I never was scared of flying until I developed GAD almost two years ago. I just get really freaked out during take off, especially when they make a turn while you're still going up!! AHH!! Anyways, closing my eyes and leaning my head back on the seat is the best way for me to keep myself oriented. Looking out the window or looking ahead of me is too much. Then once I finally feel that we have leveled off I will
open my eyes. I just pretend I was sleeping or something :)
Also, once you're reached your flying altitude where they said you can take off your seatbelts the plane barely moves at all. Walking down the aisles is a sinch, so I wouldn't worry about
it, its not at all like a train.
Makes me sad that I feel this way now because I never used to. I flew all the time as a kid and was never phased by it... oh well... hopefully I'll get back to that place again :)
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