depressedunicorn

331d

I was just chilling listening to imagine dragons and the songs just hit me in the feels and I went to being super anxious and I can't get rid of it! any suggestions? I already tried guided breathing, listening to upbeat music, and getting some exercise!

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    • bugaboo_

      21d

      If possible, you could try identifying what triggered you, it can be difficult sometimes but I find it real helpful. Understanding triggers can help not only avoiding those triggers but also learning how to react to each trigger. Sometimes the triggers are real stupid so it could also help ground you and relax knowing that you're safe and don't need to panic. In the moment tho this isn't really helpful casue you're kinda busy, you know... panicking. So I suggest any that brings you comfort like blankets teddy's or whatever. Sometimes you just gotta tell your body that you're safe bc fight or flight bullpoop. If all else fails give your fight-or-flight what it wants, you could punch a pillow or run to use up the adrenaline. If even that doesn't work maybe you just need time to accept the feeling, cry it out if needed. Stay safe💕

    • Annie24

      331d

      Maybe try poetry, reading, talking, lyric heavy music (or chanting, like The Trigger Protection Mantra. Sing with it.)

      • depressedunicorn

        331d

        @Annie24 thank you I love the poetry idea especially

    • grace.annika

      331d

      i get this 100%, when i randomly panic one of the only things that helps are to fill a bowl with ice and cold water and soak my feet in it for as long as i can, it could be only like 15 seconds but it distracts your mind and also refuels your body and scientifically helps too. good luck!!

      • depressedunicorn

        330d

        @grace.annika thank you!

    • kinaa

      331d

      chamomile tea helps me a lot when I can’t shake things mentally. helps me calm down enough to sleep and wake up feeling level again! hope you feel better soon

      • depressedunicorn

        330d

        @kinaa thank you I am🙂 I appreciate the suggestion!

    • bugaboo_

      21d

      If possible, you could try identifying what triggered you, it can be difficult sometimes but I find it real helpful. Understanding triggers can help not only avoiding those triggers but also learning how to react to each trigger. Sometimes the triggers are real stupid so it could also help ground you and relax knowing that you're safe and don't need to panic. In the moment tho this isn't really helpful casue you're kinda busy, you know... panicking. So I suggest any that brings you comfort like blankets teddy's or whatever. Sometimes you just gotta tell your body that you're safe bc fight or flight bullpoop. If all else fails give your fight-or-flight what it wants, you could punch a pillow or run to use up the adrenaline. If even that doesn't work maybe you just need time to accept the feeling, cry it out if needed. Stay safe💕

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