How Long Do Panic Attacks Last?

Panic attacks can make you feel as though your world is collapsing. While you’re in the middle of one, all you can think about is how long it will last and how to stop it. Focusing on it so intently can cause you to become even more panicked. It seems like the worse thing that’s ever happened to you, and you think it’ll last forever. You may even go to the emergency room out of fear for your life.

While panic attacks can feel catastrophic, they don’t last long. Once you learn what to expect, you can find ways to work through and recover from episodes of panic, recovering more quickly and get back to living your life. Read more

Anxiety Attack vs. Panic Attack: What are the Differences?

Many people use the terms “anxiety attack” and “panic attack” interchangeably to describe the same experience. When it comes to an anxiety attack vs. panic attack, can you use whichever word you want?

These two terms do not actually refer to the same thing. While they share some similarities, there are also differences between the two experiences.

Once you understand how they differ, you’ll be better equipped to use the right term for the right situation. Read more

Do I Have Anxiety? 9 Common Signs of an Anxiety Disorder

Everyone feels out of sorts sometimes.

You may feel stressed with work and family, or you might be tired out from a long night of taking care of a colicky baby. Many situations may cause you to feel nervous and even leave you jittery for days. Whatever the reason, stress and anxiety happen to everyone. Read more

How to Calm Anxiety

Anxiety can make life difficult. But the answer isn’t powering through your anxious feelings. There are several methods for how to calm anxiety, make it more manageable and improve your life. This article will describe some of those methods, giving you the tools you need to calm down the next time your anxiety feels out of control. Read more

The Best Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief

Breathing sustains life. It sends oxygen to your lungs and brain. It keeps the heart pumping. It’s essential to life. And, as a bonus for those living in today’s busy society, controlled and mindful breathing also helps you manage stress. Everyone who is subject to today’s busy and stressful way of life could benefit from learning breathing exercises for stress management.

By taking control of your breath, you can reset the stress response in your brain. Slow, deep breathing shifts the autonomic nervous system (which is in charge of the fight-or-flight response) back into rest mode and lowers blood pressure. For those who suffer from anxiety, deep breathing has been shown to provide relief by relaxing muscles. Read more

Types of Stress: Why You Need To Know The Difference Between These Three Types of Stress

Emotions can be confusing.

They can come all at once, or not at all. They can seem completely reasonable or completely out of place. In order to become better able to control our emotional responses, we must first understand where they are coming from. Most people think that stress is a singular type of reaction, when in fact there are many types of stress that can arise in response to different emotions and external stimuli.

In this article, we’ll be investigating the different kinds of stress and a common treatment plan for each. We will dismantle stress into its component parts and carefully define each one. Our hope is that if you are suffering from any of these types of stress, you can identify your symptoms and experience stress reduction in the future. Read more

Can Anxiety Kill You?

Your heart is racing, you feel like the room is closing in around you and you’re having a hard time breathing. You’re experiencing chest pain and tightness. You worry you might be having a heart attack and you head to the hospital. But after waiting there for several hours, healthcare providers tell you that it’s just anxiety, and that you should go home and get some rest. But do you still wonder: can anxiety kill you?

Many people with anxiety feel like they are dying when they have an anxiety attack. But anxiety cannot kill you. This article will talk about this common fear, why it happens, and what you can do about it in the future. Read more

Panic Attack Help For Sufferers: How To Recognize and Manage a Panic Attack

Have you ever experienced a dramatic physical expression of anxiety? Symptoms might include trouble breathing, chest pain, racing heartbeat, and blurred vision. This is a panic attack. Read more

How Does Exercise Reduce Stress? (And How to Use It To Your Advantage)

Think about the last time you were stressed – did you exercise that day? We are betting that the answer is “no”. It probably didn’t occur to you that exercise would help. While we all know about the physical benefits of exercise, we rarely think about exercising to improve our mental health.

But exercise isn’t just for physical health. It is one of the best things you can do to develop a healthier brain and reduce stress levels. If you feel regularly stressed and aren’t frequently exercising, a bit of physical activity might be just what you need.

Let’s dig into the science behind how physical exercise reduces stress, and then cover a few ways you can start using it to your advantage. Read more

How to Stay Calm at Work: 5 Lessons for Reclaiming Peace of Mind in the Workplace

Looming deadlines.

Endless to-do lists.

Conflicts with colleagues.

Late nights worrying about that next promotion.

Whether we love or loathe our jobs, these experiences are common among working people. According to a 1999 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) publication titled Stress…At Work, 40% of workers reported their jobs to be very or extremely stressful and 25% of workers viewed their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. These numbers demonstrate that staying calm at work has become a major challenge.

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