5-4-3-2-1 Coping Strategy for Anxiety
When you are feeling anxious or panicky, try this simple activity which can refocus your mind. Before you begin, focus on your breathing; taking long, deep breaths will help give you a sense of calm.
5 - Find FIVE things that you see around you.
4 - Find FOUR things you can touch around you.
3 - Find THREE things you can hear.
2 - Find TWO things you can smell.
1 - Find ONE thing you can taste.