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Jojo123

810d

I want to find coping skills that will help me. I’ve tried journaling, and breathing techniques. They just aren’t for me. Can anyone give me some coping skill please?

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    • Collagent

      805d

      If you're able and interested, I've found that martial arts help me a lot. Using my body in an intentional and calculated way is great as a distraction and exercise is always good!

    • Collagent

      805d

      If you're able and interested, I've found that martial arts help me a lot. Using my body in an intentional and calculated way is great as a distraction and exercise is always good!

    • Jaspernoooo

      809d

      Art, music, outdoors, movies, etc are all great outlets :)

    • Miaa

      809d

      I got a dog. He’s is my ESA and my service dog in training. Keeping busy with him and going for walks every morning and throughout the day has been great in making me feel better in the moment. I always suggest going outside. Maybe planting a plant or just going for a walk. Having something to do physically takes your mind off of the bad things most of the time. Being outside is also great for those who struggle with mental health!

    • theonewomen

      809d

      I'm a huge nerd, and I've found that learning really calms me down. Studying requires my attention and thoughts, so then I give my mind and body a break and chance to relax 💜

    • Coldbrew

      809d

      I REALLY like calm strips. They’re very helpful sensory wise and can be easily removed and placed on different surfaces hundreds of times (so long as the back stays clean). Weighted blankets when I happen to be home are also incredibly helpful.

    • Samael

      809d

      I crochet and garden. I also have an emotional support snake. Studying botany calms me down alot, but I'm super into plants. If you can find something like that for you, maybe you can turn part of it into a coping mechanism!

    • unicorn

      809d

      I also crochet. I got an emotional support dog a while ago, and sometimes caring for her can help. It can also be helpful for me to talk to people. If you're really struggling, there are support lines you can call/text. That is a resource I've accessed when I'm really not doing well.

    • Drey

      809d

      Meditations have helped me so much. Sensory videos, kinetic sand, art, puzzles, fidgets like a small metal slinky, or textures to touch. Also grounding activity’s aka: 5 things you can see around you, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can feel, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste 🤗

    • Chandel

      809d

      I do yoga and draw on procreate. Journaling with other people helped me too.

    • UnicornGranny

      810d

      I found a hobby to do . I crochet or go walk on treadmill when I’m anxious.

    • 89ji

      810d

      I also find that journaling and breathing exercises don't do much for me since my anxiety has such an intense energy to it. So I've found that things that require me to focus not only my mind but my hands/body are very helpful. Stuff like building Lego sets, complex dot to dot puzzles (they sell huge books of them on Amazon with like 1,000+ dots per page!), coloring, making Spirograph art, or making stuff with clay. Anything that really demands more than just passive attention to perform seems to be more helpful. So far these are some of the only non-medication related ways I've been able to temporarily quiet the sort of intrusive, high energy anxiety I have.

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