June 3, 2011. Bill Szydlowski
Anxiety and panic attacks is a mental condition characterized by an intense fear that comes as a result of a person being in a situation or a place where they believe they are in danger even when they are not. Driving panic attacks are common these days amongst drivers but it is possible to overcome them using simple techniques that are aimed at eliminating the thoughts and memories that may trigger the fear, or suppressing the negative imaginations that make a person feel inferior or lack self-confidence.
Are you one of the millions of people who suffer from the fear of driving and are not sure how to deal with such a debilitating disorder? Read on to find some ideas on how to deal with this disorder at home.
- Do not surrender to your fears; this means that you should not stop driving or try to avoid the situations and places that may trigger the fears. Instead, get exposed to these places and situations to help convince the irrational mind that there is no danger.
- Avoid the use of medicinal remedies such as anti-anxiety pills and anti-depressants, these are not only bad for your health but could also lead to addiction. These only suppress the common symptoms rather than deal with the actual problem.
- The best way to overcome panic attack while driving is to understand the initial symptoms such as sweating, difficulty in concentration and chest pains among others and try to suppress them. You can keep your mind busy to leave no room for negative thoughts, bad imaginations and inappropriate memories from triggering the fears.
- Alleviate stress and try to lead a healthy life. Do this by getting sufficient sleep at night, engage in physical exercises, eat healthy and use other home stress alleviation techniques such as meditation and yoga.
Updated June 3, 2011. Published April 24, 2011. Bill Szydlowski