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jaynox

606d

does anyone have any positive coping techniques for anxiety?

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    • MisakiKun

      603d

      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

    • MisakiKun

      603d

      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

    • chronicchemist

      606d

      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

    • swiftie12

      606d

      Having something to fidget with such as anxiety rings

    • eturtle

      606d

      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

    • Sapphic08

      606d

      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)

    • Merpie

      606d

      Lavender essential oil, any "calming" essential oil honestly

      • queo

        606d

        @Merpie that is what I use

      • jaynox

        606d

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

        • Merpie

          606d

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

    • LibbieLou

      606d

      Cold showers

      • jaynox

        606d

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

    • cindylynn92

      606d

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

      • jaynox

        606d

        @cindylynn92 I heard of it but not really.

        • cindylynn92

          603d

          @jaynox 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!

    • Artsy64

      606d

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

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