For a long time I woke.a strategy to stop panic in the mornings Gradually, over the months and years, I developed a strategy for dealing with morning panic. This was not a one-pronged attack, but an arsenal of approaches. If one didn’t work, or wasn’t practically possible, I had other options. Last week, after a long spell of calm mornings, I woke up anxious. It wasn’t terrible – not like it used to be – but it reminded me of those days when my first thought was: fight or flight. When I staggered to the shower, my head and stomach whirring, wondering how I would cope with the school run.
Releasing some endorphins
When breakfast with the people I love Greenland Email Lists most was an ordeal. When I could barely hear the words my children were speaking to me over the narration of terror and catastrophe on loudspeaker in my mind. Last week as I was reminded of how it used to be, I grabbed a pen and wrote down all the ‘in the moment’ strategies I had found useful to stop panic. I am sharing them in the hope they might help someone else in the struggle. They are all tried and tested, and have at one time or another all worked for me.
Maybe even making yourself Exercise Talking endorphins
I have written this from the perspective CL Lists of the ‘morning panic’, but many of them will work at any time of day. Eight simple ways to stop panic in its tracks Get up Don’t think that by staying completely still, lying in your bed, you will be able to stop panic rising. If it is possible, get out of bed. Confront the reality of how you are feeling. Move. Loud music A good dose of singing along to loud music can provide an excellent tonic. This is not about singing well, it is about asserting yourself, disturbing the routine.