While meditation is great at relieving stress, and mindfulness is good to inculcate into your lifestyle, they are not able to help plug the anxiety during an anxiety attack. So I came across this article which provides a few short steps to calm yourself down during an anxiety attack. Similar to mindfulness techniques, just simplified into 30seconds-1minute to just calm you down during an anxiety/panic attack. I have not tried it myself yet, and I suppose that’s a good thing because my anxiety attacks have stopped for now!
It’s also not uncommon to feel like crying before, during, or after an anxiety attack. Anxiety attacks are single moments of overwhelming fear. Many people feel impending doom, as though they are about to die. As a result, they respond by crying, because that’s a natural response to a feeling of intense dread.
After an anxiety attack is over, others may find themselves stuck with these intense emotions, often about the helplessness they felt during the attack. Panic attacks are so intense, that when they’re over a feeling of needing to cry is natural and expected. Not everyone cries after anxiety attacks, but the intensity makes it natural to feel like crying.
Taken from: Calm Clinic
It makes me feel better to know that this is an anxiety attack, because many people have anxiety attacks and that also means many people cope with it. Therefore, I can cope with it.
Be strong. Be strong.