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
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.
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.
Write down positive affirmations and put them in places where you can often see them. They act as great reminders, especially during difficult moments.
Looking for coping skills for my two teenage kids
Eat a snack!
The fall leaves, the snow falling, smell of spring and laughter of summer are so healing
Try a mindfulness walk
Going for a walk
Hi! I have anxiety caused from a brain injury I suffered 27 years ago. Normal for me is not normal, apparently. I live in constant circles because my memory abilities were damaged. I’m like someone with Alzheimers without the disease.
My tips that work are: Drink
Water (it improves energy); SUNLIGHT and FRESH AIR help relieve some panic attacks; leave BIG notes in BLATANT places for reminders; brush aside the insults of others because they don’t know what I am dealing with inside; put things in perspective – I could have died from my injuries – being poor and ostracized can be overcome; MUSIC/PHOTOS/SCENTS/FOOD aid in memory recall for brief moments.
If you have tips on memory issues, please share!
Practice mindfulness! Ex: Find 5 things you see, 4 things you can feel, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste.