Take every opportunity available to drive every day. You can even get in the car and sit for awhile, thinking good thoughts about driving and how you enjoy it. By facing your fears, you will be better able to overcome them!
If a child is experiencing frequent panic attacks they should be talked to right away. Something big could being going on with them and these attacks might be coming from the fact that they cannot express what is wrong. It is up to you to open the dialogue with your child.
If you experience fear when having an attack, ask yourself if there’s something or someone in your surroundings that you should be fearing. Is there anything or anyone that could hurt you? Probably not. Once you realize this, you can breathe deep and allow the fear to subside.
Get past a panic attack by speaking positively to yourself and thinking calming thoughts. Know that you will get through it. Remember that you won’t lose control of the situation.
Drinking alcohol is a bad way of dealing with panic attacks. When you drink alcohol to deal with a panic attack, soon you will develop a dependency on it. Drink water if you need to drink something.
If you are going through a stressful day, take a break every half hour by using a timer to help you remember to take those breaks. Spend 1 to 2 minutes every thirty minutes taking deep breaths in order to relax. Doing this will help you maintain focus and alleviate stress. If you continue this, it will become second nature.
Is this something that you have attempted previously? Did this work the last time? What should you do this time to achieve success?
Meditation, yoga and deep breathing techniques can all be stress relieving activities. Drink a hot cup of herbal tea or take a warm bath. Spend some time with the people you enjoy, or get it all out with a good cry. Basically, you should so whatever makes you feel better.
Find a way to cool down. You can drink ice water or ice your arms, both can deliver a cooling sensation. This can serve as a shock to your body and reduce the emotional turmoil that you are generating so you can regain your control.
Try to take advantage of your panic attacks by using the nervous energy to get things done. If you stay inactive, your excess energy will only cause you to feel more stressed. Besides, by channeling your extra energy, you should be able to clean your house more efficiently than ever.
Stretch the muscles in your face and also give your neck some attention by rolling your head back and forth. A shoulder roll can relieve tension all through your back and neck. Taking these actions can help prevent a panic attack from occurring.
As we have shown, panic attacks plague people of all types. By not treating them, it is very difficult to make them stop. The time to get control of you panic attacks is now. When you get a handle on the disorder, you can lead a better, more fulfilling life.
Read more about panic attacks in my Panic Attacks category