Stopping Panic Attacks: Your Mind Has The Answer
I know all about panic attacks and how they can consume your life. For many years, I struggled to stop them. Initially, I failed. My thoughts were too obsessed with the condition to think of anything positive.
Then, one day I discovered that my panic attacks were getting rather tiresome. That sounds odd, doesn’t it? But it’s true. I’d thought about nothing else for about five years, but the early days were vivid memories of the terror I experienced.
Fortunately, learning inspires me. Whatever comes across my path, I want to know more. Panic was no different. The books I read on the subject would fill an elephant.
Some of the most inspiring ones focused on self confidence. It wasn’t long before the idea that a lack of confidence was in large part responsible for my panic attacks.
Begin constantly negative was all part of that condition. Everything began with a negative thought. But then one day, I came across Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book, “The Power of Positive Thinking.” I highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with confidence issues.
It led me to more books on building self confidence. It took some effort to turn my attention away from the panic disorder and towards the positives in my life.
At that time, I needed a job and was working on my resume. That’s when my life flashed before me. Look at all the positive things in my life? My accomplishments. My strengths. My successes. I’d forgotten about those.
Suddenly, stopping panic attacks was as easy as working on my confidence. It began by rejecting all negative thoughts and allowing only the positive ones into my conscious and subconscious.
Right now, you’re probably thinking, “That’s hogwash! It won’t work. Positive thinking doesn’t help. It’s nonsense.”
Well, I can tell you that if you do it correctly, it certainly does work. The concept is simple, but it’s not easy. You must constantly be aware of your thoughts. You have to make the decision right now that you will think only positive thoughts. The moment a negative one intrudes, beat it out with an opposite positive response.
It’s so easy to allow negativity to be your first answer to any problem or situation in your life. I did it for years. I still do it, but not nearly as badly as I did when I suffered panic attacks.
You have to work at it constantly. Do that, and you will soon discover how stopping panic attacks can be as sudden as a change of thought.