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Learn About Managing Panic Attacks With These Tips

Jun 29

Learn About Managing Panic Attacks With These Tips

Are you someone who suffers from panic attacks? If your answer is yes, you will find the following article to be useful. You no longer need to be a slave to these terrifying attacks. You have the choice to follow the suggestions given to you and learn to lead a full and happy life.

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You need to maintain a good sleep schedule if you are prone to panic attacks. By being sleep deprived you are more likely to suffer an attack, and be less likely to rationally address it. Try sleeping 8 hours a night.

 

Using tactics to distract yourself during a panic attack can help you calm down faster. Try counting backwards from 100 as quickly as you can. Work on a complex math problem. Turn on the radio, and sing along to a song that you know. Concentrate on eating an apple. Do a crossword puzzle. Anything that requires focus and clear thinking is going to help you take your mind off of your anxiety and channel it into an activity that will help you relax.

 

Pretend you feel great when you have a panic attack. Say out loud that whatever is bothering you is just fine. For example, "My heart is NOT fluttering! It's beating perfectly and smoothly and I am so thankful for that!" Rotate around your body and truly believe in the words you say and they'll come true in short order.

 

Think through your fear thoughts during a panic attack and try to figure out why these problems are bothering you. If the dishes in the sink bother you, why? Is it because you don't want people to see them? Why not? You may find a deep rooted problem which needs to be dealt with.

 

Calm yourself during a panic attack with relaxing, positive thoughts. Visualize yourself in your favorite place on Earth, surrounded by people you love, doing something you enjoy more than anything else. You might imagine yourself at Niagara Falls at the Butterfly Conservatory, watching all of the gorgeous creatures flit around.

 

If you know someone prone to panic attacks, try and be a mindful of situations that you know may trigger an attack and avoid them. If you sense your friend or loved one is about to go into a panicked stage, speak in calm tones and distract them while you casually remove them from the situation.

 

A silly but successful way to help get through a panic attack is to place something cold, like an ice pack or frozen food, beneath your arms in your armpits. Focus on the coolness and feel it go throughout your body. I have no idea how it works, but it does!

 

Count how long your panic attack takes to end, and then write the information down. Continue to keep a journal and watch as your panic attacks get shorter and shorter. As you learn to apply specific tips you'll see that not only do your panic attacks shrink in duration, but also get farther apart.

 

After reading the tips in this article, you should be able to live a life that is free of panic attacks. You have the option to create a life free from panic attacks. Learn how to live your life without panic attacks. You really do deserve it!