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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
DarkSideoftheRainbow
August 20th, 2016 3:48am
I would try using breathing exercises to focus on a part of your body that you can control. Inhale for ten, exhale for ten.
EBDAA120
August 21st, 2016 9:14pm
by reduce Stress, Practice Relaxation Techniques and Get Enough Sleep and Reduce or Eliminate Alcohol because Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol can affect your nervous system and cause serious tremors. If you feel that you are drinking a lot, you should immediately seek professional help and if its looks so serious Consult a Doctor for more safety
lovingLynx89
August 24th, 2016 8:36pm
If your hands are shaky because you are nervous concentrate on something funny to distract yourself. If you can't stop seek help. Sometimes we need professional medical help and we should not be ashamed to ask. Asking for help is a sign of courage and commitment to ourselves.
featheringcrescendo
August 28th, 2016 5:20pm
Try holding something, or playing with a small ball, or beanbag. By keeping your hands busy, it helps them to stay steady.
Anonymous
August 31st, 2016 12:33pm
Relaxation techniques work a lot. If the reason behind it is anxiety, then it can be controlled with such techniques. If not, it's recommend to go to a doctor.
WaltDisney
September 1st, 2016 3:46pm
This could be a medical problem (then I recommend you visit your local GP for advice and guideance) or it could be due to stressx
7CupsUnoFFicial
September 1st, 2016 5:32pm
Deep breaths can help you with shaking hands. Meditation is another Solution you can try for relief from shaking hands. :)
bokchoi
September 3rd, 2016 1:34pm
shaky hands can be a result of anxiety, medication, or a pre existing medical condition. to stop your hands from shaking, you'll have to treat the underlying cause.
Armanta
September 7th, 2016 11:14am
Shaking hands are often related to feelings of anxiety and/or worry, so the best way to prevent or stop them shaking is to focus on treating the physical symptoms of the anxiety. This can be done by either doing breathing excercises, listening to calming music, relaxing by drinking tea, doing a mindfulness exercise, or even just keeping your hands busy with a toy or doodling.
Anonymous
December 3rd, 2016 8:19pm
When my hands are shaking I take deep breaths. In then out, in then out. Do this repeatedly until you loosen up.
rinkuandriku
January 4th, 2017 7:40am
If you're feeling anxious or panicked and your hands are shaking, try some breathing exercises to help calm you down. Distracting yourself with anything such as a game or toy or anything really can also help as well.
eternalbooklover59
January 7th, 2017 4:30am
I sometimes find it helpful to try a grounding technique (e.g. find 5 things you can see, 4 you can touch, 3 you can hear, 2 you can smell, 1 you can taste) or the 478 breathing technique (inhale for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, and exhale for 8 seconds) which calm the fight or flight response.
Anonymous
February 11th, 2017 9:39am
Take a few deep breaths. Breathe in for 7 seconds, hold for 4, and release for 8. Clear your mind and remember, you're gonna be okay in the end, even if it doesn't feel like it right now..
NolenCrDr
March 4th, 2017 3:15pm
Try some relaxation exercises. Close your eyes, breathe in deeply and put your hands up. Move slowly your hands back down and breathe out at the same rythm. Or maybe you need to just go out and go run for a while. Do some sports or physical activities.
AbbieSnow
March 15th, 2017 5:12pm
If you think it's stress-related, try practicing mindfulness. If not, it might be best to check with a medical healthcare professional, as there can be many causes of hand tremors.
NaomiLuna
July 23rd, 2017 12:32am
Peoples hands shake for different reasons. Too much/too little caffeine, anxiety, low blood sugar, hunger, side effects from medicine etc. It's important to talk to your doctor about this problem to look into all possible underlying causes.
