Dying to go on vacation, but hesitant to set foot on a plane? If the thought of air travel is enough to send you into a panic, you’re not alone! And fortunately, there are many ways to settle your nerves and make the experience less anxiety-inducing.

Let sleep calm your flighty nerves

Plane Taking Off OverseasIf you’re not too anxious to fall asleep, taking a nap can be a useful way to pass time and distract you from your nerves. Set yourself up ahead of time with comforting items like a neck pillow and some calming essential oils like lavender!

Keep distracted on the plane

If sleeping isn’t a feasible option, keep yourself entertained and ultimately, distracted from the fact that you’re airborne. Watch a movie you’ve never seen before, read a book, do a crossword puzzle; the options are endless! Keeping your mind occupied and you’ll make it to your destination in no time!

Don’t fight the bumps

When you’re driving in a car and hit a bump, you don’t tense up the same way you do when you hit turbulence. Think of it as the same type of thing and go with the flow versus fighting it. Let your body sway naturally with the bumps.

Avoid caffeine on your flight

Don’t down a big coffee before boarding the plane. Caffeine products will exacerbate anxiety and contribute to your fear process. Choose water or a small glass of wine instead to create a more serene and comforting feeling.

Listen to music or meditate

A playlist of calming music or a guided meditation can do wonders for anxiety-ridden minds. Breathing deeply will slow down your thoughts and body, while the music will help drown out common flight noises.

Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to your dream destination! If you need help planning, call on the team at Blue Horizon Travel and Yacht Charters. We have the expertise and enthusiasm to match yours when planning your travel! Browse some of our travel options or call us today at 309-526-3499 to learn more about our travel services.