Check out these gift ideas for someone who experiences frequent or intense anxiety symptoms. The gifts included on this list were chosen because they support the use of adaptive coping strategies for managing anxiety, such as engaging in calming activities, using self-soothing and relaxation techniques, and practicing mindfulness.
When you notice early anxiety cues, using a relaxation technique can prevent anxiety symptoms from spiraling. Visual imagery can be an effective relaxation technique.
Have you ever had upsetting thoughts sitting at the forefront of your mind and become stuck going over and over these same upsetting thoughts? When we become preoccupied with distressing thoughts or images that keep repeating, it blocks us from enjoying our lives. In order to decrease our distress we must develop skills that enhance our ability to choose which of our thoughts we want to pay attention to and which of our thoughts we want to allow to float away.
Travel can be stressful, but there are things that you can do to decrease the amount of stress you experience when traveling.