Sometimes talking to my mom and dad helps a lot.
Going for a walk with friends.
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.
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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