53 minutes ago
Good Morning brave souls out there, in every aspect.
I have just acknowledged that I BEFRIENDED MY FEAR OF FLYING 👏🏻💪. OMG, is that liberating.
After the dentist (that was trauma, but for another day, there's a lot there), fear of being on a plane was one I wanted to work on. And I finally did it.
Again, it's not completely gone, but now it just accompanies me, not leading me.
Some things that helped me are:
🙃my desire for traveling is bigger than the fear
🙃I would always make friends with the person next to me and that helped make the flight better. Ironically, I haven't made friends lately, and that's when I realized I don't need anyone to "soothe" me anymore, I'm doing great.
🙃breathing helped me a lot when I got scared, consciously & slowly breathing
🙃thought process behind all the work, etc.
A few flights back I realized taking off was a pleasure because I could really enjoy it. There are still moment when I get an unsettling feeling, but I know how to manage it now. It lasts only for seconds.
The pleasure and happiness in enjoying the views and actually being so high was another cue for me that I had succeeded. Damn, it feels great to see all from above, that's my astral projection now, flying 😅
Gosh, I used to have major panic attacks by only thinking of flying. Crying and shaking involved, being on the ground. Seeing a plane also did it for me to panic.
I also realized that that fear held with it my fear of dying and the need to control everything.
Without realizing, working on my control freak side, has helped with this and other aspects.
It's all connected, a big web in the brain. You create one fear, it spreads to other aspects, but it goes the same way when you befriend one.
I also dropped the idea of being fearless, that was not helping me. That's when I came up with the concept of Befriend the Fears.
What a game changer.
Now I'm working on something that will help others with this process and I'm so excited. I see how powerful it is for me, and I can apply it to other fears, adjust it and work with it.
Fear by Fear, one fear at a time baby, one at a time.
at Zürich Airport