If you feel a panic attack coming on, try controlled breathing or visualization exercises. There’s also this underused tool: forced distraction. By immersing yourself in unrelated thoughts or activities, you can squeeze stress out of your system. For example, as soon as you realize you’re anxious, lock your eyes on an object in plain view. Pretend you’re a novelist writing a detailed description of that object. Think of its dimensions, color and other characteristics. If you lack visual stimuli—say, you’re in a drab room with no view and nothing on the walls—think of a movie you enjoyed and try to recall each scene.
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