We know it's hard to stay calm in a war zone. Many civilians often suffer from anxiety or panic attacks when they are in a dangerous area. This reaction to danger can cause you to make poor decisions that put you or your family at risk.
It is for this reason that we want to give you some tips that you can do to avoid the anxiety that war generates. We hope that these tips will be useful to you if you find yourself in a dangerous area.
Don't watch the news in the mornings
In a war zone, it is very important to be informed about any events in case of a new enemy attack. However, listening to the news in the morning can be counterproductive. When you do this, you will spend the whole day worrying and your stress level will increase.
We recommend you to listen to the news on the radio and not see images of the enemy's attacks in other places.
Do some physical activity
Anxiety in war is generated because we cannot control everything that happens around us. This causes the level of adrenaline and cortisol to increase in the body, causing a feeling of constant stress. To reduce the level of these hormones, it is recommended to do 5 minutes of some simple physical activity.
Running away from stress only makes it worse
When we are stressed we just want to run away from everything that causes us anxiety. This is very difficult to do if you are in a war zone. You must remember that stress is a natural reaction of the body that you can control. Use breathing exercises to calm your mind and make the best decisions possible.