Had so much ~anxiety~ that i was convinced I was going to have a heart attack at 24 from palpitations - and my cardiologist made me wear a heart monitor for 2 weeks only to confirm my heart palpitations were just ~~~~anxiety~~~~ ????
Lmao who can relate ? ✨✨✨✨✨
On a serious note, what do y’all do when you feel a panic attack coming on or have anxiety? What’s been working for me currently:
1.) a deep inhale on the count of 5, hold for two seconds at the top, then exhaling for 5 seconds.
2.) Calling someone immediately when I feel panic setting in and talking about literally anything else. (More of a distraction tactic lol)
3.) yoga, especially yin yoga (which requires you hold poses for 3-5 minutes) has been a powerful tool for me the past year. Helps me release a lot of tension/trauma I hold in my body.
4.) when I’m already experiencing a heavy panic attack I jump in a ice cold shower lmao, it helps - ya can google the science.
Let me know what y’all do pls ❤️
Sending everyone a virtual warm hug ✨
(Edit: this is an old photo from September 2020, I am completely fine and healthy, just wanted to normalize the conversation around anxiety/panic attacks and have an open conversation????)