its job to keep us safe by going into a fight-or- flight response; that’s when the nerves, anxiety and doubts begins.
How can I stop being scared before a fight?
What happens if you panic on a plane?
Try to turn your thoughts around
Fear of flying should be taken seriously, especially if you suffer from panic attacks. It’s good to prepare by going through your usual thoughts during a panic attack on-board. For instance, you may feel in danger because the doors are locked and there’s no exit from the cabin.
How do you clear your fears?
Ten ways to fight your fears Take time out. It’s impossible to think clearly when you’re flooded with fear or anxiety. Breathe through panic. Face your fears. Imagine the worst. Look at the evidence. Don’t try to be perfect. Visualise a happy place.
How do I overcome my fear of conflict?
THE BASICS Identify the problems with being a pushover. List what you might gain by speaking up. Reconsider your assumptions about confrontation. Address one issue at a time. Stick to “I” statements and work on staying calm. Keep practicing one small step at a time.