posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 09:53 AM
I've personally found meditative/relaxation techniques to be very beneficial in managing travel anxiety. What I do is focus on breathing (3 seconds
inhale, 4 seconds hold, 3 seconds exhale, 4 seconds before next breath) trying to empty my mind while gradually relaxing my body. I start at my feet
and work my way up and stop once I've reached my head. There are many methods, do some searches and experiment until you find one that best works
for you. Also, while on flights I try to do something were I'm actively engaged, such as doing difficult crossword puzzles or Sudoku, etc. Reading,
for me, can be too passive (unless it's a technical journal article, etc., or a really engaging novel) and my mind wanders back to anxiety mode. You
may not completely eliminate the anxiety, but you can effectively manage it. It may be worth while to analyze/examine why you have suddenly began
feeling this way. Anxiety typically doesn't spring up for no reason. Good luck!
*note: the meditative/relaxation techniques should be done daily, they are not a one-time fix. practice is essential.