How to deal with Anxiety

How to deal with Anxiety

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Ways to handle an anxiety attack
If you’re feeling as if you were losing control over the body, dizziness, agitated breathing, even a feeling of suffocation, you may be experiencing an anxiety attack. By knowing why it happens and how to manage it helps overcome these episodes. If you have never experienced an anxiety crisis, the first time it happens you may even feel fear for your life. You may even feel that at any moment you are going to fall to the ground, but in reality, it is just a state of uncontrolled anguish.
Again, knowing how to identify the disorder is essential to remain calm and overcome the moment.
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Try at least one of the following if you’re experiencing an anxiety attack:
When you’re experiencing an anxiety attack, it is best to focus on something else like your breathing process instead of your thoughts to lower your anxiety level. Try to distract your attention to something different from what is happening to you. For example, it can be useful to count back from 100, by 2s. It also helps to focus your mind on a nice, calm, pleasant experience you’ve had in the past.
  • Often, the symptoms are a reaction to stress.
  • Tell yourself that the reactions of your body are not threatening or dangerous.
  • Try to control your breathing.
  • When breathing becomes conscious for us and accelerates, what is known as “hyperventilation” occurs. This leads to an imbalance between the amount of oxygen and that of CO2, greatly increasing the first and greatly decreasing the second.
  • Try to breathe consciously, picking and releasing the air in a controlled manner and slowly improving the situation. 
  • Puckering lips as if trying to blow a candle can be useful. Also, breathing in a paper bag for a few minutes is effective for some people.
  • If you know some relaxation technique, put it into practice.
  • Controlling breathing helps to regain normality

 

Why does an anxiety attack happen? 
Having “a certain degree” of anxiety is considered normal since it is a response of the organism in situations of stress that allows improving performance, it has alertness and helps us to better cope with “setbacks”.
The problem appears if these limits of “normality” are exceeded and it becomes pathological, which causes a series of symptoms that can appear in the form of specific crises.
What is happening to me? 
The anxiety crisis appears suddenly, without warning, as an unexpected episode and often without apparent cause. It causes extreme fear of losing control of the body or something bad happening, even death.
The symptoms it causes may seem alarming. The anxiety crisis begins with strong palpitations, dizziness, nausea, feeling of suffocation or difficulty breathing.
In conclusion, if you’re ever feeling that certain situations are very difficult to handle, try not to stress about it. Instead, focus on something else, get in control of your body, mind, and then come back to attempt to solve the situation that was causing anxiety.
Ask others for help. Perhaps listening to new ways or simply, other ways, may give you an idea of empathy and empower you to attempt in resolving with ease. You’re not alone, just like you, many people feel anxiety for many daily reasons.
Don’t give up on yourself. Trying various ways is better than not. Be patient. 

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