Hello Everybody! Today’s post is going to be about something a little serious and something not everybody openly talks about.This isn’t like one of my usual blog posts (which is mostly beauty, hauls etc) but actually about ‘Anxiety’ or actually my ‘Advice on Panic Attacks’.
A panic attack is a brief episode of intense anxiety, which causes the physical sensations of fear. These can include a racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, trembling and muscle tension. Panic Attacks occur frequently and unexpectedly and are often not related to an external threat. A panic attack can last from a few minutes to half an hour. However, the physical and emotional effects of the attack may last for a few hours. Here are a couple of ideas you could try if you suffer from Anxiety ( some of these seem to work for me );
- Breathe Deeply- breathing deeply will help as it reduces stress and provides oxygen to your body. When you feel anxious, you will most likely tend to breath through your upper lungs/chest which may only allow you to take shallow and short breaths. An easy way of focusing on your breathing is either breathing in for 5 seconds, hold for 3 and exhale for 7 because you will focus on the numbers and counting. Another helpful way is looking at your stomach while taking deep breaths and focusing on your stomach getting bigger then smaller as you breathe. When we panic, we breathe quickly and high in the chest. This is because your body wrongly assumes it needs to exercise and so breathes as if you were running hard. When we breathe in this way when we are not exercising, we may call this hyperventilation.
- Come to Your Senses– you may feel like you are in danger in your physical surroundings, but you are not. Look around you and find: 5 objects you can see, 4 colours you can see, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and name 1 thing you are happy about ( in general ).
- Talking to Someone about either why you feel so panicked, explaining how you’re feeling or just a general conversation can make you feel as if the tight feeling in your chest has disappeared.
- An App I find pretty helpful is ‘Vent’. As the name suggests you can vent about anything and have a supporting community comfort you and no one needs to know who you are and you can make your account private if you like.
- Visit a Psychologist- this is the absolute last thing you can do. You don’t need to feel crazy or be crazy to visit one. Most shrinks are generally really nice and genuinely care about your well being. They may seem scary but they really aren’t. If you can’t afford one another idea is to go to your school/university counselor, as a lot of education systems have one of those and if your does not – simply request for one.
I hope one of these ways is able to help you, do let me know if it does. If you have any questions leave them down in the comments below. Also if any of you ever need anyone to talk to direct message me on my social media accounts (linked down) and I’d love to help in any way I can.
Until next time, Goodbye my fellow Earthlings.
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