|Written by Denise Bogacki|
Panic Attacks 101: Learn More Today
Panic attacks can be scary and overwhelming. If you commonly suffer from panic attacks, there are things that you can do to help cope with them and to avoid the overwhelming feelings. This article is filled with valuable information that may help you manage your panic attacks a little better.
Visualize yourself lying in a field of bubbles when you have your next panic attack. As they begin to burst you are able to move lower and lower into the pile of bubbles. The pile is never-ending so you know you are fully supported, relaxed, and surrounded by joy and love.
Determine what the triggers are for your panic attacks. Do you have a panic attack every time you turn in a project at work? Do you have a panic attack late at night after you've seen a scary film? By figuring out situations that seem to bring these attacks on, you can learn to avoid them and hopefully the attacks too.
If have problems with panic attacks then you need to be prepared to talk to yourself about the feelings you are experiencing. Tell yourself that the feelings of doom that you are experiencing are caused by your mind and not that you are really in danger. Speak firmly and repeat that you are safe and not in danger.
Do you stress out over the fact you're stressing out? My biggest problem was that I would have a fear and then start freaking out because I was irrational and my fears were dumb and therefore I was irrational and dumb. Instead, I realized that anxiety is a natural reaction and healthy, so I should be happy my mind is trying to help and let it pass.
If you are prone to panic attacks, do not wait for one to appear to train yourself to breathe correctly. Instead, keep your breathing in mind at all times and focus on training your body to consistently breathe deeply and slowly. This may not prevent future attacks, but can help you deal with them since your body is already accustomed to proper breathing techniques.
Get moving! The best time to exercise is during a panic attack as you have lots of adrenaline in your body and it needs to be absorbed back into the body. Go for a walk or jog, jump in the pool, do some work around the house, or turn on your motion-sensing video game system and play!
Steep yourself in silence when you have a panic attack. Listen to the sounds around you and try to concentrate on each one individually. Figure out what it might be, and how it works to make that sound. Consider the silence as a gift and let it embrace your body.
The information that has been provided above should help you learn how to manage a panic attack and decrease the amount of time it lingers. You need to take control of the situation, if you want to be over the attack, in as short of an amount of time as humanly possible.