Hello there, I hope all is well.
I have started this thread because I think it’s important that people who suffer or people who don’t even suffer from anxiety are aware of things or rituals that can help when having an anxiety attack. I don’t know for sure if this thread as been posted before but I’m wanting to do this because I know how hard it can be to when you are trying to be in the moment when having a panic attack
some of my favourite things to do when having an anxiety attack is :
laying down on my bed to try and help me live in the present moment. This helps if I am at home.
Sometimes going for a walk to gather my thoughts and get fresh air helps me.
Playing with a fidget spinner, stress ball or small toy helps, immensely.
Find something to draw, write about or finding something to read.
Focus on three things you can touch, two things you can taste and one thing that you can smell. It helps distract the mind from anxiety sometimes.
if you have any suggestions perhaps you could put some responses below.
all the best, lots of love