Traveling as a clausterphobic
Every time I get ready to go on a flight, I get really, really, really nervous, even though I know that I will be fine. There are peoples’ jobs to fly on planes every day, even multiple times a day. I am not really scared of crashing, or dying, but just being stuck in a limited space for a long period of time. There are a few things that I like to do to make in through a flight.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol – totally not fun, but you will thank me for it. Many of my friends have suggested getting a cocktail, but how many times have you heard of passengers having complete melt downs due to too much whiskey?
Eat the vegetarian meal on the plane
Have plenty of books/magazines/music/games to keep you occupied
Have a playlist to help you fall asleep – my personal fave are Nocturnes by Chopin. They tune me out every time!
Have sleeping pills on hand (I usually only take these if they are over 5 hours)
I used to take sleeping pills for flights over 5 hours, but I have now discovered Bach’s Rescue Remedy. It is an all natural form of getting rid of that anxious feeling. Since discovering this, I never take sleeping pills on the plane anymore! This is a total game changer!
Always board the plane last.
Wear loose clothing. Definitely nothing that restricts the neck area.