First Published on 9 October 2019 Edited & Updated on 30 August 2021
Day-by-day, we are getting more restless due to our fast-paced life. It leads to an increase in the cases of anxiety disorders. And the disorders vary from common fear to severe attacks and neurotic disorders. These can affect economic production and cause disability. You need to get ready to face attacks and do something so that you can’t have to face it again. I am here to support you. And I would suggest you follow the ways to reduce anxiety attacks in your life:
1. Take a deep breath
Deep breathing helps you calm down and feel relaxed. Shallow and short breaths indicate that you are anxious and stressed. On the other hand, deep breathing gives signals your brain nerve and make you feel at home. According to the research done at Harvard University (USA), taking deep breathing, especially meditation of a short period, alters the response of a human body to anxiety and stress. Therefore, start taking a deep breath when you feel you are anxious or stressed.
2. Smell lavender
Lavender, rich in calming properties, is a handy tool for the time when you are getting stressed or anxious. As you smell lavender, the olfactory nerve gives messages to different brain parts that control mood, emotions, memory, and the nervous system. A research done at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria) stated that the person who smelled lavender had less anxiety. A 2009 Korean research states inhaling lavender triggers biochemical stress reducers in the human body.
3. Use a stress ball
A stress ball, working as a sensory toy, helps you feel calm. In 0215, a study done at the University of Surrey (UK) states squeezing a stress ball lowers the anxiety level up to 18%. Squeezing a stress ball also reduces the pain during surgery.
4. Watch ASMR videos
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. The ASMR videos work wonders to achieve ASMR, including personal attention, whispering, slow movements, and crisp. In 2015, a study done at Swansea University (UK) states that sensation leads to feelings of well-being and relaxation. It also states provisional improvements in the symptoms of depression and chronic pain in people who were engaged in watching ASMR videos.
5. Play with fidget spinners
Using this device is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety attacks. The spinning, clicking, and twirling with this device keeps your hands busy and distracts you from your anxiety. It supports you cool down and feel relaxed. It also assists in problems like ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).