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Ever feel like you can’t breathe and you have tightness in your chest? Your hands begin to sweat and your stomach churns. You have heart palpitations and blurry vision. Is there an incident that triggered the feeling? Or not. Those are all symptoms of an anxiety or panic attack. We can get anxious about uncomfortable situations or the thought of our biggest fears. These are a few alternatives to medications.
Inhale and exhale deeply in repetition until you calm. This is an old method that works. Pacing your breathing pattern is known to decrease anxiety and settle the soul.
Sitting still calmly and reflecting on everything that you are feeling will slowly relieve the tension. It gives you a chance to regroup and let the moment pass.
Physically moving about will produce endorphins, which cause feelings of well-being. The mind will also be distracted from stress by focusing on the physical feeling of stretching.
Whatever core issue is causing you to worry, you must accept it and move on. That way it will not manifest into anxiety. Take it one day at a time, but definitely work on it.
A massage can be as therapeutic as any prescription. The massaging of tense muscles and soothing physical relaxation will sedate the body and mind while relieving all stress.