SoulHealing
August 18th, 2017 4:35pm
Well, hands shaking can be from different origins. In all cases you need to see a good doctor and have a check up, so you will be sure there s nothing serious
YAYamy
October 7th, 2017 4:25am
Sometimes your hands can shake because of anxiety or as a result of being worried about something. One way to calm yourself down and prevent your hands from shaking is to practice deep breathing. Taking deep breaths can help you calm yourself down during times of stress. Another option is to learn how to ground yourself. This involves focussing on the things that are real around you. What color is the floor? What is the temperature where you are? What is the lighting like where you are? Doing this can help take your mind off of what worries you and help you focus on what matters. It will also decrease anxiety symptoms, such as uncontrollable hand shaking.
Anonymous
November 8th, 2017 1:37am
drink water! it could also be anxiety so try some deep breathing to help control your heartbeat
WatchingOverYou
November 15th, 2017 5:35pm
Sometimes you just can't (e.g if you're taking vital meditation that causes hand shaking), but you can control it and acept it. If this is not the case, just try to calm down, face your fears and practice some mindfulness meditation, some if not all will probably help.
majesticYellow
November 18th, 2017 4:58pm
Take deep breathes, close your eyes and Imagine yourself in a place that you always want to go too. Don't focus on the stress just focus on your happiness
Keola
December 22nd, 2017 5:14pm
Hands shaking....whats the cause? Anxiety? Medical Condition? Anxiety, have a distraction. Walking should help, some physical activity to release the body's endorphins. Using other distractions meditations, rubber bands, fidget cubes or spinners, something to keep your hands busy. Medical condition, see your general practitioner or primary care physician (doctor) for a cause. could it be nerves or medications or something else. Both you and the doctor can find a solution. Good Luck 😊
indigoraspberries
January 31st, 2018 12:08am
Try meditation, personally, it helps me a lot. If you're in a place where this isn't an option, listen to some music that makes you happy. Or even some nature sounds, they're very relaxing.
JJill1
February 8th, 2018 3:02pm
For me, breathing exercises and being mindful really help. They are very simple, but work!! Try to take deep, full breathes, that always calms my hands and heart from racing :)
KittenMittons
February 8th, 2018 3:33pm
From anxiety? For me, personally, when I have a panic attack I do breathing exercises. For example, I close my eyes and inhale for 5 seconds, hold the breath for 5 seconds, then release slowly for 10 seconds. I used to swim so probably cut the times in half when starting! The point is, focusing on my breathing takes my mind from panic (when the sympathetic nervous system is activated if you want to know the physiology) to relaxation (activating the parasympathetic nervous system). I exhale for a longer time than I inhale because the heartbeat slows down with exhalation. Deep inhales help with relieving the feeling of tightness in the chest.
Gracey
February 9th, 2018 9:24am
Do you know what is causing your hands to shake? Could it be to do with anxiety or is it more of a physical symptom? If it is to do with anxiety you could try some breathing exercises of mindfulness. If it is more physical, it might be advisable to seek help from a doctor to find out if it is being caused by something.
denini77
February 16th, 2018 4:09am
Shaking hands can be caused by a variety of things. What I find most common are fatigue and anxiety. When you are really tired, your hands can start shaking uncontrollably. It always helps to get enough sleep at night. Anxiety can also cause shaking hands. Whether it's a big presentation coming up, or just talking to someone, nerves and fear can cause hands to shake. To lower anxiety levels, there are many mindfulness exercises you can do. Deep breathing is one example. Another is imagining a calm, repetitive scene, like waves crashing on a shore.
Anonymous
March 1st, 2018 2:29pm
maybe try to pock your hands by doing something. Try to calm yourself down by breathing in and out.
Anonymous
March 4th, 2018 4:32am
There’s is two possible answers for that question, one of them is related with anxiety. The major thing to do is seek medical help the other possible answer is that you may have some issue in you nervous sistem that’s also need professional help. But if you don’t want to go to a doctor the best thing to do is relax, make a cup of tea, read a book or watch a movie and try to distract yourself try to live the moment! That may help you
Anonymous
March 18th, 2018 3:18am
Take a breath and relax , try to reach out to someone who can listen and help you through or try to focus your mind on something other than your anxiety