How To Combat The Butterflies In Your Stomach

By Subodh / October 26, 2014

With exams round the corner, all of us, as kids, would have definitely have experienced the fluttering in our stomach. An interview, the wedding, a crucial meeting – there are lots of instances that you would be able to cite! While there is nothing serious about these anxiety attacks, there are actually ways you handle them. Here are some time-tested effective tips to combat the butterflies in your stomach.

10 Tips And Tricks To Manage Anxiety Attacks

1. Breathe Deep With Your Belly:

If you are regular yoga practitioner, then you would have understand what I mean. For others, just expand your belly and suck in as much air as possible and exhale completely. 15 such conscious breaths are enough to calm you down.

Butterflies In Your Stomach

2. Talk To Someone You Are Comfortable With:

Venting out the emotions that are flooding you at the moment are known to quash down the panic within you. With cell phones with you 24 X 7, you can reach out to anyone you want to at anytime. So, just make a call and talk to that person.

3. Indulge In Some Aerobic Activity:

The immediate option would be a short walk. However, on a longer basis, make sure you include some form of exercise in your daily routine. Exercise is known to improve your blood circulation, in turn, helping you stay calm. The endorphins released while exercising helps in uplifting the mood.

4. Drink Water:

This colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid has nothing but pure goodness hidden within it. Grab a glass of cool water and sip your way to empty the same. If you still feel you have butterflies fluttering, go for one more cup. Usually 250 ml water is sufficient to keep those butterflies calm.

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5. Resort To Caffeine:

Coffee is the ultimate mood uplifting agent. A well admired and popular anti-anxiety agent, coffee ideally triggers a sense of awakening. This, in turn, helps in keeping your anxiety levels low. Coffee is also known to alleviate stress and helps you become more focused.

6. Chew A Chocolate:

Chocolate may not be good for your waist, but it is definitely good for your mood. A well appreciated and admired solution for anxiety, it is a guaranteed stress buster. Don’t just eat a whole packet of Cadburys’ for that matter. Take a small bite and let it melt in your mouth. Relish that wonderful feeling it bestows as the chocolaty goodness melts in your mouth.

7. Listen To Some Music:

Music is a great antidote for stress as well as anxiety. With so many portable music equipments available these days, you can just plug-in the earphones and start listening to your favorite songs. You can even hum a few lines within yourself.

8. Eat Right:

Eating the right foods are known to keep these anxiety butterflies away. Opt for a diet rich in complex carbohydrates, Omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamin B to prevent yourself coming under the attack of nerves. Eating a piece of whole wheat toast could make you feel good by triggering the secretion of serotonin, the calming hormone.

9. Resort To Meditation:

Studies have proven that people who meditate are less prone to anxiety and panic attacks than the non-meditating people. So, if you are not meditating, then it is high time you start practicing the same from now.

10. Own A ‘Butterflies’ Journal:

Keep track of incidents that trigger these butterflies in your tummy. Write them down in a book and remember them.
Find a few minutes, everyday, to disconnect yourself. Give yourself some self time. This practice will help you go a long way in combating those undesirable fluttering. Know your though process and control your mind. And, see the difference it makes!