Owlbug

173d

anxiety sucks a ton. my anxiety was badly triggered today and I'm still trying to figure out how to unwind from it. suggestions?

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • PrettyKitty_0919

    173d

    You can try a new hobby or just lay down and think your in an oasis that’s what I do!

  • Anp95

    173d

    I know the feeling I have a little to take care on top of all mine issues but I take time to my self away from everyone go for a walk or color

  • Honeydew

    173d

    do you have any coloring books? when my anxiety gets bad i like to color. you can also print out a coloring page if you don’t have a book (i like mandelas personally)

  • KaiyaTrans

    173d

    Im not a professional but What i use is like music, art, food but not recommended, try breathing and or talking to a friend/comfort person.

  • YoursTrulyNavy

    173d

    Sorry this happened to you :( Happens to me a lot too, and what really helps me is just laying in bed and listening to calming music until I fall asleep. I also like to just mindlessly watch a fun YouTube videos on my phone to get my mind off of things. Whatever calms the mind and body!

  • SmallTownOkie

    173d

    Having my dog lay on me helps or just screaming for no reason helps too

  • diony

    173d

    honestly i love touching dirt to relax i go out to my back yard and just grab handfuls of dirt and feeling it and just general tomfoolery in the dirt idk what it is but it makes things flow in my brain a little easier and i'm able to breathe. if you have a yard i recommend the dirt. if you do not have a yard go on a short walk (bring someone along for safety) and pick up as many rocks as you can fit in your pocket and take them home to id the type of rock it is helps to distract

  • beth662

    173d

    Sometimes it helps me to work out because I can get the fight or flight feeling out of my body but most of the time I just try to distract myself

  • welpe

    173d

    there's a ton of ways of dealing with anxiety. I love journalling the thoughts away, music, etc. starting new hobbies can be great. I also love coloring. I am also enjoying the quick reads from a new book that I have... The comfort book. working with senses is good. Touch and taste are some strong ones for me that can pull me back to center

  • chickybones

    173d

    A benadryl may help ease the anxiety

    • trademarkspoonie

      173d

      With horrible anxiety attacks, if you can afford a nap, 4 tsp of liquid Benadryl is great

  • SalineTurnip

    173d

    I try breathing exercises first. If/when that doesn't work, I put on some music. (I love music and can listen to it all day long.) Sometimes I'll journal or write fiction while listening to music. Other times I'll draw. (Coloring is a good one too.) If that doesn't help, I'll put on a movie, like a family movie or something. Nothing action packed or it'll just make my anxiety worse. Or I'll exercise or clean. So focusing on one of my hobbies usually helps to make it better. Sometimes it doesn't completely take it away. I'm anxious right now lol.

  • Sparkle_Lion

    173d

    I really do well with grounding exercises. My fave is 54321. You think of 5 things you can see, 4 you can touch, 3 you can here, 2 smell, and 1 is taste.

  • kikki

    173d

    Listen to soft music you like watch a favorite show or movie go as natural as you can put off all meds except you anxiety medicine

  • kikki

    173d

    Also meds are not a good idea unless it is for anxiety meds to come down from anxiety not a good idea is what my doctor told me

  • Fire101

    173d

    I try to distract myself from the problem but it usually turns into dissociating since I am constantly surrounded by my triggers. It works great though when you can get away and take a few deep breaths tell yourself your in a safe place and give yourself a little something to do like read, play a game, knit, sew, build something, even grow a garden

  • thatweirdspice

    173d

    Do something you love, personally I love cooking and drawing, having someone try what I cook or see what I draw and them love it makes it so so much better which I know I'm not the best at either but being told that I'm improving and that they are proud is absolutely amazing

  • Hannah_6

    173d

    One day was so bad I finished two anxiety bracelets. I had to stop because my hands were shaking. The home grown weed batch and hanging with my favorite uncle helped.

  • Bec89

    173d

    Hi friend. First of all, I’m holding your hand. This happened to me about 2 weeks ago and I’m still climbing out of it. It isn’t easy but it will happen. You have to push yourself in a healthy way to climb up out of it. Practice makes perfect. Mine was scary af and I was so afraid. Know you are safe and secure and not alone and you have people to rely on during this time. ❤️

  • bookworm89

    173d

    I know that it's mostly used to help people sleep but try drinking chamomile tea. It works extremely well for me.

  • B_renee

    173d

    Mine is pretty "up there" today too. Maybe try an ice pack on your chest or back of the neck? Or yoga! Always my go-to and usually always helps!

  • Buggierae

    173d

    i’m so sorry hun, anxiety can be the worst. i usually have to sit in the cold for a bit with music, or take a hot shower to calm myself :)

  • allycat128

    173d

    Sour candy, self care (bubble bath, or face mask is my go to) play a game, go for a walk

  • KayCeeBee

    172d

    Do you have a weighted blanket? Sometimes feeling that weight on my chest helps. This is probably not a healthy suggestion, but sometimes when there is just too much happening in my head I watch Dance Moms. Somehow seeing all that stress and anxiety on the screen helps me separate myself from it

    • SalineTurnip

      172d

      I forgot about weighted blankets. I have one but I can't use it right now because of a heat wave that's been going on since May. It's a really good suggestion, though! My brother said his helps him sleep.

    • ElizabethMae

      172d

      weighted blanket helps me.

      • Inezz

        168d

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  • Inezz

    172d

    I put in rain sound and thunderstorms turn light off n close my eyes n just pretend I’m lil girl jumpin in the puddles 😉

  • trademarkspoonie

    172d

    We had a guest speaker at my work recently who spoke on mental health. Two things he mentioned I like: 1. Do deep breathing any time you think of it; not just when anxiety is at it’s worst. Any time you can do it to be preventive by lowering blood pressure and calming yourself is good. 2. Make yourself a box for when you’re really struggling. It can have anything soothing or therapeutic for you. Mine will probably have a fuzzy blanket, pictures that make me smile (and maybe cry too), etc. I thought that was a neat idea to have on hand!

    • Bec89

      172d

      what an idea. Wow ❤️

  • Owlbug

    171d

    Thanks all for the advice. I am doing better.

  • Scullyitsme

    171d

    For me I like to listen to music, draw, color, and watch my favorite YouTubers. Sometimes journaling what happened and just letting whatever comes to mind out on the paper helps a lot. I hope you feel better soon ❤️

  • spicysugar

    168d

    Feel your feelings. If you want to run, get up and jog in place until you can't anymore. Want to scream? Either scream or take a DEEP breath and let it out slowly while humming deeply even slower, as slow as possible. Want to fight? Punch a pillow, rip up paper. I did EMDR therapy for a long time and these are some coping skills that I use on the daily to deal with anxiety and being wound up

  • Katharina

    167d

    Nature walks, animal snuggles, 3 things you see 3 things you feel 3 thing you can touch 3 thing you can smell (it’s a good reset!) Quite place with a little noise, bath…

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