If you find yourself having a panic attack, you should try to stop whatever you are doing, find a place to sit, and remember to keep breathing. Draw in air through your nose, causing your stomach to rise. Then, breathe out through your mouth, counting to five slowly with each inhale and exhale. Do this 10 times, and you should be calmer and more relaxed. If you find that panic attacks are affecting your life, you should talk to a medical professional and discuss possible treatment options. Medication and therapy are options for those whose panic attacks are not controlled with breathing techniques. A doctor can guide you toward the right treatment plan for you specifically. Schedule the tasks in your day, including your morning routine and simple thing such as brushing your teeth and making breakfast. You can even add the approximate time each task will take you. This lets you do hardcore preparation for your day before it even starts. Psychiatrists are trained to understand and treat the anxiety disorders responsible for panic attacks. If you cannot speak to one, find a friend who will listen. A therapist will still need your help in determining the reasons for your anxiety.

Schedule your time to the most minute details, like brushing your teeth and fixing your hair. Time each activity and then add that time into your daily schedule and move things around to suit you. This will allow you to know what your day will include and be prepared for it before it happens.

If you frequently suffer from panic attacks or extreme anxiety, use a timer to remind yourself to engage in some deep breathing techniques every half hour. Spend a minute or two every 30 minutes taking some deep breaths and relaxing. This gets oxygen to your system and allows your focus to return. Soon after beginning this practice, you should develop the habit of automatically regenerating yourself; diverting your attention from panic and hopefully averting attacks.