I am sure you hate getting those panic attacks. Let me tell you something, I know how you feel. Before I managed to overcome my panic attacks, I was really devastated because I really didn’t know when I would start getting them and, believe me when I tell you, I got them in the strangest places and most awkward situations ever. That’s why I decided to write this short article covering some very useful panic attacks tips that helped me get over my own attacks once and for all.
Of course, you’ve heard that breathing helps when you have a panic attack, but since it’s one of the most effective ways to calm yourself down, I wanted to go over it briefly anyway.
Whenever you feel that you are starting to lose control over yourself, just start breathing in, very slowly and very deeply. Then when you’re breathing out, be sure to do it in a very slow way as well. Just do it a few times and you’ll feel getting more and more confident and calm.
2. Distract Yourself.
It’s one of the most important things for you to simply stop thinking about the fact you’re panicking. This is probably one of the most important panic attacks tips I can give you. The way you distract yourself is start thinking that will get your mind occupied. How do you get your brain occupied? It’s actually very easy: people like to count down from 20 to 0 over and over again or do math problems.
What I personally liked to think about is how to say different things in a foreign language I was trying to study. I didn’t speak that language very well, so it took me some time to come up with the right way to say a sentence, so it worked. Before I figured it out, I was not panicking anymore.
3. Give Yourself A Splash.
This is an age old method again, one of the best known panic attacks tips, but it works each and every time. What you do is go to your bathroom and splash your face with ice cold water. This will cause your brain to send signals to your body to slow down and relax a little bit as well as it will be good distraction to you.
4. Talk To A Friend.
Talking to a friend when you have a panic attack always helps. In fact that’s probably the one thing I would recommend you do if you can’t do anything I’ve mentioned above. Be sure that as you talk, you don’t even mention your anxiety. Just talk about something random. If you don’t want to get your friends involved in this, just call a free hotline and talk to the person that picks up. They won’t care whatever you say.