π‘―π’π’˜ 𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒃𝒂𝒅 π’…π’‚π’š

On those days when you feel like your head is going to burst or you feel so anxious that a panic attack feels imminent it may seem as if nothing can help you at the precise moment in time. I can relate to those moments very much and realise that feeling better in that instant might seem impossible but there are some things you can do to help yourself. I’m definitely not a psychological expert in these matters however I can at least give some tips as to how I manage those intense experiences.

Here are my tips on how to cope when you’re having a bad day: –

𝟭. 𝗕π—₯π—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜.

It may seem like an obvious solution to a panic-like attack, but it really does help. When you’re feeling overwhelmed just take a moment to close your eyes and go inside your head and focus on your breathing. Breathe in and out slowly over and over again and the panic should begin to ease to a point where you feel somewhat in control again.

𝟐. π“π‡πˆππŠ πŽπ… 𝐀 π’πŽππ† π˜πŽπ” π„ππ‰πŽπ˜

As a music lover, when I’m feeling anxious, I try to fixate on a song I like in my head. I might even go as far as to hum or sing the words under my breath as I go about my business. Taking your focus away from the things that worry you and applying it to something you enjoy often helps in those uncomfortable situations.

πŸ‘. π“π€πŠπ„ 𝐀 π…π€πŒπˆπ‹π˜ πŒπ„πŒππ„π‘ πŽπ‘ π…π‘πˆπ„ππƒ π–πˆπ“π‡ π˜πŽπ”

Where possible, it’s always good to have back up when you know there’s going to be a possibility your anxiety will increase due to type of place you are going to. Having that support system in place should help to comfort you in those times of unpredictability and social uncomfortableness.

πŸ’. π“π€π‹πŠ π“πŽ π’πŽπŒπ„πŽππ„ 𝐎𝐍 π˜πŽπ”π‘ ππ‡πŽππ„

In the times when you simply have to go it alone, why not still bring your support system with you by communicating with them on a phone call? You’ll be amazed just how nice and relaxing it can be to hear a familiar voice down the phone as you travel from one place to the next. It can completely take your mind off the worrying task at hand.

πŸ“. 𝐇𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐀 ππ‘π„π€πŠ

Those of us in the know understand just how exhausting mental health conditions can be. That’s why we need to give our brain a rest just as we need to rest our bodies, especially when we are struggling mentally when facing our fears. If you happen to be out shopping or walking somewhere and you feel you are on the verge of a breakdown, if possible, take some time to have a rest. Find a seat, sit down, breathe and just watch the world go by, listen to your music, or talk to someone on the phone. Having a breather is essential to maintaining control of your mental health.

So those are my five big tips on how to cope in those anxiety-ridden stressful situations. I hope they help someone as I know following these rules has definitely improved my wellbeing.

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