The following is a list of what I did to combat anxiety yesterday. Yesterday was not a typical day (I had a medical appointment) so my anti-anxiety measures went into overdrive. More about that later, if I remember.
- Wear superhero undies.
Notes: obviously you will inherit the powers of your chosen hero.
- Leave home several hours before appointment time.
Notes: walk as much of the journey as possible. Walking calms my anxiety somewhat. It’s very hot so it’s ok to get on a bus for most of it. Buses make me anxious but it’s not peak hour so I should get a seat at the very front of the bus which is a bit ok.
- Listen to the same song (through headphones) on repeat infinite times.
Notes: it’s alright to occasionally mouth words or accidentally sing a bit because YOLAMTARTON (You Only Live As Many Times As Required To Obtain Nirvana)
Notes on notes: maybe choose something not by Lil’ Kim next time, if you’re going to mouth words and sing bits, which you will because songs are awesome.
- Draw a bumble bee.
Notes: dot eyes inexpressive, add circles. Now bee looks surprised, give her a smiley mouth.
Notes on notes: now bee looks horny.
- Join the library.
Notes: it will be difficult to repeat this in the future as one may only join the library once and have one library card.
- Drink lots of water
Notes: doing this anyhow as I’m going to an ultrasound. Normally would not drink this much water for anxiety. Feel a bit full
- Always carry a dinosaur or dragon, especially a soft toy one.
Notes: none. This explains itself.
Notes on notes: RAWR! STOMP! *chews*
So this is what I did yesterday to combat my anxiety. It worked (also they have me on anti-anxiety pills now, which contributes) right up until I was reading the consent form for my ultrasound when I freaked out a little, but fortunately I had my dinosaur on hand.
I hope you can use or adapt some of these to help you.
Love and laughs,
The Pretty Kitty