If you’re feeling overwhelmed:
Remind yourself of what you are fighting for.
Have a list of people in your phone that you can contact immediately.
Write a letter to your future FREE self.
Have a list of distractions. Use this list when things seem too much.
Go outside and get some fresh air.
Plant your feet on the ground and imagine that roots are holding you down. Focus on that feeling.
Cold Flannel on your forehead.
Stress ball or fidget spinner. (Something to keep your self busy)
Imagine you’re on the beach or in a peaceful place. Talk yourself through that scenario.
Remind yourself that anxiety passes. Sitting with it and not giving in to the anxiety will mean that you start to take control.
5 things task… say out loud 5 things you see, hear, and feel.
Have a shower or bath.
Something positive to focus on. A vision board, scrapbooking etc.
Routine gives security.
In an emergency or if you feel you or someone you know is at risk,
PLEASE CALL YOUR NATIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICE.