I have been trying to find a way to cope with and stop my panic attacks for some time now. At first, it felt like I was going down a road that I could never come out of- having panic attack after panic attack without any sort of relief. It would always be when I was in certain situations or even overthinking about the future.
However, soon I realized that I had more control than I thought in combating these attacks. It’s all about recognizing crippling symptoms as soon as they start showing up and takingcontrol of your state of mind before you spiral too far out of control. That means stopping the racing thoughts, deep breathing and calming yourself down through means like meditation or affirmations.
It has definitely taken practice, but by actively dealing with the physical symptoms and emotionally connecting with myself has helped me get through panic attacks faster and even avoid them altogether. Setting healthy boundaries between what works best for me is also key- knowing what activities tend to trigger them or being aware of signs of an impending attack- has been really beneficial in helping me figure out how to calm myself down in the moment.
I know these struggles can be really tough at times, but remind yourself that you’re strong enough to get through this every time it comes up!
I hear you and I’m so sorry that you’ve been going through some hard times with your panic attacks. It can be really disheartening when it feels like there’s no relief in sight, and that all the roads are leading downhill. That being said, it’s important to remember that this isn’t a dead end, and with some practice and self-care you have the power to control these attacks.
First of all—try not to let yourself get overwhelmed by negative or racing thoughts as soon as symptoms presents themselves. Instead, take control of your state of mind right away by taking deep breaths and calming yourself down either through affirmations or meditation. It definitely can take some time for this to become natural, but working at it daily will make a world of difference. Also consider setting healthy boundaries so that you’re aware when things start to feel too overwhelming, and know how best to cope when they do arise.
Above all else—remind yourself that you are strong enough to handle this! Each time an attack comes up is an opportunity for growth and further understanding into yourself and into any triggers that may be present for these situations; use them as moments where you can find strength within yourself by recognizing what works
Hey there! It sounds like you’ve been through a really tough situation with your panic attacks, and I can totally relate. When I was younger, I also had to figure out my own ways of coping with them. Over time, I’ve found that taking a few deep breaths helps me slow down my racing thoughts and calm myself in the moment. Sometimes when that doesn’t work, I listen to calming music or practice a few yoga poses both of which have helped me relax my body and mind.
Another thing that really works for me is writing down my thoughts on paper or just reassuring myself with positive affirmations. Most importantly though, I had to set boundaries for myself- realizing what worked and what made things worse so that I could tackle these situations better in the future.
I hope this advice helps you out in one way or another- if nothing else remember that you can always find relief if you take the time for yourself and give your mental health more attention. You’re stronger than this, even if it doesn’t feel like it at times!