Avatar universal

Invasive thoughts?

I have had anxiety for a couple years now. It lightened up for awhile but just recently came back strong. And sometimes when I'm alone and gave time to think my mind starts racing and I have tons of thoughts I don't want to have. I don't know how to deal with this and it scares me into a panic attack. Am I alone in this? Can someone help? I'm scared.
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
I used to have terrible anxiety and racing thoughts. One simple trick that helps me is to look around the room and say, out loud, what you see. I know it sounds strange, but it takes your brain and refocuses it on something real and grounded. I also find that running ice cold water on my hands helps.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Anxiety Community

Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
370181 tn?1595629445
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out what can trigger a panic attack – and what to do if you have one.
A guide to 10 common phobias.
Take control of tension today.
These simple pick-me-ups squash stress.
Don’t let the winter chill send your smile into deep hibernation. Try these 10 mood-boosting tips to get your happy back
Want to wake up rested and refreshed?