Wish you could instantly stop an oncoming anxiety attack? Fortunately for all of us with anxiety disorders, there are powerful ways we can use our body’s biology to stop anxiety. I’ve saved myself from many panic attacks with these techniques.
Your body is a powerful and capable entity. It gives you the ability to rush into flight or fight mode when threatened and this response—which evolved over millions of years—is something that can save your life. Of course, if you’re like me and you live with anxiety, you also know the body can be a little oversensitive to flight or fight mode.
Fortunately for us, science can empower us to stop this response. As a result, our anxiety ends.
By understanding the natural way your body responds to stress, you can stop anxiety
All three techniques mentioned in this episode create states of restfulness, contentment, and calm. It’s possible to flip our hormones, blood pressure, and the parts of our nervous system that all spike when we’re anxious. By doing this, we can stop anxiety, all by understanding how to work with our bodies when they’re stressed.
An even cooler thing about these techniques? No one will even notice if you use these in public.
You can stealthily stop the most sudden panic attacks without anyone blinking an eye at you. I’ve done this many times—both in places where anxiety is normalized (like before giving a talk!) and in times where it rises out of the blue (panic attack in the middle of the sidewalk, anyone?).
I know each of our bodies, minds, and responses to anxiety are different. This is why I share three exercises—there’s bound to be at least one that makes a positive impact in your life. Additionally, each one has scientific reasons why they are so effective at calming us—meaning that they really are proven to stop anxiety. Find what works for you and feel free to modify these as needed too.
If you’re ready to learn some loving life hacks to bring your body into a calmer state, check out the episode below!
It’s a joy to share these powerful coping mechanisms with you.I’ll be absolutely elated if even one of these helps you stop anxiety and saves you from a moment of that painful, stressful experience. In fact, I’d love to hear about it.
Which one of these techniques is the most effective for you? Which one are you the most willing to try?
Over 18% of adults are afflicted with anxiety disorders, so please don’t hesitate to share this blog with some friends. They and their overstressed bodies are sure to thank you!