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what is something that I can do when I am anxious

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    • Red49

      769d

      Have you ever listened to ASMR, I know some people think it’s weird but it can be super calming and relaxing for anxiety. I also have a stress relief aromatherapy candle and it actually really helps me!

    • EvilMadood09

      768d

      Do this thing called 4-7-8 breathing. And I know I used to think breathing mechanisms didn’t work until I did this. First thing is get some scent sticks or something that smells calming (lavender, eucalyptus, etc.) Then get to a private space or around people you trust and breath in (4 seconds) hold it (7 seconds) breathe out (8 seconds ) repeat until you are calm

    • Ryli

      768d

      I listen to people on YouTube reading stories

    • Susies

      768d

      I go for a walk until it subsides. Sometimes I’ll listen to music to quiet my thoughts.

    • bbcait

      769d

      It’s all about finding something that works for you. Soemtimes when I am really anxious I can’t bring myself to do things that require a lot of effort to distract myself. I’ve found that childrens activity books can be super helpful. I have a couple sticker puzzle books and it’s really helpful when I don’t have the mindset for problem solving. I would definitely recommend putting together a kit and a plan that you can go to when you start feeling anxious.

    • Woo

      769d

      I usually have a list I go through. I use a lot of DBT techniques. Icing the vagus nerve, or putting something cold on my face to deactivate the fight or flight response. Same with weighted blanket. I carry around super sour candies too and pop one when I’m getting anxious while I’m out. Something to shock the system back to normal. I also take magnesium supplements to help recover from bouts of anxiety. And there’s also adrenal support supplements I put into my water too.

    • Lady6ug

      769d

      It depends on the type of anxiety really. But for me I'll maybe use a weighted blanket and put on a YouTube video (sometimes ASMR sometimes something funny or just distracting). I have a bunch of brain games on my phone that can help to get my brain focused on something else (like sudoku and stuff) and a bunch of other mindless app games. Deep breathing can help, or other grounding techniques. It depends on the situation and what is availiable to you. Sometimes I'l even just take a nap if possible. Don't rely on the nap thing though, it can be unhealthy to avoid problems like that but something it can be good just just get a little bit of a refresh.

    • Red49

      769d

      Have you ever listened to ASMR, I know some people think it’s weird but it can be super calming and relaxing for anxiety. I also have a stress relief aromatherapy candle and it actually really helps me!

    • Magnolia_Mae

      769d

      Are you able to move your body or go for a walk when you feel anxious? Physical activity can help a lot sometimes and release feel good endorphins, and vitamin D from the sun can help you feel better too. Even finding some beginner yoga videos on YouTube could help! Let me know if you want more tips, feel free to dm anytime. ☺️

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