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CloudySkys

684d

What are some coping mechanisms you use in public that are discreet? I feel like my coping mechanisms that I use to get confidence in taking to someone in public draw attention to me, then it just makes me more anxious.

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    • Agoraphoby3

      681d

      @Kimmiepooh that's a good coping skill! Whatever works!

    • Kimmiepooh

      681d

      My anxiety gets so bad in public that I twirl my ring around my finger constantly until the conversation is over. It's a bad habit but I can't help it.

      • Agoraphoby3

        681d

        @Kimmiepooh that's a good coping skill! Whatever works!

    • CloverCorgi

      684d

      Any grounding excerise can be discreet, I personally like rainbow grounding. Find an item for each color of the rainbow! It feels like a little scavenger hunt, and I feel accomplished when I finish it.

    • GreyCat32

      684d

      I don't know if this will work for you, but if something is getting to be too much, I'll say I need to go to the bathroom and just take a break in there. It also feels safer to use coping mechanisms.

      • CloverCorgi

        684d

        @GreyCat32 the change of scenery also helps!

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