Today I wanted to share 6 coping tips to try the next time we feel anxious or uneasy.
Sit up straight, put your feet on the floor, focus on your breathing.
Describe in detail 5 things you see around you.
Go into as much or as little details as you desire.
Get into a comfortable position and close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose and imagine breathing in a calming color. Exhale through your mouth, imagine your anxiety exiting your body through a different color then the one you choose as your calm color. Repeat.
Say the following things to yourself out loud, and repeat.
I am safe. I am not in danger.
A panic attack cannot hurt me.
I am breathing in enough air.
I am beginning to calm down.
I am going to be okay.
As much as you don’t want to, just go.
Sit or stand and breathe in the fresh air.
Look at the stars or the clouds and focus on them. Feel the warmth or coolness.
If you’re able, take a shower.
This sounds trivial, but it’s one of the most common ways most people use to come down from anxiety.
Essential oils are another popular coping methods used to reduces anxiety and stress. Most recommended are: lavender, copaiba, cedarwood, frankincense, peace and calming.
I hope you enjoy the day today with peace of mind.