Panic attacks are horrible!
They can hit you when you least expect it… you know the feeling… you’re on the train going to work and BAM… your face starts to go red, your heart speeds up, you begin sweating, you struggle to breathe, you’re entire body gets warmer, you start seeing stars and either faint or crouch down until it goes away.
A panic attack is basically a fight or flight response in your body. It stems from anxiety, so you could be driving and you see a rabbit run across the road which causes you to panic or you might be going for a job interview and you’re worried about screwing up, so you start to feel anxious.
So how do you stop it?
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Simple. The next time you feel a panic attack coming on…
1. Stop and focus
Stop whatever you’re doing and focus on why you’re feeling anxiety towards a particular situation. Once you understand why, it’s important to convince yourself that nothing bad is going to happen to you.. say this over and over in your mind. “I am fine, nothing bad will happen to me”.
2. Control your breathing
While you’re focusing, it’s vital that you control your breathing. It not only calms you down, but it allows you to focus on something other than the anxiety, so the feeling of dread will go away quicker. Breath in for 7 counts, hold for 10 counts and exhale for 10 counts. Do this 5 times.
3. Break your mental pattern
Listen to some music, read a book, go for a run… do something that’s going to break your pattern of anxiety. You have to take your mind off the situation before you can move forward.