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|How Stress and Panic Attacks Go Together|
|Written by dsmcmains|
|20 April 2009|
Most of us lead very hectic lives. We work full time, our kids these days seem to be in all kinds of activities such as soccer and piano lessons. Then, we come home and try to make sure our family eats a good meal, then off to do who knows what until you crash into bed exhausted, only to wake up to the same routine all over again. Where is the "ME" time. There just isn't time for me anymore. No wonder so many people are stressed.
Stress can be a major cause of panic attacks. If not dealt with, it can have a major impact on our life, like panic attacks, but, if left for a prolonged period of time, even worse things can happen like damage to your health or death.
You're saying, well, yeah, I have a ton of stress in my life; there is no time for me to go on a vacation, or even to the spa.
Here's what I suggest. To reduce stress, you don't need to take a lot of time. Just a few minutes here or there can do wonders.
• During your lunch hour, exercise for 20 minutes
• Do breathing exercises for 5 - 10 minutes. While doing this, clear your mind of all things that you need to do and think of something pleasant. This should bring you some peace and relieve some of your stress.
• Go outside for some fresh air. Even 5 minutes can do wonders.
• Listen to soothing music such as classical or meditative sounds like ocean surf or nature.
• Take up Yoga or Tai Chi
• Take a few minutes to call a dear friend and just catch up
• Take time to do a fun activity with your kids, like playing ball or a board game
If you are under a lot of stress, try to follow some of my stress relievers from above and see if that helps out your stress level. If it doesn't, try talking to a friend, loved one or professional to see what suggestions they may have. Remember, we have one go at this life and I don't think that "Stress" is a good reason to leave this world.
This article was wrote by me and I've got more information at http://www.helpwithpanicattack.com/free if you are interested.
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