What DOES Happen When You Have A Panic Attack In The Middle Of a Lake?
Well, this has definitely been a rough week or so for me! A Fibro flare up had already commenced and I was really looking forward to some relaxing time with the family at the cottage. Nothing beats the sunshine and listening to the sound of the waves! And no that is not the inner mermaid in me speaking, I actually have a fear of water but I love to look and listen.
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Along with my Fibro , I have also suffered from severe anxiety for the last couple of years but pretty much had that in check. Anyhoo, on to the story … I have never been jet skiing in my life and after watching my husband go on it for the second time I thought it would be as good as a time as any to face my fear and do something new.
Well, this is where the Law of Attraction comes in to play. Earlier my sister in law and I had been discussing whether or not we were going to give it a go and I expressed that I did, in fact, want to try it but I was afraid I was going to fall off and then have a panic attack in the water.
Guess what happened? I fell off and had a panic attack in the water!
It was very likely one of the scariest things that has happened to me. I know you might be thinking, as long as I was wearing a life jacket I was fine. But if you have ever suffered from a fear coupled with anxiety then you know it is not as simple as that.
I, of course, went under when I hit the water and as soon as I surfaced, the panic set in. I thought I was going to drown. Luckily my husband was able to talk me through it as I swam for my life back to the jet ski. The next hurdle was trying to get back on to the jet ski.
Because I have Fibromyalgia, I really lack upper body strength and I was really worried, scratch that terrified that I was not going to be able to get back on the jet ski. I looked at how far away the shore was and again panicked ( well it never really stopped).
Just imagine for a minute what it would be like to have a panic attack in the middle of the Lake!
( ok so, I wasn’t technically in the middle but I might have well been because that is how it felt to me at the time) I tried to take a minute to level out my breathing while I hung on to the back of the jet ski and mustered up the strength to hoist myself back on. After a few failed attempts and near tears at this point, I found some footing and was able to use my legs to help me get back on. A little battered and bruised, I hung on to my husband for dear life as we made our way back to shore.
Why am I I telling you all of this? Well, for a few reasons.
The Law of Attraction is very powerful! Thoughts become things and what you think is what you draw into your life. I was so focused on my fear that it manifested itself into EXACTLY what I didn’t want to happen!
It can be easy to slip back into old patterns and habits, you just have to find that place inside, that voice, that says I CAN DO THIS AND I DESERVE THIS.
Because I have been taking courses and doing meditations geared around The Law of Attraction & Anxiety, I was able to face my fear and try something new.
[ Read more about how the Law of Attraction can work for you and How I was able to rid myself of the severe anxiety that plagued my life http://jenniferdawn.ca/how-to-get-the-law-of-attraction-to-work-for-you/ ]
I choose not to let my fear control me or have the power, instead, I use it as a motivator to make the changes necessary to be able to live the life that I desire and deserve! And to Motivate and Inspire others to do the same.
Where is the worst place you have had an anxiety attack and how did you over come it? Let me know in the comments below.
If you have ever dealt with anxiety , you know it can be a beast to tame! here are 13 Ways to Relieve Anxiety & Stress.
What is it like to have anxiety? This condition can manifest as panic attacks, ranging from mild to severe, in which a person experiences trouble breathing, sweating, heart palpitations, dizziness, and feelings of disorientation or impending doom. Depression, insomnia, tension, muscle aches, and twitching are all signs of chronic anxiety.
This is not only a troubling psychological condition, but a physically debilitating one as well. It stresses the cardiovascular, glandular, nervous, and immune systems, and can be a foundational cause of chronic ill-health. Alternative remedies such as essential oils for anxiety, offer a safe, natural solution to encourage a state of relaxation rather than stress.
1. – Essential Oils
Essential oils are a staple in my house! They provide so may therapeutic benefits. The beauty of essential oils is that they are natural, extracted from flowers, leaves, bark or roots of plants. While it’s best to make sure you use pure essential oils, meaning oils that have not been diluted with chemicals or additives, they can provide much needed relief and healing for a variety of ailments, including as a natural remedy for anxiety. Some of my personal favorites are Lavender, Chamomile, Rose, Vetiver, Bergamot, Chamomile, Frankincense, Clary Sage & Patchouli. Make sure to get Good Quality Essential oils. I Get many of mine from Melaleuca and off of Amazon. Amazon has some great mixed sets!
