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Netta

799d

What helps with an anxiety attack? Like what helps you calm down and everything

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    • Soskae

      795d

      Squeezing my own forearms and remembering uncomfortable does not mean unsafe.

    • Soskae

      795d

      Squeezing my own forearms and remembering uncomfortable does not mean unsafe.

    • Easterbunny

      799d

      I heard bitting a whole lemon helps you forget the anxiety. Thats just one of many ideas like aromatherapy, music is nice, get involved in crafts like number paints too etc... Have a happy Easter. 🤗

    • Zel7

      799d

      Essential oils are no joke. I've seen them work magic. I typically hear lavender for relaxing. Feel free to mix kinds. Distractions, keeping busy with a non-stressor, music, candles, a warm bath. Focus on the now, not regrets about the past or worries about the future. There's an exercise where you focus on your surroundings and count down with your senses. I don't completely remember the order but I think it was point out 5 colors you see, 4 things you feel, 3 things you hear, two things you smell, and one thing you taste. It's supposed to distract and ground you.

    • slothtastic36

      799d

      for me, switching from thinking to doing can help break the anxiety spiral. so like doing anything that uses one of your 5 senses, some of my favorites are fidget toys, walking around my room, a weighted blanket, or calming scented candles

    • Netta

      799d

      Okay. I do that and it helps sometimes. I'm trying to learn new copping skills

    • ChromeMoon

      799d

      I will find a focal point (something to focus on) and then unfocus my eyes and ‘blur’ my eyes while looking at that object I chose… I notice that when I focus my eyes inward from the focal point I feel calmer… I will almost cross my eyes. I learned this technique somewhere but I cannot recall what it’s called

      • ChromeMoon

        799d

        @ChromeMoon What helped me in the beginning is holding my hand in front of my eyes… focusing on my hand… And then removing my hand but still focusing on the space that my hand was in previously. Be sure not to have stimuli behind your gaze (like TV or a crowd, etc)…

        • Netta

          799d

          @ChromeMoon okay I usually count my fingers, listen to music and try to be on my phone. Sometimes those things work and other times I disassociate

    • loveshespoke

      799d

      Running water

      • Netta

        799d

        @loveshespoke that doesn't really work for me. I tried it and it kinda intensifies it

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