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Ways to calm down

SVT Cobra

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Mar 29, 2005
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I have a huge meeting at 4 that will last till 8 today and I am nervous as hell and cannot calm down. I know I will be fine at the meeting and I know I will be calm then but I hust cannot calm down now it feel slike i am wired and cannot calm down. I tried breathing deep and lying down but I cannot calm down.

It s weird I keep breathing heavily and such and probnably am having a panic attack

any ideas>? crhsit I kep having to fix my typos.
 

AgaBoogaBoo

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Feb 16, 2003
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Originally posted by: Fourier Transform
Take a cold shower.

Failing that, wash your face with cold water.
Somewhat related to that, drinking a glass of water can help as well, along with some slow and deep breaths.
 

meltdown75

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Nov 17, 2004
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Just reassure yourself that everything will be fine. Not too sure about what this meeting has in store for you, but granted it won't kill you! Will it? :p

Just think - after 8 you'll be done. You'll still be alive. Heck, after being in there for a few minutes you'll realize you were all worked up over nothin'!

Hang in there!
 

Ns1

No Lifer
Jun 17, 2001
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masturbation. blunt. shower. violence. alcohol. sleep.

pick 2
 

PepePeru

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concentrate on your breathing.

one thing i'll do is imagine the stress worry being black clouds or gas leaving my feet on exhales and white clouds or something purifying coming into my head on the inhales.

i'll do that for 10 mins or however long it takes and that will really helps me calm down.
 

Away

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May 1, 2005
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Take a walk and get some fresh air. That always helps me calm down if I have some anxiety.
 

jimmyjam

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I opened a book at Jamba Juice yesterday called "The Little Book of Calm." The page I opened to said to close your right nostril with your right thumb and inhale deeply through your left nostril. Then close your left nostril with your right index finger and exhale completely through your right nostril. Repeat 10 times.
 

anxi80

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throw back a couple shots of hennigans and you'll be as loose as a goose and ready to roll in no time. and because it's odorless, why, it will be our little secret.
 

meltdown75

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Nov 17, 2004
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Originally posted by: NeuroSynapsis
masturbation. blunt. shower. violence. alcohol. sleep.

pick 2
i'd steer clear of choices 2 and 5 since he has to actually go somewhere :p
 

SVT Cobra

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Mar 29, 2005
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thanks I tried everything besides the other stuff you guys said I feel better and I just threw up 2 times that helps a lo, still ion edge i guess ill go get ready.
 

Xavier434

Lifer
Oct 14, 2002
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Eat something with a lot of carbs like rice or pasta so you get that sluggish after eating feeling. Lay off caffeine if this is something that happens to you often.
 

moshquerade

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Originally posted by: SVT Cobra
thanks I tried everything besides the other stuff you guys said I feel better and I just threw up 2 times that helps a lo, still ion edge i guess ill go get ready.
wow... you are waaaaaay too worked up.

use the voice (your voice) in your head to calm yourself. talk yourself into tranquility.
 

SVT Cobra

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Mar 29, 2005
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Off I go wish me luck...and at least it does not feel like I am shaking and running a race anymore.

 

mobobuff

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Apr 5, 2004
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Originally posted by: jimmyjam
I opened a book at Jamba Juice yesterday called "The Little Book of Calm." The page I opened to said to close your right nostril with your right thumb and inhale deeply through your left nostril. Then close your left nostril with your right index finger and exhale completely through your right nostril. Repeat 10 times.
Mild oxygen-induced buzz.
 

Shadowknight

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Set a timer for when you need to leave, but put your watch and/or clock in a box. The more you look at the time, the more you obsess over the meeting your going to in x minutes. Taking away the self-induced time pressure can help immensely.
 

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