2. – Meditation
Take a few minutes to think about all the things you are grateful for. It could be as simple as feeling grateful for the food in your fridge or the way your pet loves you. Take the time to appreciate all the gifts you have in life and how lucky you are to have them. When you show thanks for the good in your life, more good will attract itself to you.I spend 5 minutes every morning meditating on gratitude as soon as I open my eyes. It’s amazing how it always starts me off in such a great mood for the day. I have also purchased some very helpful meditation & law of attraction programs that have worked wonders! Panic Miracle is a great resource! I have also used programs from Brad Yates who teaches E.F.T Techniques ( Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Dr. Steve G Jones.
3. – Alkaline Water
One of the best ways to help ease the symptoms of your anxiety and depression is through the utilization of alkaline water. Negatively charged micro-water (more commonly known as alkaline water) will help to balance the pH level in your system and more importantly in your brain. The pH levels in the blood and fluid in the body can help to turn your depression and your anxiety into a more manageable state. As well, alkaline water helps to detoxify the body and it is said the removing a build up of toxins can aide in anxiety relief. I have tried many different methods (stay tuned for the blog post) but my method of choice is my Santevia Water Cooler System
4. – Greens
When our bodies are stressed, a lack of nutrients and an unhealthy lifestyle will only aggravate the body further. By filling yourself instead with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables, your body can heal from the damage stress can cause as well as help fight it. When juicing for stress, there are certain nutrients present in certain fruits and vegetables that will help you better overcome the side effects of stress. The Easiest way to give your body all the nutrients it needs is with a good quality Greens Product! My Two favorites are Organifi and the line from Progressive.
5. – Gardening
This hobby reduces stress and promotes health and wellness. For many reasons, gardening is a favorite stress management activity.Benefits of Gardening: Gardening reduces stress through exposure to nature.
- Exposure to sunlight has been shown to increase serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for keeping our brain balanced and us feeling good. Not only does sunlight increase serotonin but it also increases melatonin, which is the chemical in our brains responsible for inducing sleep.
- Fresh air is full of oxygen and it provides health to the cells in our bodies. Fresh air can help us feel more energized and even help us sleep better at night. Being outside in the fresh air promotes a sense of well-being and good mental focus.
- Nature sounds like birds singing, waterfalls, bubbling brooks, rustling trees blowing in the wind all help to bring us into balance. The sounds found in nature help us to get outside of our heads and appreciate the earth and all it has to offer. These sounds help bring us into the present moment of the here and now
- Don’t have the yard for a garden ? Plant your garden in pots on your deck or grown an indoor garden! There are many options available for gardening in small spaces or indoors.
6. – Supplements
Most people are not getting the vitamins and minerals that their bodies require and anxiety can often be blamed on vitamin/mineral deficiencies. As well, some supplements are geared towards easing stress and clearing the mind.
7. – Exercise
Although Cardio Exercise like running or bike riding is more effective for relieving anxiety, going for a long walk and enjoying nature can work just as well!
8. – Get Rid of Clutter
Feng Shui is the art of creating a serene and relaxing home. Part of this study involves clearing the clutter from your environment. Clutter creates a sense of confusion and chaos. By cleaning up your home, you’re essentially clearing out the clutter from your mind.I feel so much better after doing just a little bit of housekeeping. I find it extremely relaxing to be in a clean home.I personally like getting rid of old clothes. If I haven’t worn them in a year, then they are wasteful clutter and can be given away.
9. – Massage
Take the time to treat yourself to a massage. You deserve it. A massage is not only relaxing, it also promotes healthy blood circulation and overall well-being. You can also use this as a way to connect with your partner which is also stress reducing.
10. – Journal
Sometimes we may not know what is triggering our anxiety and keeping a daily journal can help to pin point what your triggers may be. It could be certain foods causing anxiety ( Gluten is a definite trigger for me) , a certain activity, event or even certain people can induce anxiety.
