If you are sick on anxiety attacks making your life more difficult than it needs to be, here are six ways to reduce anxiety in your life and help prevent the occurrence of a full blown panic attack.
1. Watch what is going on in your environment. Stay away from situations that are either difficult for your or make you feel out of control or edgy. Knowing ahead of time when you are likely to have a panic attack will help you to avoid them all together.
2. Have a plan for when you feel a panic attack winding up. Meditation, music, video games, exercise or anything that takes your mind away from the anxiousness your body is feeling will help to break the cycle before you experience a full blown panic attack.
3. Keep an eye on your diet. There has been a lot of recent research that suggests that a balanced diet, low in fat and high in Omega-3 fatty acids is helpful in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. Diets with either adequate or higher than average B-complex vitamins and vitamin C are also recommended, as is a generally balanced food plan.
4. Get some exercise. Exercise focused on cardio is wonderful for both breaking stress and generally improving your overall mental outlook. Getting as little as 3 sessions of cardio on 3 days a week can greatly improve your overall physical and mental health and will assist you in getting a deeper, more restful sleep. Speaking of sleep
5. Be sure to get enough sleep. When we are tired, we just can not cope as well as when we are not. Getting adequate sleep helps to keep your body at peak performance which inevitably spills over to your mental state.
6. Never allow yourself to feel like the disorder has you. You have control over your mind, even if you body and central nervous systems are not cooperating at that moment. Knowing you are in control, even when you don't feel like it, is a good way to not feel anxiety over the possibility of having an anxiety attack. You do not need to fear that possibility because you have the knowledge to manage the situation if an anxiety attack should occur.
Living with anxiety is not fun, but it is manageable. All you really need to do to manage the disorder is know that reducing stress and anxiety before a full blown attack can occur is the most important part of managing the disease. If you are interested in more natural anxiety cures, there is a lot of good information for the management of anxiety disorders around.