10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Many people in the world are struggling with anxiety and depression at this very moment.
People are experiencing panic attacks right now. All this is happening because of the deadly coronavirus.
It's more common than you would like to admit.
People are in a state of indecision, nervousness, and depression because of anxiety.
They lose their zest for life and are unable to rise to the occasion.
They avoid people and procrastinate as they are unable to concentrate.
Have you ever been through these attacks?
Are you going through these attacks now?
Well, here are 10 different ways to face your anxiety and overcome it.
1. Share your struggle with a trusted person
Half of your battle is won when you share your struggles with a trusted person.
It could be a family member or friend.
Most of the power that anxiety has over your life comes from the fact that it is hidden.
Once it is out in the open, it loses its power.
Go ahead and be transparent with your friend.
Share everything related to your anxiety with that person.
After doing that, you will find such relief and release.
2. Live in the present moment
Many times, people suffering from anxiety live in the past and not in the present.
The ghosts of the past keep haunting them.
The best way to get rid of these ghosts is to start living in the present.
The past is gone and there is nothing you can do about it now.
Just let it go gracefully and enjoy the present moment.
3. Make sure that you sleep well
Sleep is a wonderful gift of God.
Make sure that you get 8 hours of sleep daily at night.
You will be surprised to see what a difference it makes in your life.
The body, including the brains, renews itself during sleep.
Sleep is actually therapeutic. It makes you fresh and vigorous again.
It will reduce the anxiety levels as peaceful hormones are released during sleep.
It brings calmness to the brain and the body.
4. Exercise daily for some time
Please take the time to exercise regularly.
It does wonders for the body and the mind as well.
Exercising increases blood circulation and brings a sense of well being.
5. Take a break from caffeine
Generally, caffeine is said to be good but excessive consumption can lead to harmful side effects.
Addiction increased blood pressure, tremors, and palpitations.
Disturbed sleep patterns are some of the harmful side effects.
It is a stimulant and can impact your overall health in the long term.
In light of these facts, you will do well to limit your caffeine consumption to a few cups daily.
Instead, drink fresh fruit juices or vegetable juices.
They will rejuvenate your mind and body.
6. Eat all your meals every day
Ensure that you don’t skip any meals during the day.
Having your meals regularly ensures that your body gets all the nutrients it requires to attack the problems it faces.
It equips your body with the firepower it needs to fight disease and anxiety attacks.
Have meals that are balanced with the right amounts of proteins and carbs.
Avoid excessive sugars and candy.
7. Formulate a strategy to overcome anxiety
To tackle any problem in life, you must have a proper strategy.
It's no different when it comes to anxiety and panic attacks.
Sit down with some experts on the subject, maybe medically trained personnel, and formulate a strong strategy to get rid of panic.
Let it be a practical strategy and executable one.
After implementing the strategy, do conduct periodical reviews to track your progress and document it.
8. Learn to say no
During your recovery process, learn to say no to things and people who trigger panic in your life.
You will have to get tough on some things in order to ensure a speedy recovery.
At times, you will have to say no to yourself even.
Get out of your comfort zone, follow the strategy strictly and victory is yours for sure.
9. You are not the only one affected
One fact that will help you to relax is that a lot of people worldwide are affected by panic, depression, and anxiety.
You can derive some comfort from this statistic.
You are in good company so take heart.
There is nothing to be ashamed of or to feel guilty about.
Instead, appreciate yourself that in spite of all the issues you are still strong.
It is a good idea to get together with people who are affected by anxiety and just share your pains, joys, and struggles.
10. Help someone less fortunate than you
When you reach out to others who are less fortunate than you, it makes you forget your own pains and struggles.
Get out there and help people who need food, shelter, clothing, and some love.
As a man soweth, so shall he reap. Sow some joy and happiness in someone's life and it will come back to you multiplied manifold.
These are the 10 ways to come out of your anxiety and stay victorious over it always.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2020 Nitin Khaire