There are many methods that are being touted to get rid of anxiety attacks. But a lot of them are pretty old techniques and ineffective. Instead of applying those outdated methods to get rid of anxiety disorder symptoms that others are pushing, put this do-it-yourself technique to the test.
- First off, monitor and observe the anxious thought that’s creeping up into your consciousness. Dismiss it by saying to it, “you, again?” and do not react to it emotionally. It’s really important that you make a supreme effort to not do that.
- Since most anxious thoughts do not materialize, trust that this anxious thought won’t, either. Remind yourself that you’ve had anxious thoughts before and nothing bad happened, and things ended up just fine.
Trust that God, the universe or whatever you want to call the higher power, is looking after you and protecting you.
- Then, release the anxious thought. Replace it with a positive thought.
- Turn your focus on whatever you’re doing at the moment. Look around you and live in the now. Observe your surroundings.If you’re at work, concentrate on what you’re doing. If you’re in the company of others, listen to what they’re saying. In other words, give 100% attention to whatever it is you’re doing at present in order to shift your attention away from your anxious thought.
Obviously, since practice makes perfect, the above technique will need to be repeated continually to be effective. Eventually, the above steps will be second nature to you, and your life will become anxiety free in no time.
As a complement to the above technique, some herbs like passionflower and lemon balm have been found to control anxiety Sheffield. Passionflower is said alleviate anxiety and insomnia, while lemon balm is supposed to calm the nervous system. Everyone reacts differently to herbal supplements, so you might have to experiment with dosage. A word of caution: consult with your doctor before you take any herbal supplements, especially if you are taking prescription drugs.
Practicing meditation and yoga in addition to the above techniques can also be beneficial in controlling anxiety disorder symptoms. Therefore, you might also want to look into these mind and body relaxation techniques.
Please don’t let an anxiety disorder hijack your life. How much longer are you going to suffer the pain of debilitating anxiety attacks?
There is no doubt about it: You will and can get rid of anxiety disorder symptoms, and claim your life back, but only if you are proactive and dare to take action.