It’s exhausting when you feel like you are doing all the right things for your mental health and you just are not feeling better.
I’m sure you’ve heard (and tried) the recommendations; meditate, get good sleep, go for a walk, take a bath, journal and the list goes on.
Treating emotions is not s one-size-fits-all. It might feel exhausting but you are doing all the right things to take control of your life. It takes some work to find what will work for you and you have the strength to find it.
Here are 3 new tools to try today:
Try coloring in a children’s coloring book. Adult coloring books are great, but for some people with anxiety it can be overwhelming to tackle something that detailed. An artistic outlet can be helpful though, give a children’s coloring book a try.
Plan a dinner with a friend. I know, I know, you’ve heard it before but this time try to be intentional about the dinner. Think about what you need from the dinner, chances are you spend a lot of time ensuring your friend’s needs are met, friendship is a 2-way street. You deserve to feel supported and heard as well.
Finger breathing. When you start to feel your heartbeat increase, sweaty palms, racing mind...you know the feeling... try this: starting with your thumb on your left hand, use the index finger on your right hand to trace each finger; inhale as you go up each finger and exhale as you move down.
Keep up the hard work, it’ll pay off.
Becka Ross, LCSW
Your TBG Co-Founder