With an exasperated groan, Megan threw back the covers. Sitting up, she turned and instantly shivered as her bare feet touched the cold floor. She knew her tossing and turning was causing the dog’s restlessness. Grabbing her I-phone, the digital clock was showing it was barely 12:30 AM. UGH!
Her mind was buzzing. Round and round, snippets of conversations and events, from the last few months, all playing at once. Comparable to 60 plus movies; Genres from romance, drama, and a bit of comedy. The brevity and speed of each scene, was comparable to, running on an overload of Red Bull. Thought snippets literally, flashed, flickered and bounced, about her brainwaves.
Her life, not negative, was filled with many questions, with yet to be discovered answers. But…
She grabbed a coat to cover her PJ’s, stuck her feet in her favorite worn out sneakers, and took the dogs outside.
Immediately, they started barking. “Go potty”, she said, but obviously there was someone in the used car lot across the street. They refused to pay attention to their business. Gut intuition added to her heightened anxiety, she quickly gave up and shooed them back into the house and locked the deadbolt.
Pouring herself a mug of coffee, then topping it off with Almond milk, Megan thought, Why fight it? Feeling wide awake, she headed down the hall towards her office and laptop.
Panic attacks, suck! Sorry, but they do!
Mine are random and occur occasionally, generally within days of encountering
A high stress situation. Much different than the early 90’s when at first I had zero clue as to what was happening. Back then they were an immediate response to seemingly nothing at all and happening several times per week.
Tips to win the fight against anxiety:
*Research, research, research.
*Identify! NO! You are NOT losing your marbles!
*Search for an underlying cause.
*Start monitoring your caffeine intake.
*Learn coping mechanisms.
*Giving each at least 6 weeks, try one of the numerous natural practices for rewiring your mind and thoughts.
*Implement Yoga and/or relaxation techniques.
*Take medication, if necessary.
*Exercise on a regular basis.
*Push on thru them.
*Get plenty of rest via a set sleeping schedule. Usually works, (wink)!
*Buy a Staples “That was Easy!”, button. (one of my earlier tricks and blog posts 3 years ago!) See link Below: **
* My favorite, PANIC ATTACK BUSTER, the counter clockwise to clockwise, pointer finger at belly button level exercise. It is SO SIMPLE, yet SO EFFECTIVE!
See link Below: **
*Do NOT give up!
YES! There IS life before, after AND during panic attacks. NEVER, let them stop you from being you!
We are always learning!
Have a suggestion on how to cope with them?
Feel free to share!
*I am not a professional doctor, no degrees, except my Quick Books Certification, on my office wall. These are just suggestions of what I have done for the last 26ish years. During some of those years, I lived panic free! Need help? Please, contact your local professional healthcare provider.
Kind Regards and #winning -K