If you have ever suffered from an anxiety attack, you know how awful they can be, and you would liekly do anything to make sure it doesn't happen again. It might seem difficult to control when when anxiety strikes, but there are a number of habits that can help prevent anxiety attacks. Everyone has their own triggers, but knowing what to do when you're feeling anxiety strike — or even when you're just living your day-to-day-life — can help stop anxiety attacks in their tracks and even limit potential attacks in the future.
"Anxiety attacks are so called because they seem to attack the person with disturbing symptoms out of nowhere," says psychologist James I. Millhouse, Ph.D. over email. "Anxiety attacks originate at the unconscious level with the cause sometimes in awareness and sometimes not."
An attack might be triggered by exposure to something that reminds them of a time when they underwent significant trauma, says Millhouse. But more commonly, the anxiety attack occurs when an individual is in a situation when their unconscious or conscious mind feels that their resources to cope with the situation might not be adequate or up to their standard.
No matter what causes them, anxiety attacks are unpleasant and scary, and they're never welcome. To make sure you get as new anxiety attacks as possible, or even better, none at all, try incorporating these 11 habits into your everyday routine.