Anxiety can be normal and a natural response to situations in your daily life that are unfamiliar or involve some risk. However, severe anxiety about minor things can make life miserable and cause you to lose your joy. If you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, the tips and recommendations in this article will help you take control of it. To calm down during an anxiety attack, you can try diaphramatic breathing. Inhale deeply and place one hand on your stomach. Next, push your hands outwards. For a few seconds, hold that breath and then exhale slowly. This will prevent you from hyperventilating, and gives you something other than panic to target.
You may feel tempted to take prescription drugs or alcohol if you are experiencing anxiety attacks. You should not do this. While it may seem to work for a while, long-term problems can result from drug abuse or alcoholism. *Remember to use a calming mantra whenever you feel anxious. Although short phrases are the best, some prefer to chant a soothing sound. Choose a mantra that is meaningful to you and easy to remember. If you are alone, repeat the mantra as often as necessary. *There is no magic bullet for anxiety. Professionals should treat it. Don’t believe any advertisements for miracle cures or medications. Many times, anxiety treatment is not possible without time. Don’t trust the snake charmers. If current events are causing anxiety, avoid reading the news and watching television. You should allow yourself to be distracted by important events each day, but not too much on emotional issues that drain you. *If you are experiencing anxiety at work that is making it difficult to do your job well, it may be worth seeking out a therapist. A therapist can help you identify what is causing your distress. You might have a coworker or a lot to do. Or other problems related to your job that can be fixed easily. Eliminate any negative vocabulary from your speech. Negative words can bring down your mood and cause anxiety attacks. Use positive words and words of encouragement to replace the negative words. These words can be used in your conversations and even your inner chatter. *Anxiety is often a normal response to an unfamiliar situation that presents risk. Anxiety that is severe or persistent will not be a normal reaction. It will seriously limit your ability to live and enjoy life. These techniques and advice can help you manage overwhelming anxiety and lead a happier and more fulfilling life.