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Hi. What do you guys suggest when you feel sudden anxiety?

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    • pastelfreckle

      540d

      I have a finger technique where I touch my fingertips to my thumb, but each finger is assigned a number (except for the thumb) and try to keep track of which number (finger) I'm touching to my thumb so like, finger 1 finger 2 finger 3 finger 4 then ill do it really random so theres no pattern and I have to keep track of them like 3, 1, 3, 4, 2, 3, 2, 4, 4, 1, 2, 4, 1, 3 it's a bit weird but it's the only thing that works for me when I start panicking or feeling anxious. gives me something discreet to focus on.

    • pastelfreckle

      540d

      I have a finger technique where I touch my fingertips to my thumb, but each finger is assigned a number (except for the thumb) and try to keep track of which number (finger) I'm touching to my thumb so like, finger 1 finger 2 finger 3 finger 4 then ill do it really random so theres no pattern and I have to keep track of them like 3, 1, 3, 4, 2, 3, 2, 4, 4, 1, 2, 4, 1, 3 it's a bit weird but it's the only thing that works for me when I start panicking or feeling anxious. gives me something discreet to focus on.

      • Haccy

        537d

        @pastelfreckle I use this EXACT method and I've never known anyone else who did or understood this. Reading this made me feel suddenly emotional because of it. 😫

    • MamaShelby

      540d

      For me what helps is I play with a fidget toy. I also have meds to help sudden attacks. Talking to myself in the bathroom to calm myself down. I call someone like my boyfriend . I color. Play a game to distract myself . Go for a run

      • pvnkg1rl75

        537d

        @MamaShelby I have a fidget ring that I wear all the time that spins.

    • xpixelbee

      540d

      May not be the best option, but I found dissociation helps me. But in a healthy way. It's like turning your attention to something else or keeping occupied, but make sure you have headphones on or try watching a movie. Something that will really grab your attention. If the patience isn't there, more music and a walk might help. There's plenty of lofi lives on YouTube. Also research and videos about history or odd facts sometimes help. Good channel is "weird history"

    • Nesta

      540d

      It depends on the situation I’m in. S.T.O.P.P helps me a lot, aroma therapy, cold ice cub on hand or ice pack over eyes, talking to someone I trust, yoga, going for a walk, putting on calming music are some of my go to things

      • Debbie3

        538d

        @Nesta what is STOPP

        • Nesta

          538d

          @Debbie3 S - stop, freeze and just stop what you’re doing T-take a break/step back, take some deep breaths and focus inwards O-observer, what are others doing? How are the reacting? What thoughts are you having? What are you feelings whether physical or mental? P-plan, what should you do to calm down or how to leave the situation P-proceed, put what you planned into action

    • Michelle.ddlc

      540d

      Wear some comfortable clothes and just be in a comfy place and I just go hug my dogs when that happenw

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