Help a friend overcome anxiety, save a life.

It is a norm to freak out when the exam nears when you realize your pocket is running dry, among other life issues. Right? Don’t get me wrong; that is not what I am talking about.

Besides the normal nervousness we experience, there is the other chronic anxiety when approached with an unusual living situation.

Such type of anxiety makes it impossible for individuals to think or function well. Actually, they have an intense level of fear that leads to intense emotions and stress most of the time.

 To the kids, they may have a fear of sleeping alone or even to be left behind.

Can we get to the essential partnow?

Ways to help someone dealing with anxiety.

I don’t have to stress how helpless and awful it can feel to see a loved one drowning in anxiety disorder.

Luckily, there is a way out to help.

First things first, you have to confirm it is an anxiety disorder by checking the below symptoms.

We will categorize them into 3, physical, behavioral, and thoughts

Physical symptoms

  • Easily fatigued
  • Restlessness
  • Regular sweating
  • Lightheadedness

Anxious thoughts

  • Regularly generalizing conclusions
  • Constant overthinking
  • Pessimistic

Behaviors

  • A great fear of relative risk issues
  • The all-time need for evidence
  • Constant frustrations
  • Irritability

What can you do to help out?

The key focus of the anxiety helping tips is to show the victims that their reasons to be anxious are valid; they are not the only ones suffering from anxiety by not belittling their circumstances and showing them that you care.

First, keep it cool. Make sure you don’t get carried away by the effects of the situation or panic. According to scientific research, anxiety attacks are likely to take only 5-10 minutes.

Give reassurance that all is well and you are with them in their situation in a very calm manner. And if possible, give them a tight embrace while letting them breathe freely and deeply

Though avoid regularly telling them not to worry, or all is well. That may seem like you don’t really get the intensity of the matter as much you do.

Secondly, take some actions. If the location is the cause, you can propose to change the environments while engaging in some small conversations if they are willing.

Yet, is the 5-4-3-2-1 technique.  This method is aimed at distracting the thoughts of the victim.

For instance, you can also ask simple questions such as identifying five objects in the room, four items they can see, three environmental pollution, 2 of their best days, and one of their favorite song.

More essentially? Show concern when they are sober.

Trying to help out the individual before the anxiety attack occurs is quite efficient. At this time, there are abit sober and likely to take the advice given critically.

That can be done when just chilling out and after noticing they are in their good moods. Just start the dialogue naturally like, “Hey buddy, you rarely take [named situation] nowadays?”

According to their reply and reactions, you can devise a tactic to help them overcome the fear.

Not what to do when dealing with anxiety attack person

  • Avoid regularly saying don’t worry
  • Don’t force confrontation! Give the help naturally, but don’t force them
  • Don’t try to ease the situation or accommodate their anxieties every time. Otherwise, they will never overcome it. Not to say you will not always be there to do that.

Final remarks

You don’t have to wait until a loved one drowns into a helpless state to pity them. Chronic anxiety attacks are as severe as other mental illnesses. Take caution.

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