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Marssbarss

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what's a way to stop anxiety attacks?

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    • pandasss

      466d

      @Nanokins this!! This is why I have tapestry all over my wall, I like the psychedelic looking ones cause it is a really good distraction!

    • phaed

      466d

      one thing that’s ACTUALLY helped me is listening to those frequencies 432HRZ, etc. it really calms my brain down.

    • Jelly_JellyFish

      467d

      Deep breathing exercises, and meditation. if you can calm your breath you can calm your response to anxiety. I have a breathing straw I breath through and it whistles when I’m breathing too hard. I’ll often try to observe my thoughts from a non judgement 3rd party point of view, while I breath in and try to focus on my breath. Often I’ll be humming to quite my thoughts and then I return to my breath. It helps me prevent my panic attacks, and other then that I try to distract myself from my anxiety with a craft or a fidget.

    • TheFuzz

      468d

      54321 senses grounding helps me sometimes. 5 things I see 4 things I feel 3 things I hear etc

    • bugaboo_

      468d

      First I try to recognised the difference between anxiety attacks and panic attack. Then you can figure out how to move forward. For anxiety attacks there usually a reason for it because the anxiety builds over time. So if you can find the reason you're feeling overwhelmed, you can make changes to attempt to prevent or overcome this. Realistic tho it's hard to just change something that's happening that causes this. You may need to seek help from other with more specified detail. For panic attacks however, they are more sudden. Finding out your triggers can be one way to help. Then maybe you can feel more at ease, knowing how to cope/avoid these triggers. The other thing is finding thing to calm you down once you're in the middle of an attack. This varies from person to person. You could try breathing exercises, grounding methods. Or you could focus more on the physical symptoms like headache, hot flushes, feeling sick etc. For these I suggest peppermint for sickness, I keep tic tacs on me incase I feel sick cause that's one of my triggers, for moments that's not enough I also keep a snack on me for emergency only. Headache, you could take medicine or I find something cold also helps. Once you begin to understand your anxiety it can really help when figuring out how to combat against it. It's helped me somewhat anyways.. Umm.. Ahh.. Send!! Why am I typing that... grr anxiety XP Bye💕

    • Aliek

      469d

      I have mostly stopped mine by saying "it's just a thought" If it was triggered by intrusive thoughts and by deep breathing if it's a physical, random attack

    • IndigoBro

      469d

      After the attack, try to list as many things that you think could have been the trigger. Over time, look back at your notes, you will see patterns and then become more aware. This allows you to identify triggers as they are happening and have more control than being unsure why this is happening to you and it being out of control. Only then does it help to use the calming techniques, when you know a trigger is coming instead of trying to stop it when it’s too late and the attack is already here. I’m my experience, it takes more than one trigger so in that way you can kind of get a warning depending how many u are experiencing. Some states of being lower the threshold. For example, being sleep deprived or hungry, knowing about an upcoming deadline, yelling/noisy environments, bright lights, talking with certain people, specific places. A few of these factors and it doesn’t take much to send me over the edge. These things I have some control or knowledge when they are happening. Combine that with greater awareness of identifying a sudden trigger, and I am in more control to say no or later instead of thinking I can take on what I sometimes can. A lot of times this looks like telling the person talking to me that I am unable to effectively listen at the moment and I want to talk about it later because I think what they have to say is important. Or cancelling a task to go eat or nap. Scheduling a time to “worry about x” or “deal with y” later. Lastly, considering if there’s any commitments or social obligations that are stressing me out that I can drop or ask for help with.

    • Nanokins

      469d

      grounding, noticing your surroundings and focusing on something. What shape is it? What colour is it? Or for me, I like looking at a corner of a room, what's it look like? Is it different from the other corners? I do this because our house is full of random angles and shapes so it's distracting.

      • pandasss

        466d

        @Nanokins this!! This is why I have tapestry all over my wall, I like the psychedelic looking ones cause it is a really good distraction!

    • bubs34

      469d

      Usually i turn on the funkiest song I like and jam out to it. Or I just do anything calming like walking around my neighborhood or watching my favorite show. Most importantly, find out what works for you. I hope this is able to help

    • Bre19

      477d

      Sour candy

      • Marssbarss

        469d

        @Bre19 great idea!! :)

    • krinkle

      477d

      butterfly hugs!

      • Marssbarss

        469d

        @krinkle Yess!

      • krinkle

        477d

        @krinkle at least doing that while having conversations with people helps getting my brain too occupied to be anxious. Obviously the convo has to be about anything but what can be triggering the anxiety

        • Marssbarss

          469d

          @krinkle thank youu!! :D

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One way to stop anxiety attacks is to allow your body to feel the emotions you are experiencing, such as feeling overwhelmed, sad, or anxious. Temporarily experience these emotions and remember that they will pass eventually. Meditation can also help by reducing the build-up of anxiety and stress.

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