7 Ways to Reduce Airport Anxiety

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Acknowledge That Your Feelings Are Valid

Sometimes we get apprehensive for no cause. All bets are off at airports. There are many things that can stress even the calmest person.
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Give Yourself Extra Time

Airport events are beyond our control. We sometimes face long lines and technological issues.
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Prep Your Luggage

Some new baggage has built-in scales, but a luggage scale costs under $20. Keep your baggage within the airline's limit to avoid serious check-in issues.
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Dress Appropriately

Granahan says being anchored in your body can help us feel in control. Wear comfy clothes and shoes to avoid fidgeting and sweating.
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Try Deep Breathing

Take calm, deep breathes in through your nose and out through your mouth either in line or at the gate.
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Distract Yourself

Keeping calm requires mental stimulation. Find a podcast or audiobook you enjoy, like true crime or an interview with a fascinating person.
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Talk About It

To get emotional support, Rinaldi offers talking to your travel partner about your worries.