It is such a vicious circle, but fearing a panic attack can cause an incident itself. Stop thinking about the sources of your attacks and about the dreaded worry. This sort of worry can become a trigger in itself. This compares to being told to not think of a particular word and then you think of it more than ever.
If panic attacks are seriously affecting your life, then it’s time to consult a doctor. Breathing techniques are helpful to many sufferers, but you may find that medication, therapy or a combination thereof brings you relief. Only a doctor can determine which treatment is right for you.
If you take control of your panic attacks, you can resolve your symptoms easier. Try to distinguish the cause of your fear and anxiety and fight against it to overcome the panic attack.
Rather than focusing on how to shorten or reduce the effects of your panic attacks, focus on the behaviors that stop them from happening entirely. Be positive and think happy thoughts when the dark ones are on the rise.
You should really push yourself when you exercise. Once your workouts become easy, try different ones or increase the ones you are doing.
Sometimes diverting all of the negative energy associated with your panic attacks to constructive projects like house cleaning can really help. This will release some of that energy, and improve your calm because you will have decreased your clutter.
Begin by rolling your head side-to-side, then stretch out the muscles in the face. Stretch and soothe the muscle tension right out of your shoulders and back. This can avert an attack before it strikes.
Accept all of the feelings you have, even the bad ones, if you are feeling panicked. Feelings are unable to hurt you, and you should use them to try to understand exactly what is causing your anxiety. Embrace them and be led to enlightenment.
Let go of fear. Put your efforts instead, into learning about your disorder and how to overcome it. Choose the right path toward improving your condition. Begin by trying to help yourself, and also by letting someone else help you, as well.
During an attack, focus on repeating positive slogans and reassuring thoughts. Know that it will not last forever. Remember that you must stay in control.
Is this a common experience? Did you stop your last attack? What should you do this time to achieve success?
A face to face talk is the ideal, if at all possible. This may provide you with immediate relief.
Meditation and breathing exercises can avert many panic attacks. Try just breathing deeply ten times, counting each breath as you inhale and exhale. This will give you more oxygen circulating through your system, as well as offer you a distraction from your negative thoughts.
Try to talk back to your irrational thoughts from the standpoint of a super-logical person. Is this thought harmful or helpful to me? Is it logical? What is the true probability that I really am in danger?
Knowing that you can overcome your panic attacks will increase your confidence in everything you do. Remember that a lot of people experience stress, and that it is not an issue that’s impossible to conquer.
Read more about panic attacks in my Panic Attacks category