WARNING :: side effects may cause enlightenment ::
In the society that we live in today, "feeling" is generally not accepted by any means. Stomach hurts? Can't breathe? Take a pill. Depressed? Here's another pill. Oh,and while your at it,remember-there is a slight risk of heart disease and decreased sex drive. Yea! Just what the doctor ordered. But no worries, we'll supply you with another drug for that one.
Welcome to western medicine.
In my opinion,far too many people are prescribed to anxiety / depression medication. I, was one of them. Until I decided that I was tired of feeling numb every day.
Throughout this past year of getting regular body work done (reiki,massage,pedicures,any kind of self-love will do) my anxiety has lessened and my head has become more clear. Have I chosen to stay on these drugs, I would have never known what it was like to go through the range of emotions we are suppose to feel throughout our lifetime. I am now learning how to take the good feelings with the bad.
Sorry, thought I'd add a little humor in there.
Anxiety attack tip #1
Breathe. Take in a deep breath from the bottom of your coccyx and pull it alllllll the way up as far as you can. Sometimes my breath gets stuck and will not move above my belly button. Just relax and keep on breathing .
Anxiety attack tip #2
Dance! Put on your favorite song and get your body moving! I have a playlist on you tube that I have created from Shazzam ;). It is my absolute favorite thing to do! I love music!
Anxiety attack tip #3
Realize that you are experiencing an anxiety attack. I know this may sound silly, but as soon as I realize what is going on in my body, I become aware. Awareness is the most powerful step to creating change.
Anxiety attack tip #4:
Go to the gym! I swear the gym is like a magic pill for me. Every time I leave there my energy is flowing and my mind is clear. Let's get those endorphins movin! ;]
Anxiety attack tip #5:
Take a cold shower!
Cold showers shock your nervous system and free up space for the energy to move! [A warm shower will work too, but I'm in it for the long haul]
& last but not least --
Call your mom, call a family member, call someone who loves you. Out your feelings and be vulnerable.
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace..."
love, light, & blessings