You have been experiencing anxiety to a frightening level. You may have experienced panic attacks or more than one. You are searching for help and hope. Perhaps you have something you can do on your own. I don’t want to discourage you from seeking professional help. If you’re reading this, I applaud you for seeking out an answer. It is a good idea to let someone you trust know that you are in need of help.
It all depends on your anxiety level. It is better to run, fight or get out of the bath if an intruder enters your home at night. This is anxiety or panic that doesn’t make sense or doesn’t serve you as well as “fight and flight” when an intruder approaches. What are some things that might help me with anxiety? Hyperventilation is a sign of anxiety. It’s almost as if your breathing was as fast as you run when you sit down.
Slow, deep breaths can help you get your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels back to normal. It can also calm you down. Avoid caffeine: Mountain Dew, Coke, RedBull, as well as other soft drinks, can cause hyperactivity and hyperactivity in your body. Consuming caffeine will only make it harder to calm down. Drinking alcohol is not likely to help, especially if you are taking medication for depression or anxiety.
Do you ever notice how much you feel happier when you’re out walking than when you’re sitting at home? Ever experienced a “runner’s high?” Exercise is more than keeping your heart healthy and trim. It’s great for your mood, not just during exercise. You should consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions. Your job may provide enough or more exercise. I’m referring to the large number who live sedentary lifestyles and don’t get enough exercise.
Thinking: I’m referring to two aspects of your thinking. One, worry makes us rehearse the bad stuff. Focus on the positive and choose things you like. It is important to keep your mind from worrying about the negative things and instead focus on the positive. You can choose what you want to focus on and train your mind to replace anxiety-inducing thoughts with thoughts that will help you get there.
Have you ever seen a child cry because he or she feels lonely, sad, or hurt emotionally? Have you ever tried to distract a child with a toy, a kind word, or a toy? What happens? The tears often go away. Try distracting the child inside you with something beautiful. Second, think about what is causing your anxiety. This may sound strange and contradictory to the first point, but I am referring to anxiety that is not logical, that seems irrational or that has vague causes. Don’t try to rehearse bad things, but instead think with the goal for solving the problem.
Sometimes, it is easier to see the root cause of the problem and make it less scary than it was. In other cases, our anxiety may lead to us making important decisions about what we need to do and then taking action. Changing jobs. Seeking help. Avoidance behaviors are a major problem with anxiety. It is important to admit to yourself what you avoid and why.
Also, it is important to think about how to solve the problem. It may be more difficult to take the necessary and effective action. Some prefer to let their anxiety go and take action. Others may need some assistance before they take action. Or, you can take preliminary actions before taking the big step. In either case, you need to think clearly.
- Fun diversions: I don’t mean avoiding responsibility. You can reward yourself for your hard work by doing something you enjoy. It may make your life more enjoyable.
- Sleep: Anxiety disorders can lead to poor sleep habits or insomnia. Bad anxiety is only made worse by this. You might need to be checked for sleep apnea. This is a serious health condition that can be treated.
- Herbs: Many herbs have been used for their mild sedative and calming effects for many years. Chamomile tea and Valerian, Hops, and other herbs can be used to treat anxiety. Skullcap is a herb that can help you fall asleep.
- Lavender essential oil: This essential oil can be used externally by applying it to the skin or via air distribution. It has a calming effect on your brain. Please note that the Lavender product properties and their respective effects on calming can vary. Marjoram and Sandalwood are also worth a try.
- Magnesium, calcium: This helps relax tight muscles. I hope you find something useful here. There is hope for those suffering from anxiety disorders or panic attacks. If the above does not provide sufficient relief, you may need to take additional steps.