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kelzbellz

744d

Does anyone have any coping methods for dealing with anxiety besides meds? I do a lot of drawing and coloring but would love to hear other ideas to try

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    • OverwhelmedBard

      741d

      When I'm at home I draw, sing, cook/bake, color, if I'm alone I know this is gonna sound really dumb but while im doing stuff I need to do I screech and make weird noises while im doing it because it's silly and im pretty much entertaining myself and getting my mind off of things, when I'm in public, I play a game with my self, i pick a color and count how many cars are the same color, I sniff the air and think of five things I smell, i keep my arms to my sides and while I'm walking or pacing I tap my legs subtly to get my brain to focus on what im physically feeling, I listen and think of 4 things I can hear and that's all I can really think of right now but I'm sure I can think of more haha

    • OverwhelmedBard

      741d

      When I'm at home I draw, sing, cook/bake, color, if I'm alone I know this is gonna sound really dumb but while im doing stuff I need to do I screech and make weird noises while im doing it because it's silly and im pretty much entertaining myself and getting my mind off of things, when I'm in public, I play a game with my self, i pick a color and count how many cars are the same color, I sniff the air and think of five things I smell, i keep my arms to my sides and while I'm walking or pacing I tap my legs subtly to get my brain to focus on what im physically feeling, I listen and think of 4 things I can hear and that's all I can really think of right now but I'm sure I can think of more haha

    • katabyte

      743d

      For me, its either reading, video games, or sudoku. I have all of them on an app on my phone and I use it whenever I get too overwhelmed in public

    • BipolarOkie

      744d

      I crochet and do my breathing techniques my therapist taught me. Close your eyes, take 3 deep breaths and exhale slowly. Open your eyes and say aloud 3 things you can see, 3 things you can taste, 3 things you can touch, and 3 things you can hear. This helps bring you back into the here and now and settle your mind

    • Green_Goblin

      744d

      Finding other hobbies, some of mine include photography, bird watching, reading, and coloring. They're all calming and help ground me for when my anxiety is really bad.

    • Illix

      744d

      Reading is my escape. It's a book every 2 days or so for the last 5 years. Any amount of free time, 10 seconds to hours past when I should have gone to sleep,all other time is spent as homemaker/wife/mom to a 4 year old boy and caregiver to our 2 year old family doggo. But I dont recommend it. The anxiety is better but it's like I'm addicted now so that my family won't go without their needs, but I put mine to the furtherst back burner. Im getting better at using some of my free time for self care rather than a book now but it's been oddly difficult for me

    • Peachez

      744d

      I find that listening to music helps. I put my head phones on and jam away.

    • Uniquely_Quirky

      744d

      I also do a lot of drawing to help with my anxiety exercising is a good way to help with anxiety and meditation 🙂

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