Are you fed up with panic attacks? Would you like to know how to stop them? I used to wake up in the morning fearing that I might have another one as soon as I set foot out of bed. My anxiety was out of control and I would sweat uncontrollably and my heart would race. Was I having a heart attack? I would even loose the feeling in my extremities.

Gladly, anxiety attacks are no longer a part of my life. I've found these tips to help stop anxiety attacks:

These are just some of the basics. If you can master these, you'll be able to stop a panic attack.

Breathing — Get control over your breath and you will soon be able to stop a panic attack in it's tracks. When you control your breath, you can start to turn down the volume on your panic attacks. Controlled breathing is key to mastering your panic attacks. Using breathing you can calm yourself in as little as five minutes. Negative thoughts begin to flood your mind during a panic attack. You can regain focus by breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Panic attacks tend to originate with breathing, so that's where you must go to stop them.

Stretching — A build up of stress can result in a panic attack. Stretching can help your body relax. The benefits will spill over into your mental attitude as well. You are more relaxed and you can handle new things. Regular stretching will reduce a panic attack by [90%]ninety percent. When you stretch, you will be more in tune with your body and you can regain control quickly when you feel a panic attack creeping in.

Gratitude — Once you begin being grateful for what you already have, you'll find that the panic attacks simply stop on their own. Begin each day by thinking about what you are thankful for in your life. Even if you're thankful for something as basic as being able to see or read. Even if you are not happy with your life, there is always something out there that you can be thankful for. This will cause you to start thinking about the better things in your life. When you start living a more positive life, the panic attacks will just start to vanish.

Use these tips to help with panic attacks. By taking the time to do these three things, you'll find that your anxiety levels will become drastically lower and you will take on a more relaxed state of mind.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew Hunter recovered from a panic disorder and now enjoys helping other people move past panic and anxiety problems. He runs the website Understanding Panic Attacks.