For all three of them, what was it like when you were first risen? Were you nervous or did you handle it pretty well?
🌟 Marksman's eyes slant, pupils shrinking to slits as he thought before he rumbled softly. "I was confused," he offered. "Waking up in a whole suit of armor, with little thing chirping at you- Solus gave me seaglass." The Ghost gives a lazy hum and a few clicks at his name, and Marksman raises a finger to pet at his shell. "Out in a junkyard, surrounded in rusted metal and wind- Solus kept me safe though, took care of me until I got a grip and settled a bit." He and the Ghost chirp together for a moment- the Marksman purred, a deep, growling rumble, and the Ghost replied with a chattering hum in an apparent imitation. "I'd say I handled pretty well once I got moving."
🌿 Achilles makes a broad gesture with one hand, as though dismissing the question. "I don't remember." He admit, tone nearly anxious. "I've reset since then- sometime a few... I don't know when, but I can't recall when I was risen." Patroclus- a little harpy Ghost flecked in rust- hummed, speaking once Achilles had quieted. "He handled it good enough! He seemed really sick at first, then he started asking questions. By the Light, so many questions- I knew I had myself a warlock when he first started asking." Achilles gave an amused huff, shaking his head. "I wasn't that bad," he muttered. "Probably." (He was, in fact, that bad.)
🌌 "He freaked out." Nebula swooped out of Cosmos' reach when he reached for them, laughing at his attempts to snatch them out of the sky. "I did not!" He argued, a pout evident in his tone. "I was jus' fine, thank ya very much."
"He threw a stone at me and screamed-"
"-I did not!"
"You did- hey!" It seemed Cosmos' efforts proved successful, as he swung his hat through the air like a net and scooped the Ghost up into it. He gave a victorious laugh, grabbing the shell between his fingers, (before cursing under his breath when Nebula clicked his finger in a claw.) "I handled it fine." (He didn't.)
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What to do when you’re having a panic attack
Daddy has gone through several life changing events lately and these have caused several panic attacks He didn’t want to tell me about, becaude He says He’s supposed to take care of me and not the other way around
Well, I know about it now and I’ve tried to help Him and considering I’ve had severe panic attacks ever since I was 13, I kinda know what I’m talking about.
Disclaimer: these are things that work for me. Every panic attack and every person is different. The things that work for me might not work for you.
1: know your triggers. This is perhaps one of the most important things you need to know. If you know your triggers, you’ll be able to recognize them before the panic attack even happens. You may be able to either prepare or remove yourself from the situation completely.
As an example, a few of my triggers are: sudden loud noises, crowded areas, the song “Summer” by Calvin Harris, people yelling at me, people touching me without giving me a warning first, unexpected things
Triggers can be anything and everything. They may seem stupid to othets, but they’re a trigger for a reason and you shouldn’t ignore it and try to recognize it.
Of course, not all panic attack have easily defined triggers. However, knowing them may still help.
2: listen to music. This is something that really grounds me. Music has always been able to calm me down. Find the right song, and it may help you.
Some of the songs that help me: Helena (MCR), Welcome to the Black Parade (MCR), Famous Last Words (MCR), Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol), Avalenche (BMTH), Can you feel my Heart (BMTH)
3: move around. The kind of panic attack I have most often is the kind where I’m convinced I’m in danger. It happens when I’m in crowded spaces or someone suddenly touches me. It’s a kind of panic attack I’ve heard many people talk about, the sudden feeling of danger, like you’re about to die. And for that, it’s important to move. When faced with fear, a lot of people tend to freeze. Panic attacks are no different. The thing about a freeze reaction is that it doesn’t help in a situation where the fear is 100% constructed by your mind. Force yourself to move. Whether that means you tap your fingers against your leg or you run around in circles, I don’t care. Move.
4: fidgeting is your best friend. It keeps your mind distracted. You can buy fidget toys to do the trick, or you can use your fingers. A trick that works for me is counting my fingers. It seems really stupid, but if you stay focussed on that and you keep counting, your mind falls in some kind of routine which can be calming for some people. I’m not saying it works for everyone, but it’s worth the shot.
5: stuffies! For every little out there, stuffies are the perfect remedy for a panic attack. If you have one nearby, it may help. It certainly helps me. Their pressence can be soothing, not just for sleeping or for nightmares, but for panic attacks as well.
6: drink some water. How stupid it may sound, but it’s true. Drinking water helps! However, I recommend drinking either from a bottle or from a half filled glass. If you’re like me and your hands shake like crazy… well, you don’t want to get water all over you
7: tell other people. I cannot stress enough how important this one is. I’ve had many panic attacks around people who didn’t know what to do and who ended up just putting their hands on my shoulder or holding my hand or whatever. For some, this might help, but for me it didn’t. These things only made it worse. This brings us back to number 1, know your triggers and tell the people closest to you. I’m not saying you have to tell everyone about it, but tell those you trust. Your partner, your best friend, doesn’t matter who. Tell someone. Tell someone so when a panic attack occurs, they know what to do.
Everyone who knows all my triggers: my bestie, my Daddy, my mum and my sister.
Telling other people may be uncomfortable, but in the end, it’ll only be better for you.
8: look at things that calm you down. Personally, I have a Pinterest board with over 500 pins with only puppies and kittens and lil bunnies and whatnot. It calms me down. Make something similar! Whether it’s with puppies and kittens, or flowers, landscapes, the ocean or whatever calms you down, do it! Sometimes looking at this is enough.
9: look around you. Play games with your mind. Look for 5 things that are green, 4 things that are yellow, 3 things that are blue.… look around you and see, observe, force yoursel to focus on those things instead of the fear hammering on your mind.
10: remember that no matter what, everything will be alright. Panic attacks are temporary. They end. And when they end, you will be okay. You will be alive. You will be breathing. And you will be safe. Keep this in mind. No matter what, you’ll get through this.
Again, these are tricks that I use. They help me. I only share this because they might be able to help someone else. And even if that’s only one person, it’ll be worth it.
Take care my luvss💜
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