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The Ultimate Transportation Showdown: Comparing Planes, Trains, and Cars for us with Anxiety!

Updated: Apr 13

which causes more tension?

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  • 0%Trains

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Navigating transportation with brain injuries, anxiety, and PTSD can indeed be challenging. Let’s explore some considerations and options:

  1. Brain Injury and Anxiety:

  1. Transportation Challenges:

  • You’ve wisely chosen to live in a walkable area like Savannah, where you can comfortably move around without needing a car.

  • However, when you do need to leave the area, it becomes more complex. Let’s explore some options:

  1. Car Travel:

  • Riding in a car can be stressful, especially if you’re prone to anxiety. Complaining about everything during the journey isn’t ideal.

  • Consider discussing your concerns with your wife and finding ways to make car trips more manageable. Perhaps breaks during longer drives or using noise-canceling headphones could help. I need to go a step further but sitting in the back seat, sometimes I just lay down.

  1. Air Travel:

  • Flying can be daunting, especially with anxiety. The security checks, early arrival, and potential delays can exacerbate stress.

  • If you prefer functional planes, express your concerns to airlines. Some carriers prioritize safety and maintenance.

  • To reduce anxiety, consider:

  • Arriving at the airport with extra time to spare.

  • Using calming techniques during the flight (deep breathing, mindfulness).

  • Bringing comfort items (books, music, or a stress ball).

  1. Train Travel:

  • Trains offer a more relaxed mode of transportation. You can enjoy the scenery and move around.

  • While the journey from east to west (e.g., to Texas) takes longer, it might be a less stressful option for you.

  • Research train routes, amenities, and accessibility to make an informed decision.

  1. Alternative Transportation:

Remember that everyone’s experience is unique, and finding the right transportation solution involves trial and error. Prioritize your well-being and choose what works best for you. 🚗🛩️🚂


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