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wolfboy

753d

does anyone have and advice on how to deal with high levels of anxiety ? like any tips on how to cope with it or something to calm yourself down from it? and advice will help

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    • alara

      745d

      @gayforlucifer thank you for reminding me of this!!!

    • Ky13

      745d

      Also, my sister eats sweets to distract her mind from anxiety too. Like chewing on soft mints.

      • Ky13

        745d

        @Ky13 Not really hard candy, but that might help too if you like sucking on candy more than chewing it.

    • Ky13

      745d

      If anything.. I heard that putting a whole small packet of salt (like the ones in plastic silverware packages) on your tongue. It sorta helps.. "reset" the mind. I haven't had high anxiety in while so I could never try it for myself.. but yeah. It's supposed to like cause the mind to focus on, "holy moly.. sAlt!!! Why???" and then forget about/drop the panic.

    • BarefootBirdie

      752d

      I get an ice cube and put it on my wrist and suck on a lemon when I’m having a panic attack!

      • Thatgirl

        752d

        @BarefootBirdie I’ve never tried sucking on a lemon during one, but now I’m almost excited to have one to try this.

    • Myobliss

      752d

      Anxiety doesn’t always have a trigger, but when you find it, can you fix it? No, then don’t worry about it, nothing can be done, it will end. Can you fix it? Yes, then don’t worry, you can do it. Oddly enough, watching something that makes me scared/upset helps too, it blends in with my regular fits and helps to get rid of them when I calm down from that

    • bomb

      752d

      cold water on my face helps, a cold shower or washcloth. art, running, laying on the floor, making weird sounds, crying, distracting

    • kikki

      752d

      I just find a few things I like to do like color or paint that helps me also Mt cats he

    • vanning

      752d

      Cannabis for me, CBD is just a placebo, but that placebo does help some

    • gayforlucifer

      752d

      most helpful for me has been grounding with the 5 senses technique (the whole 5 things you can see, etc). I realize i’m usually too caught up in the future or my own head and need to take a second to bring myself back to the present. Sometimes I have to do it multiple times in a minute too haha because I start to drift again. But taking it a minute at a time and reminding myself all of my power is in the moment I’m in now can help me.

      • alara

        745d

        @gayforlucifer thank you for reminding me of this!!!

      • kikki

        752d

        @gayforlucifer I learned that

    • RattleBalls

      752d

      What i do is walk away and get myself alone, take deep breaths with my eyes closed and think only about how the air feels from my nose to my lungs. Look up grounding tecniques and try them out in your room and see which one you like.

      • RattleBalls

        752d

        @RattleBalls I also frequently pretend i am DOOMGUY and i think about the song rip and tear, it gives me a sense of security as funny as it is. I kinda equate my anxiety as a demon and i have the ability to overcome it. Idk though

    • Suze

      752d

      When I used to have bad panic attacks I would lie down on a cold floor. That worked well

    • Knightstarr

      753d

      I have a CBD vape. It calms me right down although sometimes I need to also be alone for a few minutes. I sit in the bathroom with the door shut and vape and watch TV on my laptop

    • Laurajane71160

      753d

      I am struggling with shortness of breath, went to the hospital but all was fine, still struggling, any advice out there or is anyone feelin me?

      • gayforlucifer

        752d

        @Laurajane71160 you could be having panic attacks, since that’s a symptom for sure. might be worth looking into a diagnosis on that or watching some videos on YouTube to get a sense for if that might fit your situation or not. lmk what you find and i’d be open to talking more if panic attacks are it

    • rhiannon_black

      753d

      i draw. if ur into that i highly suggest it. no prompt just let ur hand do what it wants to. it really feels good. it helps in depressive episodes too. i'm also big on cracking my knuckles and stretching when i'm anxious. not like organized stretches lol kinda like a big morning stretch

    • MysticMisty

      753d

      Two things help with mine: always doing something and poppers. I tricked my brain to be productive in order to combat my anxiety. Anxious? Go do something. Play a game. Write a book. Color. Something that takes your full attention away in the moment.

    • Thatgirl

      753d

      Ripping up paper, saying out loud listening every movie I can think, or every Disney character. I’ll will also grab an ice pack and put put it on the souls of my feet. On Netflix they have a series call Headspace. (it’s by the people who made the app) They teach you different aspects of meditation, and ways to calm your mind. It sounds kind of odd it very interesting and helpful.

    • alannaelwyn

      753d

      if you’re alone, singing/playing music works wonders. similarly, reading a poem/piece of writing out loud. also focused breathing, like the type you do in yoga often times works for me. one time i prevented an anxiety attack by dancing lol but im a dancer so that’s probably why it worked for me. something to focus on that distracts you and exerts physical energy would probably have a similar effect

    • arete

      753d

      mindfulness meditation is good even though i make myself anxious about doing it it always makes me feel better when im freaking out.

    • tallwhitemocha9

      753d

      scribbling with bright colors helps me!

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