Anxiety can present itself in many ways, including as panic attacks. Many people are easily stressed, worry a lot, or simply feel like something is always wrong.
Coping with anxiety can be challenging, especially for people who experience panic attacks. If you have ever experienced anxiety, you know it is not possible to ignore the feelings of unease, panic, terror, or lack of control that can happen.
Normalcy can seem like a distant goal at times. It might even seem like a pipe dream. As anxiety holds our happiness hostage, it’s easy to withdraw from life. Getting emotionally stuck is a common side effect. Anxiety can affect our decisions, our relationships, and our health.
Here are a few tips that may help while you are working towards a more permanent solution for your anxiety:
Coping with anxiety or stress through eating, consuming intoxicants, or engaging in other unhealthy behaviours can make anxiety worse. Trying to cover up anxiety this way can also contribute to isolation and low self-esteem.
Instead, picking up a new hobby can really help shift the focus to a new and positive activity. Try journaling, a gentle meditation practice, yoga or using adult colouring books as tools to help you relax.
Minimize Panic Attacks
When a panic attack starts, it usually ramps up very quickly. Preventing panic attacks before they happen is better. When this is not possible, having a game plan will help you de-escalate the attack sooner.
With anxiety, there is no one solution that fits for all. Panic attacks are brought on by different triggers, so find the antidote that works best for you. Some ideas include:
- Listening to music
- Calling a trusted friend or family member
- Cuddling with your pet
- Practicing box breathing, a technique designed to regulate your breathing pattern
- Walking or standing outdoors, especially in a place with an expansive view
- Gently stretching or making a repetitive motion, such as moving your arms in circles
- Using essential oils, such as lavender, rose, bergamot or frankincense
- Sipping a warm beverage, such as an herbal tea, taking in the smell and feeling the warmth
- Receiving touch, such as a shoulder massage or hug, from someone who cares
- Taking a warm shower
Trying to lower stress and avoid anxiety is helpful, but it does not solve the underlying issue. Learning to live with anxiety is important, but ultimately, living with anxiety is living with a problem.
Through counselling, mindfulness practices or energetic healing, you can help end your anxiety. The Healing Pendulum’s Heart Wall Program is a wonderful tool to quickly move energy and initiate the healing you deserve.
The Heart Wall Program is one of the most efficient healing techniques available for people who suffer from anxiety. It does not require a lengthy time commitment like counselling, practicing meditation, or mindfulness techniques do. For more information, please visit The Healing Pendulum.
Whether your anxiety manifests as ongoing stress or culminates into panic attacks, there are many ways you can help to ease or stop this unhappy response to life and its events. Remember, anxiety is not your fault. Treat yourself gently and find the solution that enables you to live the full life you want and deserve to have.