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734d

what do you do when your anxiety is high?

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    • IndigoBro

      733d

      Schedule a time to face what you’re anxious about later, then ideally I go make and drink a cup of tea. Or furiously write down my anxiety thoughts. Or pace around or sprint somewhere. Or go hide under the bed or in a closet. Honestly there’s so many different kinds of anxiety!

    • Zo.hernandez

      733d

      It's funny for me, I listen to Bo Burnham Inside! It calms me down! Also if you have any pets, play with them! And don't forget to breath! 4 seconds in, 6-8 seconds out! It helps me personally!

    • Daniel_Nguyen

      733d

      call and talk with my friends, breathe and meditate with music

    • Porcelain

      733d

      (Sometimes) exercise helps. And I'm not talking about like 15 crunches or whatever. If it's available to you that you have some walking path like a park or safe streets in your neighborhood to let that trapped energy out it's a good idea to walk or jog for 30 minutes. Or anything that makes you feel productive. When I didn't have a walking path to me, my anxiety and depression would build up so I would anxiety clean my house. It used up that energy into something productive and made me feel like I have more self worth. I'm not sure what activity that would be for you as an individual but keep it to something realistic. If you set high goals that you can't achieve in one day like finishing a novel then it may backfire on your mentality. Its always a mental battle to get better.

    • Lilmissshorty

      733d

      I listen to music, read, and clean when my anxiety gets high. Anything to distract me.

      • zoo

        732d

        @Lilmissshorty yes agree with you

    • CuriousSquirrel

      733d

      Sodoku, my brain can't do anything else

    • Darlington

      733d

      Cry, listen to music, and read to distract myself.

    • IndigoBro

      733d

      Schedule a time to face what you’re anxious about later, then ideally I go make and drink a cup of tea. Or furiously write down my anxiety thoughts. Or pace around or sprint somewhere. Or go hide under the bed or in a closet. Honestly there’s so many different kinds of anxiety!

    • NOLA_Musician

      733d

      Here’s another vote for taking a walk!

    • SMX

      734d

      Cry, be irritable, and avoid things by watching TV. It’s not the Healy response, but it’s what I do

      • zoo

        732d

        @SMX I cry that's when it comes on out of no where. I'm not sure why it happens.

    • Soskae

      734d

      Play an intense, immediately rewarding game and listen to songs that make my adhd vibe. I expend a lot of energy that way and I get my dopamine fix which usually helps the anxiety melt.

    • Qween_Storm

      734d

      I eat edibles and sometimes just sit and breathe.

    • Zebroid

      734d

      I like to take a walk or color

    • Ally95

      734d

      Whenever my nerves get too bad I smoke a cigarette. I'm not a smoker but it does help.

    • knightmare

      734d

      Breathe, grounding, and if it’s an 11 on a 1-10 scale then I go to my meds.

    • Happyfeet007

      734d

      Drinking ice cold water or holding an ice pack to my chest helps significantly. A lot of the typical self-care advice I see just doesn’t work on my severe anxiety. Are using tips from the poly vagal theory to restart my nervous system is definitely what I’d recommend

    • laceyandme

      734d

      I watch something funny or word searches.

    • Tomboy22

      734d

      I use to smoke thc cbd it helps alot

    • Makayla04

      734d

      I think of a memory that makes me happy 😁!

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