More Tips for mental health and wellbeing
Dealling with stress
Dealing with stress can be difficult but there are lots of resources to help. Some top tips for dealing with stress include:
KEEPING ACTIVE: going out for a short walk, run or cycle
LEARNING: learning new things and skills can be a great way to try something new and de-stress
GIVING: spending time volunteering, doing something for someone else or taking the time to say something nice can change your focus and help relieve stress
PAYING ATTENTION: Being aware of things that are causing stress or even just the fact that you feel stressed is a good step towards making the situation better
TALKING: Find someone to talk to about how you are feeling, it can help you make sense of and it always helps to have someone listen
This website RelaxOnline might also be helpful in removing stressful feelings. Take a look here.
Have you heard of mindfulness before?
This GIF is said to help reduce anxiety by watching it for just 10 seconds. Watching the GIF in combination with slow breathing has been reported by many people suffering from anxiety to help. What do you think?
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Panic attacks can be scary and often you might not know how to deal with one that you or someone else is having. Panic attacks are a fight or flight reaction that your brain has- often in a situation where you are relying on your brain to be doing other things. Some things to remember that can help include:
Managing your breathing- Breath in for four seconds...hold your breath for seven seconds...breath out for 8 seconds.
Grounding yourself- look around you and try to find five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell and one thing you can taste. This will help take your mind off the feelings of panic.