Quick Panic Fix
Keep reading the news, and it’s going to happen: a piece of information about the Covid-19 Pandemic will make you anxious or panicky. Maybe it is time to stop reading for today, and go connect with a loved one or pet a cat. Or –try this quick little exercise; it is called the 5-4-3-2-1 Technique:
There are five easy steps:
- TAKE A LOOK FOR 5 THINGS YOU CAN SEE AROUND YOU
- IDENTIFY 4 THINGS YOU CAN FEEL
- LISTEN FOR 3 THINGS YOU CAN HEAR
- NOTICE 2 THINGS YOU SMELL
- ACKNOWLEDGE 1 THING YOU CAN TASTE
This easy strategy can calm you and center you when a scary feeling hits. Click this link to read more!
Beth Mix lives in Manchester and has worked at the Manchester Youth Service Bureau for over 20 years. She loves Scrabble and poker and movies and her cats. Her youngest son is about to graduate from Cheney Tech.
Fun Fact #1 Her last name is a noun, a verb and a Roman numeral.
Fun Fact #2 She can ride a unicycle