Anxiety is just one of the dark results of Domestic Violence is most often triggered by fear. This is one of the posts we will share about anxiety, but encouraged you to learn more about it for you or for those whom you love, who may be subject to these attacks.
Anxiety can turn a great day sour within minutes, with no warning:
Chances are if you’ve survived a traumatic (domestic violence, auto accident, 9/11, etc.) experience, you’ve had an anxiety attack or is subject to having them in the future. The information provided below while derived from mental health professionals is in no way complete. It is a highly recommended that you do your own research to learn more about Anxiety, its causes, symptoms and means of treatment.
Anxiety increases your breathing and heart rate, concentrating blood flow to your brain, where you need it. This very physical response is preparing your to face an intense situation. If it gets too intense, however, you might start to feel lightheaded and nauseous.
How can I calm my anxiety?
Try these when you’re feeling anxious or stressed:
- Take a time-out.
- Eat well-balanced meals.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
- Get enough sleep.
- Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health.
- Take deep breaths.
- Count to 10 slowly.
- Do your best. Refrain from trying to measure up to someone else’s expectations.
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