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Crossmar17

515d

Hello everyone, I’m new here. I’ve been experiencing very high anxiety lately which is causes my depression to rise. Any coping mechanisms that you guys use to help? Any advice helps..

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    • Lavs

      513d

      @healthphie I do this and I love this one a lot. I pair it with- 1 counting- 5 things I see, 4 things I hear, 3 things I feel, 2 things I smell and one thing I love about myself. The last one can be hard but sometimes it’s as simple as I love my nail color or I love that my eyelashes catch my sweat. 2 the focusing on breathing- I do that too! My friend taught me what she calls ‘panic breathing’ (really it’s anti panic) when we went to a city fair and the crowd gave me a panic attack. Breath in through the nose, then out through the mouth pursing your lips in a small stream, like you are blowing out of a straw. It’s been a game changer for me

    • healthphie

      514d

      I ground myself by listen multiple things I can see/smell/taste/feel/hear while focusing on my breathing. home this helps!

      • Lavs

        513d

        @healthphie I do this and I love this one a lot. I pair it with- 1 counting- 5 things I see, 4 things I hear, 3 things I feel, 2 things I smell and one thing I love about myself. The last one can be hard but sometimes it’s as simple as I love my nail color or I love that my eyelashes catch my sweat. 2 the focusing on breathing- I do that too! My friend taught me what she calls ‘panic breathing’ (really it’s anti panic) when we went to a city fair and the crowd gave me a panic attack. Breath in through the nose, then out through the mouth pursing your lips in a small stream, like you are blowing out of a straw. It’s been a game changer for me

    • squibibi

      514d

      TIPP skills! T - temperature Examples: squeezing an ice cube, standing out in the snow without a jacket for a minute, taking a hot shower, splashing your face with cold water I - intense exercise Examples: running, sprinting, doing jumping jacks, running in place, skipping rope P - paced breathing Examples: 4 square breathing, 5-2-5 breathing, belly breathing P - progressive muscle relaxation Example: tensing your muscles one at a time, starting from your head and working your way down. you can also start from your feet and work your way up

    • KingKoopa85

      514d

      Music, mobile games, a hot shower

    • Phy201

      515d

      I like coloring, doing my nails and lately I've been into minecraft. Distraction is a great way to relax and recharge. I have been practicing meditation and thought stopping for many years now and they both help me tremendously with unpleasant thoughts.

    • Loiz00

      515d

      If you have a pet and like pressure have them lay on you, or use a weighted blanket, I’ve found it to be really grounding. For me my cat is the best because the weight reduces the tension in my body and her purring drowns out my thoughts.

      • Crossmar17

        514d

        @Loiz00 I just bought a weighted blanket and it has helped a lot! Although I sweat a lot in my sleep with it. I also have 2 dogs that do help me sometimes but they definitely have minds of their own. They can tell when it’s really bad and snuggle up next to me or on my head.

    • Liz3152386

      515d

      I "distract " myself and color..sometimes just drawing random things helps me. I almost always end up withdrawing from the world and focus on the scribbling I am doing. I do it alot when I'm stressed. I block away the world I guess...

      • Lavs

        513d

        @Liz3152386 I like this one a lot. Even or especially in social situations if I’m overwhelmed or anxious it helps to put something physically between me and other people, and doodling is a pretty socially acceptable thing to do.

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