How To Overcome Anxiety Attacks
Believe me I know how awful anxiety attacks are for you, I started this website because I experienced severe anxiety all my life. My entire life I played it safe and never took risks which would cause me anxiety attacks, so if this sounds like you as well you are not alone. My whole purpose of this website is to help others learn to deal with their anxiety better, lets face it you will always have anxiety to some degree. I do have faith in YOU, I know if I could learn to live with all my issues you can too. First off, you must build up your confidence and get through some anxiety attacks. You need a plan, this is what I am going to help you with today.
What Is The Worse Which Can Happen
You have had these attacks before, so ask yourself what is the worse thing which ever happened from these attacks? Accepting we are going to have these attacks from time to time is our first step to overcoming them, our attacks even though they are awful and make us so uncomfortable we feel like we are going to die. We had have them often enough we know they will not harm us physically, oh they will give us physical symptoms which feels like we are going to die but we know these symptoms never actually harm us permanently.
You Must Be Patient
Our next step is a bugger to learn to do, when we start to get our symptoms we must hold our ground even though all our instincts tells us to get the heck out of here. Sometimes if we can stick out the situation for a while, our symptoms will actually start to calm down on their own. We must try to give it a little time before we actually do anything, what I do myself during this time is start deep breathing through the belly not your chest. This extra oxygen often helps calm down your symptoms, so this is the first coping skill you should try.
Talk To Yourself
I know people think your weird if you talk to yourself, but you need to be telling yourself I will get through this and I will be fine. Practicing positive self talk will make this become natural for you after a while, in the past I was great at negative self talk. How I reversed my self talk to positive, every time I thought or told myself something negative I took it back and replaced it with something positive. This might sound foolish to you right now, but believe me it will work wonders for you during your attacks so it is well worth you spending the time working on this.
As A Last Resort
During your attack if these do not ease your symptoms and they become just too much for you to bare, as a last resort try moving around if possible. Often indoor situations make me much more anxious, sometimes even now I just have to take a walk. Just getting some space from the situation or your trigger can often ease your symptoms, then maybe you even can ease back into the situation leaving your symptoms and your attack some place else.
This article is to help you if you have an anxiety attack if your out in a situation which causes you an attack, most of us rarely has attacks when in a place we feel safe like our homes. These are what I use when I have an anxiety attack myself even today, if you can calm yourself down your symptoms will ease up and even go away. I really feel these are great resources for anyone to invest in if they truly wish to be able to overcome their anxiety attacks, check them out I am sure at least one of these resources can help you with your anxiety attacks.