Controlling Anxiety is Easy… if You Know How!
The key to controlling anxiety, as it’s also known, is actually controlling the feelings as they occur, which means of course that you have to identify the feelings first. Generally speaking, what happens in that an anxiety attack happens so suddenly that a person doesn’t have time to identify what’s happening before they are overwhelmed by their feelings. But the simple fact is that if you can be alert, it is possible to completely sublimate these feelings and to control your anxiety attack before it reaches its maximum intensity.
Now, the first step to controlling anxiety attacks, obviously, is to be alert and to identify any thought or feeling that may lead to an anxiety attack. If you can isolate the first symptoms quickly, you will find that taking a few simple steps can completely sublimate the anxiety attack, or at least reduce its intensity significantly.
Now, the very first step to controlling anxiety once you detect it, is to take some light breaths. You mustn’t focus on trying to control the anxiety with your will, or trying to fight it down, because if you do this, you will fail.
Simply concentrate upon breathing. Breathe deeply, drawing the breathe down into your belly and hold it there, and slowly let the breath up. Blank up all the thoughts from your mind when you do this and concentrate only upon your breathing alone. You’ll find that if you do this for a few minutes that the symptoms of anxiety or the panic attack will pass without you even noticing it.
This is controlling anxiety naturally. Now, often enough a person finds that anxiety attacks are a result of an excess of stress in their daily life. This stress could arise from some traumatic events, like the death of someone one loves, or simply as a result of everyday stresses, for example, the stresses of parenting or an excess of work pressure at work, or even around the house.
While you can control the anxiety attacks on the short term, it is impossible to control anxiety attacks on the long term unless you actually address the sources of anxiety in your life and work towards reducing them. It is not always impossible to reduce the level of stress in your life. Remember that if you ignore the situation, even if you are successful in controlling anxiety, the stress will reveal itself in various little ways that could range from an excess of smoking to anger problems or even an excess of weight.
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