Caved and bought this. #drinkthekoolaid
On facing my fear of flying:
Prior to this weekend I hadn’t flown on in airplane in almost 6 years. It sucked, it was embarrassing, and most of all it was EXTREMELY frustrating. I realize that if you’ve never had a fear or phobia of something this all might seem silly.. So just skip this and pat yourself on the back for being a zen master. Otherwise, if you’re interested here’s 5 ways I worked on my mind and was actually able to enjoy my flight.
1⃣ I read a book called Cockpit Confidential that answered every question you could ever have about flying. It covers every single noise you could possibly hear, all the different types of planes, air streams, ect.
2⃣ I am extremely lucky to of had extensive meditation training. But believe it or not I used the very first breathing technique I ever learned. In through the nose, out through the mouth… Concentrating on the feeling of the breath in your nose, throat, lungs.
3⃣ Realize that you WILL feel anxiety but what you want to do is just name it and let it go. Dwelling is the enemy. Do a positive association. Every time you start feeling those little bubbles of anxiety think about your dogs face when you come home and he’s happy to see you, or think about the last great amazing love making session you had… No joke those things release oxytocin into your system and the anxiety floats away… Then in 15 minutes when it comes up again.. Do it again!
4⃣ Music. During take off, landing, in flight, waiting in a huge heard of people, anytime you know your anxiety is going to flare. What kind? Whatever takes you to another, calming, place. For me, it was Sigur Ros.
5⃣ Do your fear facing flight on your own terms, when there’s a reward at the end of the runway. Don’t wait until you HAVE to go to something like a funeral.
I know how lucky I am to if had an amazing, compassionate, loving man there to hold my hand… If you don’t have one of those by the time you take your fear facing flight… I’d suggest a stuffed animal! #fearofflying #flying #faceyourfears
Our little Spot is growing up!! In the past week he’s lost at least 2 baby teeth that we’ve actually found. Poor little guy is having to chomp all his veggies with only 2 front teeth! #minipig #petpig #pigstagram #pigowners_unite