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