How To Manage Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Everyone is susceptible to anxiety attacks, although they attack different people in varying degrees of intensity. Anxiety can greatly hinder one from doing a lot of things. Fear has a way of crippling a person’s potential and robbing them of the chance to be at their very best. Luckily however, there are some simple things you can do to combat anxiety when it attacks without warning. Although there is no guarantee that the anxiety will completely go away, following the tips below will ensure that the anxiety levels do subside. Here is what to do when you feel the pangs of anxiety settling in:

1. Distract yourself for a while
It is impossible to calm yourself if you stay in the stressful situation for long. The very first thing to do is to distract your brain from the situation for a few minutes. This does not mean that you ignore it completely. You will have to confront your fears sooner or later, but you should give yourself a break from the panic- ridden situation for a while. Prepare your favorite meal. Listen to your favorite song. Or you could even take a brief walk. Just do anything that will take your mind off the situation for some time.

2. Take A Deep Breath
Taking very deep breaths usually has an amazing calming effect when you are very anxious. It is especially helpful when the panic attack manifests itself by ridding you of breath, so that you are constantly gasping for breath. As you breathe in and out deeply, close your eyes and empty your mind of every thought. Doing this for five minutes will go a long way in helping you calm down and gain more control of your body.

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How To Use The Law of Attraction

As much as stress is witnessed in a large portion of our lives, is it important that we practice and appreciate some of the best possible ways to help us calm down the nerves. Stress can manifest itself in many ways causing physical, emotional, or even mental issues. It is therefore very critical for stress victims to recognize the source of anxiety and find the optimal approach to either minimize or end it.

The law of attraction together with stress management can help you achieve the much needed balance. And although most stress reduction techniques are subjective; meaning that what may work for you may not work for another, the law of attraction can work for almost anyone. The law basically uses the power of the mind to achieve a specific outcome where the conscious and subconscious thoughts are put into focus – It is simply using our thoughts to attract what we want.

There are four steps to be followed when using the law of attraction to reduce or end stress:

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The 80/20 rule popularly known as the Pareto Principle was born by an Italian, Vifredo Pareto, after observing that approximately 20% of the people living in Italy owned an astonishing 80% of wealth. It reflected a simple symmetry of inequality then, and the principle gradually spread to other areas of life, particularly stress relief. According to Pareto, the majority of any output comes from the minority of any input.

From a wellness perspective 80% of your health problems will come from 20% of the lifestyle choices you make. Smoking for example, is a small thing that causes many people several health problems. When it comes to stress something that seems trivial would be enough to trigger major problems in some people. Someone might say something about your appearance thinking it’s a joke but if you take it to heart, chances are that it will weigh down on your mind. To deal with the negative thoughts you will probably run to the pub for a drink but end up spending money that was meant for your bills. Later you might have to lie and the domino effect of stress continues. Depression easily steals 80% of one’s quality of life and most often, we fail to realize that its root cause is not what people say but low self-esteem. Simply working on your confidence would in this case be the 20% you need to do to avoid stress.

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How To Use Mindfulness To Reduce Stress

Recent studies have revealed that mindfulness is a useful anti-depressant medication, relieving mounds of anxiety, stress, and depression. In one study, Lancet researchers sampled a group of 424 UK adults who were at high risk of experiencing further depression for study. Half of the adults were put in a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy where they were guided through meditation and mindfulness methods while the other half was placed on medication for two years. Later, the researchers compared the progress of the two groups.

Then, the progress of each cluster was assessed. The study found that a similar number of individuals from both groups had relapsed. Experts explained that mindfulness provides long term useful skills hence putting you in control of your life unlike relying on anti-depressants.

Mindfulness is the cognitive ability to pay close attention to your feelings at the moment without judgment, fostering emotional resilience. It also helps you to develop positivity in life by helping concentration in class, work, and even home.

With the benefits of mindfulness now known in medical settings, perhaps you might want to learn how to practice this technique to relieve anxiety and stress. The techniques are easy to follow, and you do not need any special equipment; you just need to a few minutes.

The following are ways to practice mindfulness to reduce stress and improve concentration.

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How To Meditate To Reduce Stress

Stress and tension has taken a toll on almost everybody’s life in the present scenario. Everybody seems to be sitting in a pressure cooker and has commitments and deliveries to make in the personal and professional front. There are times when it becomes difficult to handle the pressure anymore and you might have a nervous or a psychological breakdown.

Before reaching that extreme stage, it is always good to find out ways to combat the pressure. In worse situations, it may happen that you will need to see a doctor and take medicines to overcome the stress and tension from your life. It is better to opt for meditation techniques for stress as they are natural and will do only good for you.

Are you a newcomer to the world of yoga and meditation? Worry not! There are innumerable kinds of meditation for beginners that you can start with and then you can practice the general meditation procedures, once you are comfortable with the initial meditation techniques. You must be thinking now as what will be the requirements for these meditation techniques for stress. It is simple. You will just need a serene and tranquil ambience to practice these meditation techniques. You can do these at any time of the day, but doing the exercises right in the morning will keep you fresh and revitalized throughout the day. Your capacity of handling stress and tension will also improve manifold times. You will feel the change from within and this is where meditation techniques excel over other forms of stress busters.

Here are some very important tips for meditation for beginners for reducing stress:

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