Stop Signs of Anxiety Before they Start
Signs of anxiety can often be physical, but this article covers how to manage the mental symptoms. Anxiety attacks symptoms are not fun at all. Symptoms of anxiety attack can be difficult to pick as well.
There are many signs of anxiety that one should be on the lookout for. Symptoms include a change in your moods, darker than normal thoughts, and being irritable to everyone around you. What's worse is that most people do not recognize these symptoms until someone tells them that their behavior has been strange.
Some signs of anxiety may include but are not limited to random panic attacks, higher than normal feelings of stress, unusual feelings of fear, increased irritability, aggressiveness, depression, and general loss of interest in life. If left unchecked these feelings can even branch out into suicidal thoughts which are not healthy to say the least. There are several steps you can take on your own to prevent it from getting to this point however.
When you're having bad thoughts for lack of a better term you have one of two choices. You can either dismiss these thoughts and think about something positive for the same situation. Or you can confront the thought, find its source, and then crush it like a bug. The latter takes a lot of patience, fortitude, and perseverance but it can be done if you're vigilant. While these options work well for keeping depressing or anxious thoughts at bay they can do little to stop an attack in the moment.
As mentioned there are many signs of anxiety both as symptoms and as triggers. By identifying what mindset you have just before an attack you can learn to avoid the attacks. When you know you are going to go into the mindset that triggers your attacks you should try to do something constructive. Many people prefer to pray, do breathing exercises, or meditate if in the right time and space.
Basically you want to quieten your mind and reclaim what has been taken from you by anxiety or panic attacks. This takes some practice and time to master but it can help lessen the severity of the attacks. Other signs of anxiety include restlessness or an increased amount of energy that shouldn't be there. These symptoms can be spotted much easier as the person whose suffering from them will obviously note the increased boredom or energy.
Fortunately these are easier to deal with and can be treated by old fashioned exercise. Depending on the severity of the problem, your overall health, your age, and your available time there are many things you can do to drain your batteries so to speak. First and most obvious is to take a walk. Whether or not you set it for a certain distance is up to you but you generally want to exert yourself until the energy is gone.
Alternative means for draining your extra energy include jogging, running, weight lifting, aerobics, or any other intense exercise. Anxiety and panic attacks feed off extra energy and use it to amplify their strength. Being restless with extra energy when suffering from anxiety is never a good thing.
If a friend or family member is showing signs of anxiety then you might want to let them know. Chances are they might not even know about the problem themselves. There are many ways to combat the signs including meditation, self assurance, positive thinking, and exercise. Remember that suicidal thoughts are not healthy and isolating yourself from others is never the solution.
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