My Therapist Told Me to Journal: A Creative Mental Health Workbook
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From the Publisher
This journal will help you learn to better cope with depression, anxiety, grief, and more, and the ever-present Mental Health Fairy will remind you that you are not alone.
You’ll also find a series of emergency pages addressing some “worst day ever” scenarios for really, really bad days, as well as some creative mindfulness exercises!
If you are feeling anxious . . .
Deep breaths are the anxiety killer.
Panic attacks are caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, which releases a lot of adrenaline, overwhelming your system and causing a panic attack. Basically, your body thinks it is suffocating, so it freaks out. This can be solved by taking deep, calming breaths. Breathe in for 8 seconds, hold for 6, and breathe out for 8 again. Repeat for as long as you need to avoid a panic attack. You can also breathe into a pillow or paper bag to help slow down your breaths.
Go for a walk.
When you are feeling anxious, your body jumps to the “fight or flight” mode. Since it’s probably not worth it to suplex your coworker to release anxiety, try going for a brisk walk instead. Your brain just really wants to burn off some of that nervous energy, and you can do that with some light exercise. If you can’t leave the situation you are in, try doing calf raises or shaking your legs a bit.
Listen to calming music.
I always forget that music can completely change my mood. It’s good to have a playlist of songs ready for when you are feeling stressed. I personally have a calming playlist full of piano and video game music for such occasions.
Avoid caffeine and other stimulants.
Too much caffeine can make your anxiety waaay worse. This also goes for nicotine. Try to limit yourself to no more than two cups of joe a day, and consider quitting nicotine altogether if you have bad anxiety.
Publisher : Skyhorse; Skyhorse Stationary edition (October 27, 2020)
Language : English
Hardcover : 176 pages
ISBN-10 : 1510761128
ISBN-13 : 978-1510761124
Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 8 inches