Having anxiety isn’t just feeling anxious, it’s caring so much of what others think that you live in constant fear. It keeps your mind racing on small things that aren’t even a big deal. It is a battle against you and your caring mind.
• wash your hands
• take a few deep breaths
• say the alphabet backwards
• smile to yourself
• make anagrams (easy & good for distracting yourself!)
• play a game on your phone
• take a shower
• go outside for a little bit
• listen to a few of your favorite songs
• excuse yourself to a room with a cooler temperature
• count the people in the room
• solve math problems
• hug a pet (or stuffed animal!)
• sing a little something
• eat a fruit or veggie
• drink a bottle of water
• take a few minutes to yourself in a quiet place
• text your mom or dad
• turn on a fan
• shout into a pillow
You are so awesome, girl/boy. Panic attacks are scary, but once you feel them coming on there are ways to distract yourself.
A meltdown explained from the inside.
Store, loud, crowded. People, clients, talking loud, don’t understand. Can’t make out words. Doesn’t make any sense. I’m talking but I don’t know what I’m saying. I’m pacing. I forget what I’m supposed to do. He’s yelling at me. He looks angry. I give up. Ask for help. I escape before it’s too late to keep the stimms in. I’m rushing to the staff’s restroom. As soon as I lock the door I cry, I tap my head with my right fist. I’m rocking and balancing. I’m out.
When I finally get out 20 min have passed. I need to leave. I can’t hold it in. It’s Sunday. Can I find a doctor ? It says only emergency on Sunday. Is it a emergency. I’m rocking, Hyperventilating and crying. Is it an emergency ? I call. I say I’m having a melt down but I don’t know if it’s an emergency. She says it is. Come at 2:30. Building’s code is 5983
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I sexually Identify as a Level 3 Sentry . Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of defending the intelligence by spraying hot death at filthy enemy mercenaries. People say to me that a person being a sentry gun is Impossible and I’m downright retarded but I don’t care, I’m beautiful. I’m gonna install a targeting computer, heavy caliber machine guns, and rocket launchers on my body. From now on I want you guys to call me “Sentry” and respect my right to camp spawn and kill needlessly. If you can’t accept me you’re a sentryphobe and need to check your automated weaponry privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.
@jaredleto: Climbing ‘Spectrum’ (5.11+?) in Red Rock with @alexhonnold turned out to be quite the adventure, as usual 😸. Took an exposed fall on the roof and as I was swinging in space a few hundred feet off the ground I looked up and noticed the rope was very quickly being cut through by the rock. Intense few moments. #climbsafe - video on Snapchat 🐒