I am not a stranger when comes to travelling, I don’t drive yet so I rely on public transport quite a bit.
I am fine when it comes to getting on a bus or a train when it is a short local journey, yet if it is running late- I start to feel anxious. I usually get an early time anyway so even if I am late I still have plenty of time but I still get worried about being late somewhere.
Sometimes I have to travel long journeys on trains and I have to change and maybe use stations that I don’t like using as they are very busy and overwhelming. When I have to change in so little time or go to a busy station, I have a mini panic. I can’t afford to have an anxiety attack as that will make everything worse.
Instead, I have to tell myself to breathe, calm down and quiet the mind as there is nothing I can do if I have a full-blown attack. I just need to focus on what I am doing, where I am going and the time. And if the train or bus is late, there is nothing I can do about it, I have no control over it. I will get there when I get there.