It is estimated that somewhere between 30 – 40 million Americans struggle with anxiety. Anxiety disorders can cause mild bumps in our days or it can interrupt it completely.
- A sudden feeling of fear.
- Heart palpitations.
- Shaking or trembling.
- Feeling like you are going to faint.
- Feeling like you are going to die.
Here are some quick ways to get rid of your anxiety fast. These will help you calm yourself and get relief as soon as possible.
Be in the present moment.
People that struggle severely with anxiety have an extremely hard time putting themselves and their mind in the present moment. When you feel an anxiety attack coming on, ask yourself questions about why you are actually feeling anxious at that moment. “Am I in a safe place?” “Is there something I need to do?” “What am I worrying about?” “Is this a life or death situation?”
Rename your experience.
When you have a panic attack it can feel like you are about to die. When is the last time you ever heard of anyone die from a panic attack? I never have. Panic attacks are mostly pointless but you need to convince yourself of that at the moment. Realize that it is just a temporary feeling and it will go away soon. Sometimes it is good just to laugh at the panic attack because you know it can’t kill you.
Fact check yourself.
You always think the worst of every situation. So take your train of thinking and really stop thinking about the worst-case scenarios. A lot of the time the way you are thinking does not match with reality.
Take some time and lay down, close your eyes, and just breathe deeply in and out. Try to relax your whole body. This only takes 5 – 10 minutes to relax.
No sugar and caffeine.
Don’t eat or drink anything you know that will make you more anxious. Stay away from lots of sugar and sodas.