As someone who suffers with anxiety, I feel for everyone dealing with it on their own. During COVID-19. During racial injustice. During political blame games. Watching the people who are supposed to protect and serve us are murdering our brothers and sisters and not being held accountable. How do you cope?
Here are some tips I’ve found, and some I use for myself to help manage my emotions. Hope this helps someone.
Breathe in slowly. Hold for a few seconds. Exhale slowly. Repeat.
Drink some water.
Eat if you’re able.
Release your shoulders down from your ears.
Cry if the tears are welling up.
Reach out to a friend.
Watch something funny.
Take care. Know you are loved.