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What is something you try to do to keep you occupied when you’re going through a rough time with racing thoughts and high anxiety.

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    • bretange

      807d

      I love the 5 rule. Sometimes I have to switch it up but it's a great distraction. Basically, you use your senses to distract you. For example, name 5 things you see. 4 things you could touch. 3 things you hear. 2 things you smell. And 1 thing you taste. You can switch up the numbers and senses depending on what's available. When I really need a distraction, I'll add to it. Like 5 things I see that are green. 4 things I could though that are alive. 3 things I hear that aren't from humans. Etc.

    • bretange

      807d

      I love the 5 rule. Sometimes I have to switch it up but it's a great distraction. Basically, you use your senses to distract you. For example, name 5 things you see. 4 things you could touch. 3 things you hear. 2 things you smell. And 1 thing you taste. You can switch up the numbers and senses depending on what's available. When I really need a distraction, I'll add to it. Like 5 things I see that are green. 4 things I could though that are alive. 3 things I hear that aren't from humans. Etc.

    • leggy

      807d

      This might not be the best way but I write down everything that crosses my mind and then take a fat nap lol

    • kamryn

      808d

      Omg that didn't feel that long sorry😭

    • kamryn

      808d

      I don't know what your going through but for me something I've found to be really therapeutic is journaling. A lot of my anxiety comes from overthinking or feeling overwhelmed by things I need to get done. Seeing everything on paper and planning things out helps me feel more relaxed and structured. Also its just nice to just kind of mind dump on paper, like the act of writing itself is sooo relaxing omg. It's also a great distraction, if you were overthinking abt something for example, like sum you can't really control at the moment but its still bothering you, writing abt your day or a memorable part of it can be a rlly positive distraction :)

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