We all know what it’s like to feel anxious and or at least have experienced overwhelming stress. Most of us experience anxiety when we’re faced with stressful situations or traumatic events. Our heart pounds before a big presentation or a tough exam. We get butterflies in our stomach during a blind date. We worry and fret over family problems or feel motion at the prospect of asking the boss for a raise. Anxiety is part of our natural “fight-or-flight” response. It’s our body’s way of warning us of possible danger ahead.
For those of you looking on advice for living with someone with anxiety and panic attacks, read on to learn a little more about that person by understanding their symptoms and what they experience.When you’re done reading share this article to them, or link them to the page I link on the last word of this article, you can introduce them to some simple methods and understanding of their anxiety.
So if you have been diagnosed with anxiety, this may touch on one of the most difficult things that you will need to deal with and that is many of your family and friends just “don’t get it”. They don’t understand that your anxiety is not the result of a personality defect or a penchant for the dramatic. Your anxiety disorder is actually a diagnose-able and treatable disorder, an illness as real as diabetes. Just like suffering from diabetes, anxiety disorders will most likely never completely go away, but what you can and must learn to do is manage it effectively so that it’s effect on your life is minimal.
Mindfulness and anxiety is linked to avoidance – by this I mean the avoidance we use after we have encountered an experience that has put us in an anxious position. If we encounter a public situation where we initially end up slightly embarrassing ourselves we of course feel a little embarrassed but also feel a degree of anxiousness. This anxiousness will multiply tenfold with severe anxiety suffers and they will avoid the place and situation for evermore afterwards. Mindfulness will direct us to face the place and situation as soon as possible after a ‘bad’ incident.
Are you having anxiety issues?
If the answer is yes, then you must take action instead of letting your anxiety control your life. This article has some very useful tips on how to manage your anxiety. Try these tips and keep looking for solutions that work for you so you can go through life without feeling anxious all the time.
To cure anxiety attacks, the person needs to first recognize the symptoms and admit privately that they’re in fact struggling with anxiety and never dying when they experience an anxiety attack. Here are a few common symptoms to look out for: sudden, immense anxiety about impending doom, difficulty breathing, racing heart, sweating, confusion, chocking sensations, chest pains/tightness, dizziness, dry mouth, shaking, headaches, nausea (i.e. nausea, diarrhea), etc. When panic attacks occur, they often last about 30 minutes and often cause the sufferer to fear future attacks. To cure anxiety attacks, first identify your symptoms.
People try many different ‘fad’ therapies to deal with their anxiety but most of them tend to fizzle out when the first few negative cases appear. Mindfulness seems to be going very strong with very little negative reaction. It is actually a mix of Buddhism and yoga and, anxiety is not the only disorder it is being used for. It also teaches panic attack prevention. Mindfulness and anxiety are being linked together with positive results so if you suffer from panic attacks or anxiety, why don’t you give it a try?