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BeccaLee

790d

what's the best way to handle anxiety and panic

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    • Witchygirl

      765d

      I hold my cat if I’m at home. She’s my mental Illness pet

    • Witchygirl

      765d

      I hold my cat if I’m at home. She’s my mental Illness pet

    • Suze

      786d

      A blast of fresh air. I've gone for walks at 3 in the morning.

    • strawberrycream56

      786d

      Biting into a lemon helps

    • BHC

      789d

      Get aware of your surroundings. I use the 54321 method. It goes through all of your senses. 5 things you can see (wall, dot on the floor, clock, etc), four things you can touch (shirt sleeve, necklace, wall, ring. PS for the ring get the anxiety ring I found it on tiktok and got it for Christmas and wear it everyday bc you can fidget with it), three things you can smell (perfume/ cologne, minty gum which helps with taste too, etc.) Two things you can hear (music, clock ticking, ppl talking, etc.) And one things you can taste (gum or mints). I also put a dot sticker on my phone and on my headphones case so if I get overwhelmed I just focus on that and the whole world disappears. And sometimes it's good to find a friend and vent to them. I've been in the middle of a panic attack and have cried and my friend caught my arm and helped me get through it

    • dannyimprego

      790d

      if you are talking about immediate, i find that (as basic as it sounds) counting really helps. it sort of grounds you when you can’t seem to focus. i count out loud to keep my brain focused on counting and counting only. the other thing i do is drive. unless you get anxiety while driving, then i feel this is a great option. i blast music and roll the windows down. it’s a really great distraction.

    • Pickleperson

      790d

      Dipping your face in ice water, chilling or napping with a weighted blanket, getting someone to give you a nice tight hug, making close friends aware of what you’re going through so you can have support and doing what your heart really wants to do sometimes

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