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This week, I focused on giving you some therapeutic mental health tools that can help with anxiety and stress relief.
When it comes to Eating Disorders, anxiety typically comes with it. There’s anxiety with food choices, anxiety with social situations, anxiety with your body. Basically, many parts of your life can be filled with anxiety.
These therapeutic tools can be super helpful in dealing with this anxiety! When we are in Eating Disorder recovery, we need to learn and practice tools that help us, this includes finding tools that work for you for anxiety relief.
Anxiety relief in Eating Disorder recovery can help you overcome the anxiety that comes with doing the things that you need to do in your recovery to move forward in recovery. Recovery is messy and sometimes you may even feel worse in recovery, and anxiety typically plays a role in this.
Here are some tools that I hope you explore! If you do, let me know which works for you!
-Calming Jars: You can see how to make calming jars here, but these are great for kids, adults and everyone in between. When you are having a hard time calming yourself down or are feeling super anxious, you can use this jar. Shake it up and breathe while you focus on the glitter, sequins and gems in the jar swarming around. Keep breathing and focusing until every bit is settled to the bottom. Still feel some anxiety, shake it up again! Keep doing it until you feel some relief.
-Breathing Techniques: Ever been told to calm down by “just breathing?” Sounds easier said than done, right? Different breathing techniques work for different people. Here are 5 of my favorite ones, (I saved my ultimate favorite for last in this video)! Let me know which you choose to you!
-Compartmentalizing your thoughts: How often do you find yourself super overwhelmed by all the thoughts in your head? Perhaps it’s your seemingly never-ending to-do list or overwhelming battles between your Eating Disorder and healthy self . Whatever it is, put those thoughts into the “Thoughts to be thunk later folder.” This video explains it all and how it can be incredibly helpful!
Are you interested in learning more tools? If so, let me know! Please share this post with anyone who you think may find it helpful. If you have any questions, comments or requests, leave a comment or message me!
I wish you wellness on your journey to finding your State of Balance!
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