Introduction Understand the EXACT process of Anxiety Panic Awarded 5 stars by UK Mental Health Foundation fear panic obsessive worry stress solution-doyoupanic.co.uk
So many of us suffer fronm overload and although this can be the curse of the intense thinker, or worrier...external events/trauma etc can also send many of us into orbit.
However, it's essential to understand how the mind works in these instances.
Without going into too much detail - we naturally spike or 'become aware' of our stress when we are overloaded with negative thoughts...this is an uncomfortable sensation and one which leaves us feeling very tempted to then 'panic react'. However, this is also a point of 'thought exit'...anything else we 'do' simply goes back into that sensation.
At these points of temptation, we simply have momentarily calm - to simply abandon that temptation to put our foot back on the pedal and ''panic control/analyse'' our stress.
Of course, panic is not throwing our arms up in the air and screaming - it is more an internal event of confusion and desperation where so many of us simply don't know what to do next.
Therefore, by momentarily calming, this acts as a simple diversionary tactic to stop us from going overboard and is more of a mental note that we have to calm down.
If we stick at this - the return to a calmer existence will start to happen, but will 'not' be perfect (see examples of what things we can do on 'Focus Not Force' page to live e calmer life). This has to be a patient 'working at' process where we allow time to move us into a more confident atmosphere of working through life's trials to become calmer....the problem with perfectionists/worriers etc is because they want things to be right, they often panic to force control....even calming - this is where they tense up further and actually achieve anything but calming....