If you’re dealing with anxiety problems--whether it’s an anxiety disorder or even just the occasional issue that pops up from time to time--it can be really tricky to figure out how to approach the situation. Some of you may be wondering if an anxiety attack is the same as the panic attack and the answer is that while they are different, the overall feeling of helplessness can often be the same.

That’s why in today’s blog, we’d like to provide readers with a few tips on how to get over an anxiety attack. It can often feel like a massively frustrating situation, but Michigan clinical psychologist Dr. Ron Rice is here to help. You can schedule an appointment today and rest assured that you will soon be speaking with someone who knows the ins and outs of helping you to work your way through anxiety. But is there anything you can do on your own? We’ll take a look at this very question in today’s blog.

A Few Tips for Calming Yourself Down

After you have experienced an anxiety attack, you might find that it’s a subject that dominates your thoughts. Therefore you need something to help you push past that and into a better headspace. Fortunately for you, our tips might be just the thing to do the trick.

Zone Out

Sometimes there’s nothing better than simply turning your brain off for awhile. Although many people agree that too much mindless television is not a good thing, sometimes it can be exactly what a person needs. In this day and age, there are plenty of shows you can find that should fit the bill perfectly. Throw it on, lounge on the couch, and turn your brain off for awhile.

Grab a Book

Other times you might just want to allow your brain to head in a different direction and that’s where grabbing a good book can do the trick. Perhaps it’s a new book from your favorite author. Maybe it’s a classic that you checked out from the library. Either way, the end result is getting engrossed in something that allows you to use a different part of your brain and enjoy getting lost in a great story.

Take a Walk

If television and reading aren’t your thing, maybe taking a walk will be exactly what you need. Plus it’s a good excuse to give your dog some exercise! Grab your walking shoes and take a walk around your neighborhood. You might see something you didn’t even know existed! Or, of course, you could find a trail and head out for a hike, allowing you to do your body and your mind some good.

Schedule an Appointment

No matter what situation you might find yourself in, Dr. Ron Rice is the therapist who can help. Perhaps best of all, you can get a free half hour consultation to see if you’d like to utilize our counseling services to work through any issues that you may have. Reach out today to schedule an appointment!