Nervous Flyer? Tips for a Calm Flight
Whether it’s take-off or descent that makes your knees shake, aerophobia is far from rare, with around 40% of us sharing a fear of flying. Make this the year for adventure by conquering your anxiety head-on (with a little help from nature and science).
At BraveFace, we create naturally formulated stress support supplements that are backed by science. Our natural remedies for stress and worry can make travelling more manageable for even the most fearful flyer.
Pair our herbal stress support supplements with these helpful tips, and you can enjoy a much-needed holiday without dreading your journey.
1. Keep Cool Under Pressure
Supplements for stress and can help you stay calm on your next flight. While pharmaceutical options provide relief, they can also leave you drowsy and out of sorts, which is less than ideal when you arrive at your destination.
CoolHead is a rapid stress relief spray that is formulated with Passionflower and Mānuka honey and is great when you’re on-the-go. Calming the mind and improving focus, CoolHead ensures you’re in the best state of mind for your journey.
2. Create a safe space
When you’re already on edge, an unfamiliar environment can add to your stress. Create your very own safe space within the parameters of your seat, with everything you need to find your cool.
Give your senses a rest by blocking out anything that causes anxiety. Download a relaxing playlist and put on your headphones, close your eyes, ignore the world and find your peace.
3. Be Prepared
Reduce the risk of any last-minute panic by preparing thoroughly for your flight. Along with your “safe space” items, pack anything you might need for your flight in an accessible place.
Pop a pen, charging cable, sick bag, CoolHead spray and lip balm in a small bag and take it out of your carry-on before stowing overhead. If you have everything you need for your flight at your fingertips, you can avoid added stress mid-flight.
4. Breathe In, Breathe Out
Focused breathing can be a great way to centre yourself in times of stress, and those pre-take off jitters are no exception. Close your eyes and shift your concentration to your breath, noticing how it ebbs and flows without trying to control it.
You could also try the 4-7-8 breathing technique, which focuses your mind and can slow a racing heart. Simply inhale to the count of four, hold to the count of seven, and then exhale to the count of eight.
5. Stay Hydrated
When you’re feeling stressed, it can be tempting to take full advantage of the in-flight wine, but this can make you feel even worse.
It’s easy to get dehydrated on a long flight, so try to minimise how much caffeine and alcohol you drink (as they are dehydrating), or at least balance it with plenty of water. Believe us, your head will thank you.
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