Controlling a panic attack is not something that is easy to do. In fact, this is something that a lot of people seem to struggle with long before they even know that they have panic attacks. The good news is that there are some tips and tricks that you can use to help you control panic attacks. Controlling panic attacks is something that you want to be able to do, because it can stop you from having a full blown panic attack. So keep reading…
Method #1 – First of all, do not fight it! This is the biggest problem that people have. A lot of times, when people feel the onset of a panic attack, they feel the need to try and control it right away and fight it off. However, this is the worst thing that you can do. The more that you try and fight your panic attack, the more likely you are actually going to have a panic attack. That is because as you try to fight it off, you get more panicky that you are not going to be able to fight it off. So the first thing that you have to do is learn not to try to fight them off. Let things happen naturally.
Method #2 – The second tip is to tell yourself you are alright. Now, this may sound silly, but there is something that is reassuring to the mind when it hears you say to yourself that you are fine. This does not mean that you have to say it out loud and feel silly. It just means that you need to tell yourself, in your mind, that you are fine, that nothing is going on, and there is nothing to panic about. Half of the time, this will control the panic attack right away without having to do anything else.
Method #3 – The third step is all about breathing. When people start to panic, they do not breathe right, and thus, their heart rate starts going out of control. When you feel a panic attack coming, you need to learn to control your breathing. This can help you to control panic attacks. Although this seems like it would be one of the easiest steps to follow, it is not. That is because people forget to breathe, and it’s the first thing that starts to get out of hand. As soon as you stop breathing right, the panic attack starts coming in full force.
Method #4 – The fourth step would be to relax. Take a second to regroup and relax your muscles. You will notice that when you are having a panic attack, a lot of your muscles will start to lock up with panic. This makes it hard to move, and not only that, but it does not help your already out of control panic attack. So take just a second to yourself to relax and clear your mind. Keep breathing right and telling yourself that everything is going to be just fine.
Method #5 – The fifth step is to remember that there is no set cause for panic attacks. No one knows for sure what causes the body to react in this way. So the next tip is to look at some things in your life that could have triggered this panic attack. Find out what your body is really stressed out about. You may find out that it has nothing to do with the situation that you are in.
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