Panic attack: is the problem in ourselves or in the airplane?
When it comes to flying, obviously people have different opinions because of their different experiences inside an airplane. To me, for instance getting in the airplane is most of the times the best part of a trip because it makes me feel relaxed. On the other hand, my grandmother hates traveling by airplaine because she went through some bad experiences in it. And that’s exactly what I want you to think about: what makes you feel uncomfortable or even hate traveling by airplaine? Initially, you may think this is such a stupid reflection, but there are many traumas and Post-traumatic stresses which are caused by a simply 40 minutes flight.
Sometimes, the problem isn’t the airplane itself — if you have Claustrophobia, for example, you might have chances to experience — or have already experienced — a panic attack. Also, we tend to react differently because of our mind — we think differently, so it affects our mood and the mood influences the way we see and react to what’s happening around us. The good news is: if you can relax and control your mind, probably your flight will be awesome!
Lastly, if you’re in Brazil and you’re about to embark in a plane to Japan, don’t be afraid, that’s not the end of the world! Try to relax, don’t eat any heavy food the day before and don’t drink anything with too much caffeine at least 5 hours before your flight; try to use comfortable clothes because the atmospheric pressure should make them feel tighter than they really are. After doing all these steps, get in the airplane with certainty that everything is going to be alright and have a pleasant flight, ladies and gentlemen!
“The important thing is to take that first step. Bravely overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next” (Daisku Ikeda)