Anxiety is an affliction shared by more than forty million Americans at any given time each and every year. Anxiety disorders can come and go like the wind, lasting anywhere from six months to a lifetime depending on the afflicted in question and just how deep the anxiety rabbit hole goes.
It may sound cruel to say it’s all in your head, but the truth is the truth. Anxiety is a psychological phenomenon that can lead to physiological manifestations and health complications through anxiety attacks.
Millions of people are constantly looking for anxiety attack relief through anxiety treatment that ranges from proven medical therapy options to otherworldly occult rituals. Before you go off and join The 98th Eye of Horus, try some of the simple relief methods below.
Staying your anxiety issues could be as easy as making a simple lifestyle modification. Caffeine has been known to be a major causal factor in people with anxiety issues.
If you’re the type of person who has to start their day with a gallon or four of coffee, then chances are the major influx of caffeine in your system is what is making your anxiety attacks possible.
Lay off of the caffeine, and you’ll likely be okay. A change in diet, exercise, and/or your amount of recreational time could easily solve all your anxiety problems.
If a lifestyle change doesn’t work out, try a soft alternative treatment for anxiety. Yoga, acupuncture, and regular massages have all been shown to tremendously reduce the amount of anxiety someone feels and prevent anxiety attacks from occurring altogether.
This treatment methodology can get a bit pricey, but most people find freedom from anxiety to be well worth any price tag. Try a few different methods and find what works out best for you.
One of the most effective natural anxiety treatment options is music therapy. Music therapy is as easy to implement as putting on your headphones and pressing play on your iPod.
Millions of people implement this method of therapy without ever even realizing their doing it. The point is to let the music allow you to release any and all pent up emotions and/or instill a calming effect.
Most people listen to music that is played in soft tones such as R&B in order to relax, but many also find listening to upbeat music effective at helping them think more positively. Find what treatment for anxiety works best for you and you’ll notice a major change in the amount of enjoyment you get out of life.
Anxiety is unavoidable; you’re going to experience high levels of it at various times throughout your life. Some people are lucky enough to never end up accumulating enough anxiety to ever experience a full-fledged anxiety attack while others are unfortunate enough to have a low anxiety tolerance level before an attack occurs.
Anxiety is a mental/emotional issue. While there is anxiety treatment available for people with really bad anxiety problems, most treatment for anxiety involves little more than using positive thinking to stop and prevent anxiety attacks from occurring.
There are four simple steps you can implement to stop an anxiety attack dead in its tracks the moment it occurs. What are these four magical steps? Relax, stop thinking negatively, start thinking positively, and accept your emotions. It sounds crazy, but when implemented correctly these steps can stop any anxiety attack within three minutes. Let’s go a little further in-depth on each step so that you get the basic idea.
There is a really simple technique you can employ in order to relax at any given moment in time; breathing. Take slow, deep breaths and your body will begin to naturally relax no matter what is actually going on in your head. Let your thoughts flow for the moment; just make sure you start breathing accordingly.
Next, you have to get rid of what is causing your anxiety attack in the first place, i.e. those negative thoughts. You can do this in a literal sense by yelling “STOP” aloud. It may seem silly and make you look insane if you have to do it around other people, but yelling “STOP” will interrupt your thought process and stay the negative onslaught that is causing your anxiety attack. You may have to yell a few times but eventually you’ll start having a hard time thinking about what caused your anxiety attack to begin with.
By step three you’ll start feeling more like yourself. However, if you stop after step two then you’re likely to just have another panic attack the minute something reminds you of the attack’s initial trigger. To prevent this from happening, say some positive messages aloud. Things like, “I’ve gotten through worse” or “everything is alright, I can get through this” can go a long way in building up a nice force field against future negative thoughts and stimuli.
Lastly, you have to believe it. Positive thoughts do nothing if you don’t let them ingrain themselves into your actual state of mind. Let the positive thoughts and feelings have full control and you’ll have successfully stopped your attack and prevented one from occurring in the near future.