medium haul flight coming up in 2 days

Hi Everyone

I have an 8-hour flight coming up on Saturday. It's actually 2 x 4 hour flights with an hour transit in Hong Kong.

Even though I've been expecting this day for 6 weeks (since I booked my flight) and 6 years (since my last flight), I still feel anxious. I have been practising breathing exercises and will bring a whole bag of distractions with me onboard. 

I'm trying to remain calm and trying to use the information I've gained to normalise my fears but I have to say, it's hard. I feel anxious and I don't know how to deal with it. 

How do the rest of you deal with the anticipation leading up to the actual flight? 

I hope to hear about some of your experiences. Thank you for reading. 

Cheers, Lyn

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Comment by Sarah on December 6, 2012 at 8:46pm

Breathing, distraction, information, normalisation. Sounds like you've got everything you need.

I'm not that wonderful at handling pre-flight nerves myself, I tend to get very withdrawn. But just try to focus on the rational part of your brain - you know there's nothing to be scared of. I guess also don't try to squash your anxiety. Acknowledge that it's there and let it be and it'll probably fade away after a bit.

All the best for Saturday.

Sarah

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