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    Travel Anxiety

    Hi. I'm new. Have been suffering from travel anxiety for years. Have stopped traveling. Upcoming trip to Florida by car with a friend but experiencing mild anxiety. Can anyone relate?[

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    Re: Travel Anxiety

    Hi, Gardis. What is it about travel that you fear? For a long time, I had to plan my route in advance so I knew where major hospitals were “just in case”. If there would be a long stretch of the trip where I wouldn’t be near one, it would be the number one thing I thought about the whole time. Shoot, for my honeymoon 11 years ago, we traveled from Kansas to Montana (town clear up by Canadian border) - 26 hour trip. There was an 8 hour time period in there that we didn’t even have cell service. Stressful lol.

    Im not sure what made me get over that. I don’t really even think about that anymore. Maybe exposure therapy, number of trips where nothing untoward happened, excitement about the trip, etc. Maybe a combination of all. But yes, I’ve definitely suffered travel anxiety in the past.

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    Re: Travel Anxiety

    Thank you so much for reply. I start thinking about going away and just develop anxiety about it. Fear something will happen. U can't concentrate on enjoying life. I have cancelled travel plans in the past over this. I need to hit this head on to get rid of it and I freak out.

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    Re: Travel Anxiety

    Iím sorry you are going through this. It does tend to suck the joy out of life. I recommend distraction and mindfulness. Play games that make you think and concentrate. Listen to a podcast. Make an in advance mix tape. Teach yourself progressive muscle relaxation so that you can do it in the car.

    Enjoy your trip if you can. No judgement here, I hope you make it though.


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    Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I'm sound mt best to handle it. I actually did some packing! But I find that one day I'm good and the next day not So much

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    Re: Travel Anxiety

    Thatís ok too. Just try and keep up with relaxation exercises so you can practice them in your head on command.


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    Re: Travel Anxiety

    I agree, I think distraction is key. Also facing the fear itself is huge. The more you can do that, the easier it becomes. You can do this!!

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    I really appreciate your support. I'm trying to think of the warm water and sandy beaches. I gotta do this

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    How did it go?

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