Even though it may be impossible for you to completely remove feelings of anxiety for good, you have to understand that there are strategies for reducing one’s anxiousness. It would be better for you to decrease the feelings of helplessness and depression that you have so you may want to do things to help yourself have reduced anxiety levels. So what can you do to bring down your negative emotions like panic attacks and such? For some of the methods that may assist you in your daily life, have a look at what are mentioned under.
Breathing exercises are may take a while to master but they can certainly be used immediately and are cost-effective. All that you have to do in order for you to manage stress this way is to do deep breaths or inhale deeply plus exhale slowly so that you could be relieved of tensions that you have. Other than that, while you’re doing deep breathing exercises, you ought to tense your muscles hard sometimes and then loosen them instantly so that constricted regions on your body could become free. You ought to practice these things while you’re walking or jogging but you should also try doing so during times when you’re rested like while you’re waiting for someone and sitting somewhere. That’s so you would train your body to know what to do in times when certain thoughts would surface that could lead you to have serious anxiety episodes. However, if you think that you need more than just knowing how to inhale and exhale in a certain way then you should resort to taking in medications for relief.
Another strategy that may help can be done through the help of your imagination. To respond better to situations wherein you’d feel anxious, you could try imagining the times when you felt fear and depression without imminent danger and then think about the possible things that you could do to cope better with such feelings. It may be challenging for you to do this so you shouldn’t push yourself too hard. If you need a friend, your partner in life or relatives to help you manage through this approach, you could try asking for them to accompany you while you imagine stuff so that you wouldn’t feel alone and have someone to monitor you while you’re training yourself to cope better.