Flying - one of the things I am truly scared about. Yes, I know the logic, more likely to get killed by a bolt of lightening while sitting on the loo, but logic doesn't figure with a fear.
I need to fly in my job, here, there, everywhere, and have learned to manage the fear, but the fear is still there. When I get on a plane I repeat to myself during the journey, " the worst thing that can happen is that I will die," and that gives me a certain amount of comfort. I don't like being completely out of control. Not that I am a control freak on the ground, or at least I don't think I am, I suppose no control freak actually realises that they are one.
The book, by Erica de Jong, I read a long time ago. Not likely to join the Mile High Club where I cannot bear to unlock my seat belt unless in dire need of toilet (where I am probably likely to be struck by that bolt of lightening while flying - a real double whammy!).
So I carry on. If I want to get anywhere, I know I have to control the fear. Things I have tried include
- Taking valium
- Drinking on international flights
- Rescue remedy
- Fear of flying online course
- Books on anxiety
- "Travel Calm" tablets
and each of these have helped in their own special way. Would love to "get the cure", at least before I hop on that plane that does the MH370 trick