7 Surefire πŸ”₯ Ways to Overcome πŸ‘Š Anxiety 😰 when You Cannot 🚫 Leave Your Space πŸ—„ ...


Knowing how to overcome anxiety is easier said than done. Maybe you're in the middle of a meeting and you can not walk away. Or maybe you are in the middle of a lecture hall with 300 peers. There is no way out.

Suddenly it happens. You feel hot. The sweat starts pooling and you begin to panic. Anxiety strikes again- but you are stuck in that room. We gotcha'! Here are ways to overcome anxiety when you can't get up and leave. Of course, if you have anxiety, you should be seeking treatment from a mental health professional. In the meantime, try these strategies to help you get through it.

1. Remember to Breathe

Sounds silly, right? One of the first things that happens with anxiety is rapid shallow breathing, which is actually part of your body's stress response system- it is meant to alert you of danger and help you to survive threatening situations. So, it is helpful in an emergency, but can be destructive at work or in class. How do we survive this powerful force? According to Harvard Medical School, belly breathing can bring you back toward a calm state. Here's how to overcome anxiety by breathing:

Breathe in your nose slowly while you count to five and pretend your belly is a balloon. As the air goes into your belly, you should see your stomach get bigger. Then slowly release the breath from your mouth while you count to five. Your belly should deflate causing your stomach to shrink. Practice belly breathing when you are by yourself and you will be a pro in no time and able to initiate belly breathing in the middle of a crowd and stay calm!

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