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Feliz_

826d

What are some ways you avoid having anxiety attacks?

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    • kitkat2

      825d

      I usually try to distract myself by writing or draw something or talk to someone I feel okay with.

    • benjamin0000

      825d

      i like to distract myself with things that are good at distracting me! i find it calms things down well

    • Misiolover34

      825d

      Well sometimes there isn’t always a reason for anxiety attacks. Cold things like ice cream and or hot things like a heating pad have helped me

    • darkdoula1972

      825d

      Look up tapping on YouTube

    • AudaCity

      825d

      Some things that I have found to be regular triggers I cut out of my life; I would lose it every time I went in a Walmart fsr so I cut out going to large stores like that. Otherwise I'm a medical marijuana user so I rely on that to be able to wind down if something gets me too stressed.

    • Wompus

      825d

      I bring plushies with me everywhere! I live in a rather small town so I have calm areas to self-soothe.

    • kitkat2

      825d

      I usually try to distract myself by writing or draw something or talk to someone I feel okay with.

    • tigerlily2002

      826d

      I have found that putting a cold washcloth or even an cup of ice water against my forehead helps to center me sometimes. It works pretty well depending on the severity of the attack.

    • Masscrystal

      826d

      Tbh some are controllable and some u have to cope thru I found that keeping u healthy mentally by coping with what works for u will reduce them and will keep them more easy to deal with and when they do come just do calming techniques I’ve found weighted blankets really help and lying in ur safe spot too

    • zebra2022

      826d

      watching a comfort show/movie, distracting myself by doing my hair/makeup, plan a trip for the future

    • kayleexoxo

      826d

      I dont know as I've only had one once

    • Kumi

      826d

      Distance myself from the problem and distract myself with things that make me happy.

    • Wimdy

      826d

      Generally I find that a repetitive motion can help me. I normally run my hands across my legs and it seems to help me steady myself not that it's a 100% thing but it can help

      • Feliz_

        826d

        @Wimdy i actually rub the tops of the thighs up and down when I’m sitting to help stim! It is a pretty good coping mechanism for sure :)

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