People with agoraphobia may find things such as overcrowded airports and train stations overwhelming. Many anticipate their trips with dread. Those with generalized anxiety may find a bunch of new things to worry about during travel. This can interfere with your life. It is important to remember that avoidance will not help you overcome anxiety. Instead of dreading travel try practicing your fears head-on. Taking one step at a time and have some support.
Plan and confirm all details: to decrease your stress, try to book flights that leave early in the day when the airport is less crowded. Allow plenty of time to organize your belongings, your IDs for security checkpoints, and check to make sure that you have your medication.
Start thinking ahead. Make a list of activities that you would like to engage in during your travel. Plan stress-reducing techniques. Such as slow, deep breathing, meditation, and progressive relaxation.
Put your strategies to reduce anxiety to work. Connect with staff on the plane, request seating by the aisle or window whichever you feel most comfortable.