Learn To Prevent Panic Attacks In The Future
Trying to find a solution for your panic attacks can seem like a never-ending hunt for a rare treasure. It many ways it is actually like that. After all there are various treatments and medications out there to choose from. This article contains some advice to help you “get a jump” on your hunt.
Find something you really love to do and then, engage in it when you’re having a panic attack. Choose something that is meditative, like gentle yoga or knitting, so that you’ll get lost in it and forget what is happening to your body. Make sure you’re able to do this whenever an attack hits.
If you are being overwhelmed by your panic attacks, deliberate and controlled breathing techniques may help to relax you. You can get control over future attacks by learning to have a more relaxed and open manner of breathing.
Panic attacks are terrifying because the person experiencing them has the sudden overwhelming fear that they are going to die. The important thing to remember about panic attacks is that you can control them cognitively. Your brain is taking normal everyday stimuli (a shift in the road while driving, for example), and interpreting them in a fearful way. You can course-correct this fearful interpretation by trying to recall what the source of that stimulus could be. This will reduce your fear and your panic should subside somewhat.
Feeling alone can make it more difficult to cope with your feelings of anxiety. Having supportive people to help you with your anxiety will make it much easier to control your panic attacks. That’s why you have friends to help you.
When you feel that you are about to have a serious panic attack, stop whatever you are doing, sit yourself down, and concentrate on your breathing. Breathe in deeply through your nose, allowing your stomach to rise. Count to five while you inhale, and then exhale through your mouth as your count to five again. Count the number of breathings until you reach ten, as you should start to feel better then.
To prevent panic attacks, avoid taking on unnecessary responsibilities that will add to your overall stress level. It is important to be assertive about your needs and your limitations to prevent overloading yourself, which can make panic attacks more likely. Learning to say “no” can go a long way in preventing attacks.
Keep in mind as you have a panic attack that everyone has problems, and that everyone has an off day. Even the rich and famous have negative situations, and their’s are plastered on the front of papers around the world! Nothing is so bad that it’s worth letting yourself get worked up over it. Channel that energy into solving problems instead.
While the hunt for an effective panic attack treatment can seem almost never-ending, you can persevere. There is an end to the hunt; you just have to keep trying to find something that works with you and your condition. Through the advice of a physician and this article, you can find the “treasure” that will help you.