Doing something positive with your hands can help! Draw, cook, knit, fold some laundry, paint, do a puzzle, fix something.
Practice deep breathing, taking 10 breaths, counting up from 1 to 10 in your mind as you slowly take each breath, and exhale. Focus on the breaths and just counting. See how you feel after 10 breaths, it can also help lower your anxiety and heart rate
One day at a time!
Be kind to yourself. Extend yourself the same kindness that you would give a friend who is coping with what you are coping with. It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to need to take time for yourself to practice self-care. It’s okay to get help. You are not a weak person, you are so strong. It takes so much strength to to feel the way that you do and to keep going.
I like to go for walks, taking in some fresh air and enjoying the beauty of nature.
This too shall pass.
Hi im only a kid but I am here to help. I am happy to share. Try watching a favorite show or reading. It might give you a distraction from the real world.
Have a sleep schedule.
Listen to music.
“From down this low, it’s only up we go!”
Whenever I’m feeling stressed, I find that listening to music really helps. No matter what kind of music it is, it melts my anxiety away. 🙂
Write down positive affirmations and put them in places where you can often see them. They act as great reminders, especially during difficult moments.
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Eat a snack!
You are not alone when you suffer from anxiety and depression. It affects everyone – and it affects everyone differently. Setting 2-3 small goals for the day is a good way to develop new ways of thinking/doing and establishing long-term plans for well-being.
We are all human beings who go through difficult times. We can all survive our trials and be happy again.
Things really can get better just don’t give up!