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How can I stop my hands shaking

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Last Updated: 12/16/2020 at 8:45pm
How can I stop my hands shaking
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Top Rated Answers
November 2nd, 2016 11:43am
Take deep breaths. It will be ok. When my hands start shaking I just take deep breaths and try to stable myself. It will be ok. You're strong. You got this.
April 1st, 2018 1:47am
It would help to have a bit more information about what is causing the person's hands to shake. It could be anything from fear to meds. I can't help here.
April 29th, 2018 6:42am
Breathe in, breathe out. Stay calm don't stress out too much. You will be ok if you just keep calm and breathe.
January 28th, 2015 4:53am
Breathe. Just breathe. Think about all the beautiful things in your life. I know they are, just focus on that. You'll feel better.
March 27th, 2016 6:57pm
There are many ways hands can shake. Arthritis is a disease that makes your hands shake, and a lot of elderly people's hands shake. If that is the case, try going to a doctor but they might not be able to help. If it is because of anxiety or nervousness, you should try to calm yourself down. Listening to music and reading has always helped for me. Or you could take a nap
April 3rd, 2016 5:45pm
Try to think of something else or an activity that helps to distract you from your hands shaking. This will help to take your mind off it
April 13th, 2016 10:00pm
Take several deep breathes. Do something. Something you like doing. Draw. Paint. Write. Fiddle with a rock. Play an instrument. Play a video game. Do something with your hands. If you don't have the time or it isn't the place, hold them in each other. Rub your hands together, rub your legs, rub your feet. Tap out a beat. Remember to breathe.
April 27th, 2016 4:05pm
That can be from a variety of things. If they just randomly shake with no emotional connection at all, then consult a physician about it. Everyone's hands shake just a little bit, but if it's giving you trouble doing things, then it might be time to ask for medical assistance.
June 2nd, 2016 2:39am
I have hyperglycemia, that might be one reason. It's no big deal, I just have to have tiny snacks throughout the day.
June 26th, 2016 9:43pm
I have shaky hands and spent a lot of time trying to find a "cure." Relaxation techniques help, a little. I find that eating regularly throughout the day and keeping hydrated are enough to keep my hands steady enough for neat handwriting. Don't ask me to do any brain surgery, though! I did once ask my trusted physician about my shaky hands. They said it was normal, and as long as it didn't hurt or interfere with my day-to-day activities, not to worry.
June 27th, 2016 10:16pm
Try breathing in and out slowly with deep breaths walk around and do something to tell your mind off it i no its easy said then done but i get shakey hands when im mad and act on impulse ive got GAD anxiety disorder
August 27th, 2016 8:45pm
I had seen this problem once when my friends hand never use to stop shaking . The reason mostly is lack of confidence or being over whelmed at times . Just be yourself and forget the rest ! Your shake of hand would go away itself
August 31st, 2016 11:25am
Well maybe try and detect why your hands are shaking. I would say go to a doctor or professional and get checked out to make sure everything's okay.
September 7th, 2016 11:19pm
Take deep breaths, focus on visible objects around you and your senses, helping your mind to come back to reality
September 9th, 2016 11:19pm
You are perfect the way you are. Your hands shaking is part of your cute personality, trust me. Someone will love you and your shaking hands
September 10th, 2016 12:58am
Have you been to the Dr's. Maybe medication is needed. Or eating more. Sugars maybe? You should see your dr
September 15th, 2016 1:04am
When your hands are shaking, take a few deep breaths. Breathe in for four counts and out for four counts. It helps ease your anxiety and relax you.
September 20th, 2016 6:29pm
you cant! they shake on their you cant stop it. but if you are doing it on purpose then you can stop anytime you want to..:P
October 2nd, 2016 3:16pm
first question why there shaking and stop that from happening .if there just shaking i reccomend anxiety hotlines
October 6th, 2016 6:29am
Hands shaking can be due to many different reasons, including anxiety or health problems. When I'm nervous, anxious, or have to perform a delicate task with my hands, I am prone to this issue too. My personal remedy is taking a deep breath (or three) and continuing with my task. This allows me to have a break wherever I am. If you are experiencing bad anxiety, 7 Cup's Anxiety Guide ( or connecting to a listener may help you.
October 12th, 2016 4:29pm
Think happy thoughts. Shaking hands is a sign of anxiety. Thinking of the things that makes you happy slows down the panic attacks. Deep breathes through your nose and exhale from the mouth.
October 12th, 2016 5:19pm
try relaxing breathing techniques. i found that breathing in 4 seconds, holding 4 seconds, and breathing out 4 seconds is helpful to calm yourself down.
February 1st, 2017 2:54am
my hands shake a lot when I'm nervous so I've picked up many tips and tricks to help with that problem. I sometimes use a stress ball and not one of those like boring foam ones but the ones with gel inside and it has more of a cool feeling to it (they sell them at Walmart, and the best ones are the ones shaped like sports balls) but I usually use that. but when that doesn't come in handy I sometimes drink chamomile tea it calms my nerves and settles the shakiness in my hands.
April 1st, 2017 8:27am
What I have found helpful of your hands are shaking from anxiety is to take a couple deep breaths, in through your nose...hold it...out through your mouth. It will slow your heart rate, shaking hands and also gives you something to focus on which is needed sometimes.
April 21st, 2017 6:16am
I struggle with this problem commonly. Most of the time it is when I am nervous or in an uncomfortable situation. Or sometimes if I am tired or in an unfamiliar place with unknown people.I Just remember to calm myself down and not freakout. I hope this helps ! 💜
November 17th, 2017 4:24am
First; Try shaking out your hands. Sometimes, wringing them out can get rid of shakiness. Next, take a few deep breaths and try to clear your head. If that doesn't work, try grabbing on to somthing, or clasping your hands together. If you have a friend who understands, then holding hands with someone could help.
December 6th, 2017 2:08pm
In my experience, shaking is a symptom of anxiety. So if you just went through an experience that could have caused you anxiety or you feel anxious or numb when the shaking is happening, anxiety might be the cause. If so, trying to actively stop your hands from shaking will likely just make the shaking worse as you become more and more anxious while doing so. Instead what I do when I experience anxiety symptoms that I want to stop is that I focus instead on relaxation and grounding coping skills to reduce my anxiety and by extension the symptoms.
December 12th, 2017 10:58am
By putting them against a flat surface or concentrating on something you absolutely love to take your mind off them shaking. Thinking about things such as your pet, friends, achievements, all the moments you were proud of yourself.
January 13th, 2018 3:32pm
Take a deep breath and think to yourself, "what is it that is causing this shaking" if it is something happening at that present time.. Can you remove yourself from the situation?
January 14th, 2018 5:28pm
Look at five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, one thing you can taste.