11. – Diet
Diet can play a very important part when it comes to anxiety. It can be brought on by food allergies ( which can cause a toxic build up in the body and induce anxiety) or it could be from a lack of nutrition altogether. Many have found that eating a diet mainly of fruits, vegetables, healthy nuts & oils and lean protein and forgoing diets high in processed foods, sugar , gluten and dairy . Here are some of my personal recommendations.
12. – Fidget Spinners / Gadgets
Robert Duff, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in Camarillo, California, believes they can help in several ways. “For people who live with anxiety, fidget toys serve a couple different purposes,” he says. “Anxiety often leads to agitation and a desperate yearning to do something about the internal discomfort that anxiety brings. Without a proper outlet of coping strategies, this discomfort can lead to things like skin picking, scratching, or other disruptive behaviors. Putting a fidget toy in someone’s hand can sometimes help them channel this nervous energy into a more constructive outlet,
13. – Drink Herbal Tea
L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea plants. It also promotes relaxation and modifies the stimulating effects of the caffeine present in green tea. Some have found that even small amounts of caffeine can trigger anxiety, so instead opt for caffeine free Herbal Varieties .. my favorites is Chamomile but you can find several different stress relieving varieties on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca ( Honestly .. I do A TON Of shopping on Amazon! I combine it with ebates.com & ebates.ca to earn cash back on all of my online purchases)
I am hoping that one of these helps to relieve your anxiety symptoms. I know all too well what a nightmare it can be! Comment below and tell me if have you tried any of these methods? How did it work for you?
Do you want to know how to get the Law of Attraction to work for you? Do You know what the Law of Attraction is? Or how powerful it is when applied daily?
If you have been following me for some time, you know that I have Fibromyalgia. A chronic illness and that just a few short years ago I was in a pretty dark place.
I was Chronically ill, which caused me to lose my job. And with all the health issues I had , also caused severe anxiety and depression.I had to find a way out of this spiraling mess , find a way to make myself feel better (even on those days when I wasn’t feeling so good). An acquaintance of mine had started talking to me about the Law of Attraction. This was something I had never really heard of before. She recommended I watch the Secret (based on the book ) . I was instantly mesmerized and intrigued! I then found my way to Tony Robbins, I had watched I am not your Guru on Netflix and it hit so close to home for me . It had made me cry and made me realize a number of things about myself , my life and what I needed to do if I wanted it to change.
I began scouring the internet for information. It wasn’t until I came across a couple of courses that things really started to change for me. The first being that the terrible anxiety that I suffered from started to fade and I started to feel better about myself and my abilities. No Chronic Illness was going to hold me back! As I went through these courses I felt myself starting to shift .. my vision became clearer. I became much more empathetic and just started feeling gratitude for all that I did have and stopped focusing on what I didn’t or the things that I lacked.
The thing about the Law of Attraction is it much more than making a vision board (which I have done) or trying to visualize what you want . You really have to believe you already have it and seeing it in your mind on a daily basis. “Thoughts become Things”
These are The Steps That I Took:
The first course I went through was a course by Dr. Steve G Jones. It was the course that began to change me. Dr. Steve G Jones is an well known clinical hypnotherapist and has been featured in places such Forbes and People Magazine.
The next course that I took really took things on a fast track to success. When I first watched the video (watch it to the very end). I couldn’t believe the similarities! It was like I was the one talking! Manifestation Miracle is one of the best courses (in my humble opinion) on the Law of Attraction and how to get it to work for you. All of the right things started to fall in place and I was very clear on the changes that needed to happen in order to get the results that I wanted.
I had learned how to Manifest things that I did not think I was capable of!
My life is now one of Gratitude and Excitement for all the things that have happened and the things that are about to happen!
I had gone from being a anxiety ridden , depressed woman with a Chronic Illness to a Successful Blogger & Marketer. ( I have also Blogged for the Huffington Post!) My Social Media following grew in leaps and bounds almost overnight it seemed. And I am presented with new opportunities on a daily basis. I began to connect with all of the right people with the information that I needed and truly began to Blossom.
Reading is a big part of Growing and I highly Recommend reading these Books:
Healing with the Angels by Doreen Virtue ( I also bought myself a deck of her cards)
Awaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins
Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill