19 Mental Health Self-Care Tips You Swear By (Instead Of At)

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The holidays are pretty much here, and to help us cope with the stress, we asked readers to tell us their personal tips for staving off the inevitable panic attacks.

They told us ...

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Entry by JarOCats

When E can't stop my mind from racing, I watch Spanish- language TV, with Spanish captions turned on. AL E TREMO iGRACIAS POR VER A AL EXTREMO! SIGUIE

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

During days when I lack self-confidence, I try out new clothes at the nearest boutique and stare at myself in the mirror. Looking at my fresh new look

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Entry by Hestutomo

When feeling overwhelmed, I often find cleaning to have a calming effect. It works in two ways: the actual act of cleaning distracts my mind and the r

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Entry by PookieJones

HOLIDAYS ARE ALL ABOUT ANXIETY AND FOOD. I USE COOKING TO STOP MYSELF FROM PANICKING. I can't worry about a recipe and, at the same time, worry about

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Entry by weoirb

CRACKEDCONT I always keep a tennis ball with me in my room When I'm in deep concentration, I bounce it against the wall. It helps me think for some re

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Entry by JarOCats

WHEN I'M TOO WORRIED TO THINK MY WAY THROUGH A PROBLEM, I'LL PLAY A VIDEO GAME WITH ONLY ONE GOAL, LIKE TETRIS OR BREAKOUT. LEVEL 1 LIVES 3 SCORE 900

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Entry by JarOCats

WHEN CAN'T SLEEP, I GO OUTSIDE AND SPOT THE PLEIADES A.K.A. THE SEVEN SISTERS THE CONSTELLATION IS NOT ALWAYS VISIBLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BUT I KNOW T

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Entry by Busteq

If I want to calm down, use method acting. I pretend I'm a character in a movie who wouldn't be stressed by the situation I'm in, and I act as he woul

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When I'm in an angry mood, I'll watch a video of an evil person being angry. Those videos are a scary reminder of what I don't want to become and my a

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Entry by Guidodo

19 Mental Health Self-Care Tips You Swear By (Instead Of At)

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

It's you I like. Whenever I have social anxiety, I will sometimes take the time to sing along to Mr Rogers' It's You I Like song to remind myself th

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Whenever I get work that requires a lot of thinking, I'll often eat light or skip a meal entirely before I do it. Working with a full stomach hampers

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Entry by denzity007

Whenever I feel anxious because I'm CRACKED.COM already late for an appointment, I imagine that time has slowed down and that everything around me is

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

You Tube is my shield against stress hunger. Whenever 0 feel hungry at the wrong time, 0 watch videos for 30 minutes and the feeling just goes away CR

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Entry by PollyDarton

CRACKEDcO When can t sleep (or can't turn off my mind) I mentally pack a suitcase C3 HISKEY RYE S3CD NEYUt 40 MILE TOLA NANA Saideside bibid with of a

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CRACKEDCON 0 always set my alarm 20 minutes earlier SO I'll have time the next morning to think about the things 0 want to think about. This eases my

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Entry by BRWombat

Whenever my brain is stressed or overloaded, I use this simple trick to settle it: I try to remember something I forgot. It really doesn't matter what

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Entry by AmyB8484

When my emotions get out of control, I take notice of my physical surroundings and name: 5 Things I Can See 4 Things I Can Touch 3 Things I Can Hear 2