How to Calm Down From a Panic Attack
You will feel so much better after reading this…
From before a severe panic and anxiety disorder diagnosis to even living freed from it, I have had my share of panic attacks. They rock your world. Often you're unaware of what's wrong, or worse, you feel like you won't live past them.
Last week I shared some signs and systems to help you know when a panic attack may be on the horizon. Read about the smoke alarms here.
However, there may be times when you don't see the smoke alarms until it's too late. When you're feeling anxious or nervous, try these steps to stop panic attacks:
Regulating your breath will help to calm your system and end your panic attack.
Bonus Tip: Put your nose close to a box fan on high. That allows me to take deep breaths.
Remind yourself that you're okay right now.
Panic attacks do not last forever. You will make it through this one.
Relax your body.
Use a muscle roller to release tension from the tight parts of your body. Like your back, neck, and legs.
Take a walk.
Low-impact exercise helps blow off extra adrenaline.
Pray and worship.
Prayer is powerful, and you can't worry and worship at the same time.
You can live life happily without worrying about panic and anxiety attacks. These steps to stop panic attacks are absolutely necessary and will help you feel like yourself again.
In four days, my first book, Nervous Breakthrough, will be ready for pre-order. In the pages, I lay out a personal look at my own experiences with panic attacks, medication, and, most importantly, how God transformed my fear into faith. Mark your calendar for Saturday the 11th to pre-order.