jaynox

333d

does anyone have any positive coping techniques for anxiety?

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • Artsy64

    333d

    Deep breathing. 4-4-4, 4-7-8. Mostly if I need to calm myself down in the moment

  • cindylynn92

    333d

    Are you familiar with the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding?

    • jaynox

      333d

      I heard of it but not really.

      • cindylynn92

        329d

        when you feel your anxiety escalating, try picking out 5 things you can see. Then you keep going if needed. 4 things you can feel, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste!

  • LibbieLou

    333d

    Cold showers

    • jaynox

      333d

      ligit I feel like shower fix a lot. Public is my major issue lately.

  • Merpie

    333d

    Lavender essential oil, any "calming" essential oil honestly

    • jaynox

      333d

      is it weird that I find lavender and citrus scents calming?

      • Merpie

        333d

        not at all! Whatever helps you is what's best 👍🏻

    • queo

      333d

      that is what I use

  • Sapphic08

    333d

    I’ve started keeping headphones on me so if I get really anxious I can go to the bathroom and take a great for a minute with songs that I know confort me (or sometimes putting in headphones without leaving is appropriate and can help)

  • eturtle

    333d

    My therapist gave me a method called the STOPP method S is for Stop to just pause for a moment T is for Take a breath, and pay attention to how you are breathing O is for Observe, observe what's going on, what your thoughts are, where is your focus of attention, what are you reacting to, what sensations are you noticing in your body P is for Pull back and put in some perspective. What's the bigger picture, take a helicopter view, another way of looking at it, how would you advise a friend, is the fact or opinion, what is more reasonable explanation P is for Practice what works. What is the best thing to do and the most effective and appropriate to do that follows your values

  • swiftie12

    333d

    Having something to fidget with such as anxiety rings

  • chronicchemist

    333d

    I used to keep an orange in the freezer. It's great because when it's frozen you can squeeze it, I like ice because it is calming, and it smells great

  • MisakiKun

    329d

    Box breathing is my savior. Take 4 second breath, hold it for 4 second, exhale for 4 seconds, and hold that for 4 seconds. It helps calm your breathing

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