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Turtle.Lover

895d

Ho. I was wondering about some coping skills for anxiety. I've been having anxiety and panic attacks lately and it's not fun, and now the new thing is I either stutter or lose my voice when I have an anxiety attack, but those usually go away after a few minutes. How do you all manage your anxiety?

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    • deviousCthulhu

      885d

      For me it's just understanding and trying to repeat to myself (in my head) that what I'm feeling is uncomfortable, but it WILL stop, it always stops. And although it feels dire, I'm not going to die. Also reminding myself I'm in the present helps a lot. Interrupting the anxious tangent my brain is going on with mentally noting the temperature of the room, the color of the light, the texture of the surfaces around me, what sounds I can hear, how my clothes feel on my skin, etc.

    • deviousCthulhu

      885d

      For me it's just understanding and trying to repeat to myself (in my head) that what I'm feeling is uncomfortable, but it WILL stop, it always stops. And although it feels dire, I'm not going to die. Also reminding myself I'm in the present helps a lot. Interrupting the anxious tangent my brain is going on with mentally noting the temperature of the room, the color of the light, the texture of the surfaces around me, what sounds I can hear, how my clothes feel on my skin, etc.

    • Sillybillie

      886d

      Cheaper i mean than going to a doctor and spending like $60 or more every visit

    • Sillybillie

      886d

      Headspace and or calm app works wonders and is cheaper

    • Cindy33

      888d

      I try to find the cause of the anxiety in every panic attack. I'm working on understanding myself better with my therapist and alone. Try to pause and talk to yourself - what do you think, feel, do, etc. Writing helps me too but I know some people prefer to talk out loud instead.

    • Lora

      889d

      Medication, therapy and all kinds of mindful techniques - especially breathing excercises and mindful breathing.

    • lovingluna

      892d

      dbt has been a game changer for me. it works so much better in the moment than cbt for me. I also use a lot of grounding exercises with somatic stuff and mindfulness and breathing. I have a ton of varied skills so i’m prepared for all the different types of anxiety/ panic lol. the thing that always works for me is ice though

    • Ellen

      893d

      I take my medication regularly cause they helps me a lot. In addition I try to keep myslef busy and if I have a panic attack I try to change my environment by going for a walk or just going out to breath some fresh air.

    • Tamar

      895d

      Is there something specific that is causing your anxiety? Is it a mental stressor? Or is it physical? What is your body / mind telling you. Sometimes identifying the problem is huge. A stressful or life-changing event, a medication, something you are eating...try to focus on what happened or is happening when this happens. Once you can identify the issue then you can get control of the situation.

    • boolin

      895d

      Breathing exercises help a lot, I also have a build a bear with a has a heart beat button I can turn on if I hold that to my chest and close my eyes and focus on the head beat that helps greatly too, of course you have to get a build a bear but something that mimics a heartbeat

    • coco

      895d

      I feel like distracting myself works best, and having some hobbies or fun things to do to take my mind off of everything. Whenever my anxiety gets really bad i set aside some time to do something fun like video games or gardening or baking.

    • pumpkin7

      895d

      I do scream therapy it is when I'm able to release what's all built up. I scream on the top of my lungs and I might be home or in the car and I roll the windows down to feel the air in my face even have great music playing and I end up calm and giggling and smiling at myself when done. Scream therapy Is a relief for me or I would hold all that anxiousness in. Their have been studies on it. I learned it while in treatment for mental health and addiction. It helps me everyday.

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