Posted by Dinah on May 23, 2011, at 7:19:43
In reply to vacation anxiety, posted by floatingbridge on May 22, 2011, at 16:24:09
I always hate the idea of going on vacation. But once I'm away, something happens to my brain. It's as if in changing my surroundings I break free of something. By the time the vacation is over, I wish I weren't going back. I recognize how dangerous the old familiar can be to my health.
I find the same thing happens, to a lesser extent, when I get away from the house.
Is there anything inherently stressful about the vacation, apart from the airplane? I hate riding in airplanes myself due to emetophobia and certain bad experiences in childhood with my brother. For the most part I retreat into sleep. Or if my son starts playing a video game, he gives up his window seat. There's something very hypnotic about staring down into the clouds.