You must try to be as ‘fit’ as you can, and when you go flying you should:
- Look after your emotional well being.
- Look after your psychological well being.
- Look after your physical well being.
- Look after your physiological well being.
Good quality sleep is important before a flight, aim to be fit in mind and body because it will help you relax. Take things on your flight that will help you to relax, like music, magazines or a book to distract you from your worries, then rest well after you have flown.
Look after yourself generally and learn to sleep properly. 8 hours sleep will give you 16 hours of efficient wakefulness.
Not only does good health bring about positive and realistic thinking, poor health inevitably moves us towards less positive thinking. This is not being weak, it’s a medical fact. There is a clear and obvious link between a healthy body and a healthy mind – and a healthy mind is one that is more able to deal with the problems of life. Of course, none of us can determine or change what comes our way but there are things to do to make certain that we’re as healthy as possible.
See the Premium on line Fear of flying Course for more information. There is a section on Preparing for a flight.
It’s popular nowadays to pay attention to diet, and nowhere is that more important than when flying. The best foods are salads and high water content foods. We suggest that you plan your diet carefully before flying.
See the Premium on line Fear of flying Course for more information. There is a section on In flight strategies.
Lifestyle magazines, car magazines, puzzle books or easy romantic and adventure novels are perfect. Anything that entertains and engages you. If you’re a puzzle person … stock up with more than you need.
See the Premium on line Fear of flying Course for more information. There is a section on after flight strategies.
Most importantly. Remember to relax after your flight, because you will be tired from coping with the stresses of flying. You need to spend time recovering from the emotional demands that flying will have put on you.
Try to get some good quality sleep on the night you arrive at your destination. Get on to ‘ local time’ as quickly as you can … some people set their watch to destination time as soon as they board their flight to make it easier to do that. It’s worth reading airline advice on jet lag.
Make sure that you have strategies to deal with any gremlins while you are away and trying to relax on the beach!