Hey there, how are you?
Today's topic is a bit private, but I would still like to share it to you guys from a very personal perspective because I guess maybe you would feel less serious when you read about it. Well, panic attack is the keyword for today if you can't wait to know it. For those who are not familiar with it, panic attack is a sudden overwhelming feeling of disabling anxiety that coming along with palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something bad is going to happen.
(What the heck is this!)
Oh well the reason why I wanted to raise it here for discussion is that few days ago I went through the very first panic attack in my life. Believe it or not, it was bit insane but the unsatisfying feeling of that moment was still so true and scary. Right after the symptoms of panic attacks such as heart beating disorder, short breath along with cold sweat, I almost wanted to call ambulance as I felt so sick. It turned out that I went to GP instead the next day but surprisingly & gladly I was told I am totally fine but most likely, I might have anxiety which is caused by stress or emotional difficulties. OKAY...I was like.. WHAT? Seriously? Am I mental?
(HOLD ON A SEC..)
Maybe—yes and truely, I am a kind of person who tends to push myself too hard at some point and aims to be perfect and high efficient in many aspects in my life. Also, as because I'd like to take things seriously most of the time, when something bad or unpredictable is going to happen, I tend to think a lot before it actually comes. No doubt, such mental stimulation has subconsciously added much meaningless pressure to myself without me even noticing it. It is called 'anxiety' if you are still unsure about it.
Oh well, what am I going to do next? Luckily, as I was told by GP that anxiety is not a disease and it is quite common among people so if you are one of the sufferer, please tell yourself it's not the end of world. Well the the nasty side is, if you are lacking of experience or knowledge about anxiety and yourself, obviously you would suffer more emotionally and physically as I was before which cost you time, effort and of course money. Thus, sourcing for professional advices, books if necessary. Doing exercise regularly would definitely help too if you wanted to.
But to make it simple, and handy therapies to overcome anxiety are listed below and hope they would help:
—Know & love yourself better
—Appreciate yourself more.
To conclude, no one is really the centre of the world, so you don't need to be perfect or amazing at every single thing. Bear it in mind, "I am not amazing, but I'm good."
*The giveaway resource for today—For those who wanted to know themselves better, you could take personality test sometime on this as a reference. I would update this post for book recommendations if I have something good to share!