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ThatChillGuy

692d

What are some good ways to keep calm when having an anxiety attack.

    • klazikel

      688d

      Maybe try running cool water over your wrists and splashing some on your face to help get you out of your head.😁

      • ThatChillGuy

        687d

        @klazikel thats interesting but why the wrists

        • klazikel

          687d

          @ThatChillGuy it's just a pulse point that can help cool you down fast, also good if you feel overheated.

    • Tylerd522

      688d

      Don't focus on what you can't do, focus on what you can do. And understand that adrenaline can numb your senses. Strong emotions can make you skip drinking water or eating enough. So grab a snack, go for a walk, get some water, listen to your favorite music

      • ThatChillGuy

        687d

        @Tylerd522 ive definitely noticed ive dropped in weight due to not eating or not eating enough

    • Tiamoxoxo

      692d

      I love my mindful techniques I’ve learned. One of my favorites is to just notice what’s around and say it in your head. Like “2 brown doors 2 white windows 1 brown mirror”

      • ThatChillGuy

        692d

        @Tiamoxoxo ive tried that technique and sadly its doesn't work for me. I usually call someone and talk it out but i always cant rely on doing that.

        • Tiamoxoxo

          692d

          @ThatChillGuy I totally get that! Meditation was so not for me. I got more anxious. I love numbers and found when i count things it helps calm me. Hopefully you find something helpful to you!

    • beetusbby

      692d

      Do you happen to live in a state where it is legal recreationally or even medicinally? I also have a Xanax prescription but it makes me very tired so not exactly ideal if you're operating heavy machinery.

      • ThatChillGuy

        692d

        @beetusbby Yes its legal here but we have to treat it like alcohol. Not in public and not while driving. Even vape shops here carry thc pens and edibles now.

        • beetusbby

          692d

          @ThatChillGuy so because it's legal, they don't have recourse. They can't prove that you were smoking on the job as THC stays in the body for up to 30 days. So you could've smoked a week ago and still test positive and there's no way to test to see if you are "high" now. So do treat it almost like alcohol, and use it safely.

    • beetusbby

      692d

      I personally smoke weed and meditate or put on a meditation podcast that will walk me through calming down. Hope this is helpful

      • ThatChillGuy

        692d

        @beetusbby Ive been thinking about the weed route but i work at the shipyard and if i get sent to the clinic for any type of injury then its an automatic drug test. To be honest though I'd risk it because having no way to calm sucks.

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