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Identifying Common Anxiety Attack Symptoms
When you’re experiencing anxiety and panic attacks on a regular basis, one of the most important things you can do is practice self-awareness. Being aware of the sensations and feelings you are experiencing can make anxiety and panic attacks that much more manageable, and you’ll be able to find ways to cope with the distressing feelings and experience once you acknowledge them.
The physical and mental manifestations of anxiety can take their toll on your body and mind, and can be very unsettling when they appear out of the blue. Some of the sensations can be addressed with medication, but there are healthy, drug-free approaches that can help you get better and enjoy a better quality of life. I talk more about healthy ways to handle anxiety attacks in my book, Panic Away.
For now, let’s take a look at some of the common anxiety attack symptoms.
Among the most prevalent symptoms and signs of an oncoming anxiety attack is a shortness of breath, or a tight sensation in the chest area. Other symptoms and signs of an anxiety attack include heart palpitations, sweating, feelings of choking, and feelings of unreality or being detached from yourself.
Many people also feel numbness or a tingling sensation in their extremities. Others have an intense fear of losing control or going crazy. Feeling dizzy, lightheaded or faint are also common side effects of an oncoming anxiety or panic attack.
Whatever the case may be, you can work on desensitizing yourself from these uncomfortable experiences, and eventually stop worrying about them altogether.
One of the best ways to deal with the feelings of being out of control, or managing those nerves when under stress or pressure, is acceptance. Acceptance immediately lowers your anxiety and places you back in your natural flow. What we accept goes through a transformation and in this case the anxious bodily sensations are not allowed to escalate into a full blown panic attack.
You don’t have to fear anxiety attack symptoms and those uncomfortable sensations forever. There are several ways to overcome frequent anxiety and panic attacks, and look forward to a healthier life ahead.
Overcoming Anxiety in Social Situations
If you are usually more of an introvert in social situations, you may feel very uncomfortable – even anxious – when surrounded by extroverts. It’s not uncommon to feel a high level of anxiety in a new social situation, or when you don’t know anybody in the party. Still, there are several strategies for overcoming anxiety in social situations, and some can even ward off a panic attack.
Many people who experience panic and anxiety attacks on a regular basis are vulnerable to feeling an uncomfortable level of anxiety in certain social situations.
Instead of avoiding the event, there are some things you can do to reduce discomfort.
One of the simplest things you can do to overcome anxiety in social situations is to simply allow those feelings of discomfort to flow through you. Instead of fighting the anxiety, learn to fully accept it and feel it. You’ll find that the more often you do this, the shorter the ‘session’. After a short period of time, you will no longer need to be apprehensive about feeling fearful or anxious in a social setting. You’ll simply acknowledge what you’re feeling, and flow with it.
With this in mind go into social situations expecting that you will feel anxious. By expecting the anxiety, you less its impact and the frustration you feel.
This is all really about teaching you to accept the way you feel and through that acceptance you lower your resistance and struggle with the problem. Then you find yourself actually enjoying being out with friends or work colleagues.
Use these strategies to quickly reduce discomfort and feel more comfortable in any social setting.
To learn how to overcome frequent anxiety and panic attacks, watch this video – How I Learned To Manage Panic Attacks & High Anxiety
By Barry McDonagh, who is an international panic disorder coach. He created the Panic Away program to help people around the world deal with their anxiety and avoid panic attacks – a subject that he is personally attuned to because he himself found that he was prone to these issues since he was young. His hatred of his powerless lead him down the path of finding natural ways to treat himself without having to depend on expensive medications.
His informative site on all issues related to panic and anxiety attacks can be found here: How to Overcome Frequent Anxiety and Panic Attacks?
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