How to handle an anxiety attack
In the last post I talked about how to help someone that is having a panic attack. In this post I was going to go over some of different ways that you can handle an anxiety attack.
For a person that has never experienced an anxiety attack, they can be seen as an abnormal and irrational panic over trivial things or accidents or for no reason at all.
As I have talked about before, attacks usually occur without warning and a person can simply burst into fear.
Certain triggers can set off an anxiety attack. For instance, getting stuck in an elevator, being called to speak in class or present a presentation at work, but in other cases attacks come out of the
An attack may be a reaction to a situation or problem at hand, departure the person overly fearful, or typically incapacitated, which regularly can affects life, happiness, relationships, and peace of mind.
A person undergoing an episode of anxiety will exhibit many symptoms at varied degrees throughout a attack
As we know these attacks usually peak within 10 minutes and rarely last for about a half an hour. But during that time, a person can totally lose control of themselves and show multiple symptoms
To handle an attack, a person must:
First try to relax.
Although it’s often not possible to relax throughout an attack, it’s very crucial not to submit to the emotion. Deep breathing helps. It calms and relaxes your mind and body. During an attack, focus your breathing to slow down your heartbeat. That also diverts your attention from the attack that helps you recover quicker. Take a while and practice deep breathing exercises although you’re not stressed or feel anxious.
Again, during an anxiety attack, it is often impossible to relax and calm yourself, but you have to be in control. Do your best to push positive thoughts to your head.
Don’t anticipate that something bad will happen because in reality, there isn’t. Keep in mind that the more you think negatively, the more anxious and panicky it is going to be.
Keep reminding yourself that it will be over soon.
And it will. Anxiety attacks only last for a short time, so there is no reason for you to think and feel that your world is over. You don’t have to be mindful of the time. You don’t even have to count every minute that passed. What you should be doing is be conscious that it will not going to last forever.
Start an exercise program.
I am sure that you are aware that exercise has lots of benefits for both the body and the mind. It is also a great stress buster and anxiety reliever. Experts agree that as little as 30 minutes of exercise, 3 to 5 times a week is enough to lower the level of stress and reduce the chances of having episodes of anxiety attacks.
Talk to someone you trust.
It can be your friend, your spouse, a relative or a therapist. Often, having someone who listens and understands what a person is going through will make a lot of difference.
Make sure you look for my next post soon. I will be talking about what makes people vulnerable to panic attacks.