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5 Simple Tips To Conquer Your Fear Of Flying

Update Date: May 02, 2016 06:00 AM EDT
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A fear of flying or a debilitating case of aviophobia is an extreme condition for individuals. Here we give you significant tips on how to overcome the terror even if it may take one flight at a time, according to Professor Robert Borvia via Independent , author of Overcome Your Fear of Flying.

FACE YOUR FEARS

The clinical psychologist who also happens to be a pilot made it clear that: "We try to make ourselves feel safer by avoiding things, but it doesn't help to deal with your problem. Avoiding flying can inhibit your career if your work involves travel. It can affect relationships: most people want to go on holiday, many of them abroad. And some family events require us to travel."

Bor suggests that we should give the moment a time to sink in as facing your fears and phobias culminates in a high success rate of dealing with a psychological problem.

PUT EMPHASIS ON THE BY-PRODUCT

Bor suggests that in order to calm yourself - one must think about the destination itself and not the process of how you got there in the first place.

"Perhaps you're going on holiday, visiting family or friends or just doing your job well. These all give you a purpose for taking your flight and added motivation to overcome your fear and move forward with your life."

ACQUIRE TECHNIQUES ON HOW TO EASE UP AND DISTRACT YOURSELF

A slight turbulence in the sky may send you jittery but be well-informed that such events do happen and that the plane itself is in truth a sturdy, massive contraption.

"If you start to feel unsettled, sit back, fix your line of sight on the seat back ahead or something in the distance and breathe deeply in through your nose for five seconds and slowly out of your mouth for five seconds. Your heart rate will decrease almost immediately and within a minute or two, you will start to relax."

TALK TO THE CABIN CREW 

Familiarize yourself with the internal environment of the airplane talk with a fellow passenger or with the cabin crew. The cabin crew is proficient and more than willing to lend a hand on anxious passengers. It is advisable to mention to them as you board the plane that you concerned about your flight.

LASTLY, STAY HYDRATED 

Also is it not advisable to load yourself up with alcohol to have a fake confidence instead help yourself to any juice or water.

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