I’ve always loved flying. Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing it since I was a baby or maybe it’s just because I’ve never really stressed about it, but regardless, I know it’s something that a lot of people have a hard time with. Whether you’re scared of flying or just can’t seem to figure out a way to get comfortable, here are some tips on how to enjoy the long (or short) flight you’re headed out on. Here’s how to enjoy flying, once and for all!
When you work yourself up before a flight, it’s only going to make your anxiety worse. So if possible, try to keep your mind off your upcoming flight and use techniques like meditation to calm your senses. If you can arrive at the airport feeling pretty good, your flight will be that much more enjoyable.
Embrace the time on the Airplane.
Get work done, watch movies, listen to music… one of my favorite things about flying is the time on the airplane when no one can bother you. You’re phone is off, you can’t be doing laundry or cleaning, there is literally nothing for you to but sit and just relax for however many hours. I love catching up on movies I’ve been wanting to watch or reading that book I keep putting off. Embrace those flying hours to do the things you don’t usually get to do when you’re busy at home.
Trust Your Crew and Fellow Passengers.
I know this is a hard one but if you trust that you’re all this together, things will go smoother. If you trust that your crew really does know what their doing, it will make your trip that much more enjoyable. Whether they act like it or not, airplane cabin crews are actually really well trained and react to situations really well when there are problems, so when in doubt trust that they will take care of you if they can. Your fellow passengers also deserve a little trust… granted you’re all in the plane together so when you realize that you’re in good hands, it makes flying easier.
Know Ahead of Time, that Everything Might Not Go According to Plan.
If you can prepare yourself ahead of time for the fact that everything with your flying experience might not necessarily go according to plan, you’ll be better off. Know that your flight might be delayed, you might have issues checking in or there might be turbulence. But following the advice of the other steps on this page will help a lot.
Sometimes you just have to train yourself to let go. Take flying for what it is, know the risks but also remember that you’re probably headed somewhere fun or off on an adventure or maybe just heading home. Take the time and embrace it, but also just learn to let go of those fears and leave it up to fate.