How I Dealt With My Anxiety

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I’m not sure if I’ve had anxiety all of my life. All I know is that in the past few years my anxiety has gotten pretty bad. It’s not bad all the time but during certain situations it’s really rough. I don’t fly very well and as you know I just recently went to Europe. 

The flight there wasn’t so bad maybe because it was divided into 2 flights. I flew from Orlando to Boston had like a 4 hour layover. Then a flight from Boston to Paris. However on my way back it was a straight shot back to Orlando. It was an eight and a half hour flight. 

I prefer non stop flights because in the past my anxiety hasn’t been why I didn’t fly well; it was my motion sickness. On this particular flight it was my anxiety. I had a window seat, which is always good. As soon as the two people sat next to me and I saw all the other people getting on the plane I felt trapped, like I couldn’t breathe,  and the plane was closing in around me. My heart starting beating extremely fast,  I thought I was going to faint. It was awful. I wanted to get off of the plane.

I explained to the nice couple next to me my situation and they told the flight attendant. She looked at me she goes, “You have anxiety with flying and you’re own a plane?” I said back with a little bit of sass, “No, I have anxiety in general!” She said okay, let me see what I can do. 

So, to calm myself down and not freak out any further about wanting to exit the plan. I closed my eyes and counted.  I took lots of deep breaths and I thought of happy places. I thought of the fact that I would see Onyx in a few hours and how happy he would be to see me. I prayed to God to calm me down and then I talked to the nice couple next to me. I focused on their nice words and then the flight attendant came and told me she had a new seat for me! 

I was given an aisle seat in my very own row. From that point on I was perfectly fine, well as far as anxiety goes. I was still uncomfortable in my seat because airplane seats suck. 

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you learned something. How do you deal with anxiety/panic attacks? Do you have any advice? Have a wonderful blessed day and always be kind. Follow me on Instagram @lifewithlane14

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4 thoughts on “How I Dealt With My Anxiety

  1. I have an ability to swing into anxiety and overthinking. I swear by deep breathing and visualization, quality cbd oil, healthy diet and exercise and enough sleep. A really great book I read recently “first we make the beast beautiful” is very insightful with regards to anxiety. For motion sickness- ginger root before and during travel. Cheers!

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