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AIRPORT ANXIETY AND AGITATION

MrZee
MrZee

Well here I am sitting at the airport awaiting my plane. Long flight too. The crowds are here so I can tell it’ll be a packed flight. Ugggh. I do not do crowds well. Furthermore I can already hear screaming kids amongst the awaiting masses and sooooo hope they will not restlessly be seated anywhere near me.

I really don’t like to get agitated... but it comes so easily. My therapist always tells me, “Michael you cannot control the crowds and children...” Yet I fantasize if I had a magic wand, *POOF* it would just be me sitting here in a sparse space awaiting my own private lear jet.

Anywho, I just needed to jot this down to help calm my frustration.

Anyone else here easily get agitated at things that are beyond our control? I would be curious to know.

Trying to be patiently yours,

-MZ

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I do! I use noise canceling headphones to block them out and I wear blue light glasses. It helps. I also take walks and place myself far away from others at the airport. I also make a airport routine so my body is prepared to do the thing I don’t want to do.

MrZee
MrZee in reply to cole4

Great idea. Thank you cole4!

I do not let things get to me very often, because we have so little control in our lives. When going on a long flight I wait til the last to be boarded. I have ear plugs, and take a really good book with me. If it is night I take my face mask and attempt to sleep, taking some melatonin. Prepare yourself in the best way you can,, concentrate on yourself, ignore other people, they are ignoring you. This is part of your journey in life, enjoy it. I send you strength, belief in yourself, peace, love and hugs.....Sprinkle 1.....

MrZee
MrZee in reply to Sprinkle1

Thanks Sprinkle1. I actually loaded a new novel on my Kindle. That really helped me somewhat tune it all out.

I feel for you MrZee !! But i got to say,. "Better you than me" Lol. Sorry to rub it in,. But your definitely not the only one who feels that way. Travelling has become so much harder over the decades with all the needed extra security, hence the longer waiting in lines. Good News is you WILL get through it ! Just like every other uncomfortable thing you've had to face in your life. Have a Safe Trip.

MrZee
MrZee in reply to Tbine

Well I made it... thank you. What’s bizarre is it seems planes are getting smaller while they cram more seats on the plane.

But anyway, I got to my destination. I know I’m not alone with travel crowd frustration... everyone has it especially dealing with the madness at airports.

Hidden
Hidden

Oh me, I’m same as you...I avoid places in kids school holidays...

Noise makes me feel so agitated...

I’m a nervous flyer so anything disruptive makes me feel anxious ...

I was lucky last couple of times I flew I went first class/business class.oh what a difference that is..

But costly 🙄

Let’s hope you have someone quiet sat next to you 😊

Good wishes

MrZee
MrZee in reply to Hidden

Thank you Olivia40... oh how I wish I could afford a first class ticket. But this flight was Southwest so there’s no first class. The plane was crammed. But the good thing is I know I’m not alone with traveling frustrations.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to MrZee

Mr Zee you are most certainly not alone in this..

One of my worst nightmares..

Hope you got there ok without too much hassle

MrZee
MrZee in reply to Hidden

Thanks Olivia40,

We flew in to New Orleans to visit in-laws for a few days. It’s a brand new airport which is beautiful. However being so new they don’t have the kinks ironed out yet. Luggage retrieval took hours and the traffic getting out of there was a nightmare.

My saving grace is I’m reading a great novel so tuning out to that helped rescue me from the madness around me.

Yes, years of therapy has deeply helped me cope with things around me that I cannot control.

Of course I do cherish one of my favorite fantasies is if I had my own wings who would need an airport? 😉

Hidden
Hidden in reply to MrZee

Glad you’ve arrived

A good book sounds great

😊

MrZee
MrZee in reply to Hidden

Oh yes indeed. It quite saved me at the newly built New Orleans airport. It’s all out of whack being new. Due to disorganization it took over 2 hours for our luggage to arrive. Got about half my book read waiting for that. Without my book I probably would have gone from zero to Drama Queen in a matter of seconds. 😉

Hidden
Hidden in reply to MrZee

Would love to go to New Orleans !

A new airport too 😊

I love it when i find a distraction that helps..

Or else ima nightmare 🤣🤣

MrZee
MrZee in reply to Hidden

We’re actually visiting hubby’s mother. She’s sweet and lives outside New Orleans. 2 weeks relaxed visit. And in two weeks and 20 pounds later, then I’ll deal with the diet anxiety. For now, it’s splurge heaven.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to MrZee

This sounds sooooo good !!

Have a fabulous time ..I’m sure you will

MrZee
MrZee in reply to Hidden

Olivia40... y’er a peach.

Hugs,

-MZ ❤️

Hidden
Hidden in reply to MrZee

😁🌻🌹🌻🌹

I do, with certain things. I don’t get upset with the crying of kids, which I believe has a lot to do with me being a mother. I built up a tolerance level for things like that lol so it’s almost as if it’s far away background noise. I’m actually learning now how to deal with things I can’t control, so I’m a work in progress :) not completely good with it, but I’ll get there. Crowds are hard at times. I don’t care for them. I’ve always been the person to disappear in crowds or social gatherings. I become shy and very quiet. I feel awkward when I’m around people. The only place I’m vocal is my work, bc I need to be. Weird huh?

Weird? No. You are completely preaching to my choir. With your response, I feel much less alone. Thank you for that ❤️

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