Solving Puzzles Helps Ease Panic Attacks

Panic attacks affect millions of people around the world. They can be extremely debilitating for your mental health.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that the humble puzzle can be a useful tool to help keep them at bay.

An article published in Psychology Today says that the best way to combat panic attacks is to engage your brain.

Benefits of Puzzles For Combating Panic Attacks

There are two reasons why puzzle games will help to combat panic and anxiety.  The medical reason is that logic puzzles, such as crosswords, codewords and sudoku stimulate the area of the brain that manages logic and concentration.  Strengthening that part of the brain will help to reduce the impact from the more emotional, panic-stricken side.   The non-medical reason is that turning your mind to something absorbing and challenging will use up the time and concentration that you would otherwise allow for worrying.

Be Ready With A Puzzle

As the saying goes… to be forewarned is forearmed.  The great thing about puzzles is that they are extremely portable, so you can have one ready wherever you are.  You never know when a panic attack is going to strike.  These days, you can solve them on online or print them out. So whenever you feel an attack coming on you can be ready for it.  If your palms start to sweat or your breathing becomes rapid take time out and start work on a puzzle.  After a while, you will feel a release that will help you to cope.  The good news is that your panic attacks will pass.  They aren’t permanent.  Solving your puzzles is an invaluable pastime that can help you keep them at bay.

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