Fear of Flying
In 1987, I experienced a “near air disaster” with extreme turbulence. Since then, I have had varying degrees of anxiety when flying, yet I have continued to travel worldwide on numerous flights. Cognitively I understand that flying is about 750 times safer than driving. But when the rough air rocks my world, anxious feelings invade my thoughts. Last night was one of those flights with turbulence from start to finish. Deep breaths and remembering that fear is a liar kept me calm enough to endure the moment. How do you deal with your fears?
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28 ASV
Sometimes I just cannot seem to get enough rest and I feel exhausted. It may be easy to refrain from physical activity, but it is often difficult to relax the mind…so I lay still, but keep thinking and worrying about all sorts of things. What seems to help me most is to count my blessings. That reminds me Who is in charge and how much He loves us. His Peace provides true rest.
Rest and Relaxation
Obviously we live in the age of anxiety and are under constant stress. But we know that rest and relaxation are important to our health. There are so many people taking all sorts of medications for the same, but I am interested in what works for you, besides medications.