THIS IS THE KEY THING TO SAY AND CRUCIAL THING TO SAY DURING YOUR PANIC ATTACK
"HEY FEAR, Whats up!"im going to keep doing what im doing fear, you can join me, but im NOT going to quit doing what im doing because your not that interesting really, but fun to have around". "But I am happy your here because everytime you come i learn something NEW about MYSELF. THANK YOU FEAR!" "PLEASE STAY AND JOIN ME IN WHAT IM DOING"
this part is crucial
at the peak of your attack
ask for more fear
"fear just for fun lets see how crazy you can make me feel, I want more, see how strange you can make me feel
you will give it a challenge it wont be able to meet up to>.. because in reality it is NOTHING ...NOTHING is happening physically, rather in your head"
youl see the fear and panic leave and when it comes back again say
"oh hey fear whats up, come join me i love hanging out with you
Sounds crazy right??? panic will leave
The reason this works is because when you let fear in and dont fight "it" you take "its" power away =-)
The thing about panic and fear is its not a "thing" or a beast like we make it out to be, its all in our head but we make it a reality. But it was the most horrific moments in my life and i UNDERSTAND what your going through!!
But this remedy worked for me and i NEVER had another panic attack after that!!!!!THey tried to come back but i did this technique and they dont come around anymore!!
1) TELL YOURSELF ITS GOING TO BE OK ANYTIME YOU FEEL ANXIETY
Talk to yourself, dont "disconnect" i say " Dude, your going to be fine, Jordy, your gonna be ok, it all good. YOU HAVE BEN THROUGH THIS AND ALWAYS ARE FINE"I am fine" "Everything is ok" "I am ok"
2) HAVE A SET LIST OF THINGS TO DO FOR THE DAY DONT SIT AROUND, STAY BUSY AND KEEP YOUR HEAD ON OTHER THINGS
Yeah its easy to lay around in your freetime but its best if you have anxiety to always be doing something!!
3) LISTEN TO A SONG IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE REALLY LOUD. IT WILL THROW OFF YOUR BRAIN FOR THE GOOD
I read about this and it works great but i only use this if my anxiety is really bad and acting up
4) LISTEN TO SONGS THAT HAVE GREAT MEMORIES ATTACHED TO THEM.
I listen to songs i listened to as a kid or used to dance to or was my old girlfriend and I's song haha
The key is to get your mind off of your anxiety and strong memories are great for that!
5)Appreciate things, know your situation could be alot worse and you could be a lot worse off.
Take time to dive into your passions again, guitar, reading, going out
6) Drinking a beer ALWAYS helps me. I think it has to do something with focusing on the alcohol and relaxing... but thats one beer lol or 2 maybe but it always chills me out if im feeling anxiety like right now im drinking a beer lol!
Take one finger and put it over your left nostral and breath in deep , then breath out while placing your finger on your right nostral.
MAKE SURE YOUR NOT SHALLOW BREATHING!!!!
Place your handover your chest and your other hand over your belly
Breath normally... Your belly should be going out further than your chest
This is crucial because if your a chest breather you will have all sorts of problems like random pains and shortness of breath...
STRETCH STRETCH AND STRECH SOME MORE!
Set aside time before you go to bed or when you wake up to stretch andor meditate IN FRONT OF A FAN
There is nothing worse for anxiety than a tense body, take 15-30 min a day to loosen up and meditate. If you dont know quite how to meditate sit indian style with your hands rested on your knees. Sit up back straight and breath in deeeeepppply. You can imagine while your breathing in and out ,a tiny little number 1 on your belly button rising to your neck. Your breath in through your nose brings the number 1 to your neck. The big breath out, the number 1 goes through your neck and slides down your back till the lowest part of your back then out into the universe. Do this all the way to 10! I learned it taking a martial arts class for a couple years...Hard to explain perfect but you get the idea and it works like crazy to calm you down!!
Focus on the positive things instead of the negative
Here is a fun way i look at the glass if half full glass is half empty bit
The glass that I see if completely full
It is half full of water and half full of air, see what what i mean!
BE POSITIVE, dont say " oh I have this anxiety, ill never get out of it, my life is so bad ooooooooo, You will never get out of anxiety that way, remeber before it came you loved life or at least didint hate it!
Enjoy! comment with specific questions!
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Post Edited (Jordyx) : 7/1/2009 8:11:30 PM (GMT-6)