How to combat your fear of turbulence

There are a few simple tips that could help you out

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There's no reason to panic about turbulence, but in the moment, it can be difficult to relax during takeoff and landing.

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We've unearthed two simple and smart techniques to combat your nervousness and fear of flying.

1. Get writing

Pack a pen and some paper and write your name down over and over. Focusing on your name will keep you distracted when turbulence strikes and writing it with you non-dominant hand will help to temporarily suspend those fearful thoughts.

2. Breathe through a straw

Taking breaths through a drinking straw restricts air flow and prevents hyperventilation.

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