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How I Talked Myself Down From a Panic Attack With Two Simple Steps

It wasn’t a particularly stressful day. So how come as I was driving to my physio appointment, I found my heart racing and my palms sweaty. What was making me feel anxious.


A quick check in with myself and I realized I was nervous about making it back in time for the call I was leading with a bunch of leaders. The day was packed so I left in a hurry and needed to be back in a hurry.


Once I figured out what was bothering me, I could take a beat. I could slow myself down by taking a few deep breaths. That restored my calm enough so I could rationally look at my dilemma in a rational way.


The truth is I had left myself enough time so that I should have 20-30 minutes to spare. Oh, and I know these folks well enough that I could easily buy myself 5-10 minutes if something went awry. Did I mention I had a very trustworthy co-facilitator who would cover for me if I was delayed?

So, nothing really to worry about. And I did get back home in plenty of time and without all the panic.


Try this ONE thing


When this happens, I know I can notice my feelings and immediately take a pause. A few deep breaths is enough to ground me. Once relaxed, I can review the problem with a rational mind. That allows me to either let go of the worry or put a back up plan in place.

And just like that, the panic goes away.



Hey! Are you already successful and accomplished? Do you have many things to appreciate about your life right now? Are you always open to learning more and growing yourself?

Despite all your successes, do you sometimes doubt yourself? Do you hesitate to go after what you really want in life?

Or maybe you dismiss your past successes, putting them down to luck, and don’t really see how extraordinary you really are?

If this sounds like you, you and I should have a conversation. Drop me a line here,

, and let’s talk!

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