What do you do to relax when your anxious?

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I thought it would be good for everyone to say what they do to relax when they feel anxious or depressed etc to help others. So what do you guys do?

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    I make a cup of camomile tea and watch some TV or listen to music. If during day I go out walk
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    What really helps is having a massage. I usually ask for a relaxing massage and guys it does help. I had visited a psychiatrist who did psychotherapy and he advised me to do massages, exercise and take valeriane. Lets all begin with some natural remedies. Also talking with friends always helps. Great topic!
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    I take a walk in the morning , then during the day time I listen to calming meditation music or gospel on my phone ,they have calming music on Pandora for anxiety to relax you , or I play games on my phone and just sot in the quite sometimes !!!
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    I go for a walk
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    I watch my faviourate TV series or a film, talk to a positive person (friend or family member) go on YouTube and look at things that inspire me
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    If I haven't yet crossed the line between anxiety and panic, I watch ASMR videos. They often keep me from getting to that panic threshold.
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    I try to use my iCBT app. 

    I can't always get myself to use it, but when I do, I invariably feel better.

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    Hot chocolate and or taking deep breathes, I try and distract myself the best I can, play on my phone, tidy, or watch beauty YouTube videos! Find something your passionate about and focus on that it will help!
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    It all depends, if its mild and the weather is OK I go for a walk in the lanes around our village, sometimes I lisening to music that I associate with happy times in my life and in certain circumstyances I can put into practise the meditation techniques I was taught by my counsellor, but if its more serious  and I just can't shke of the anxiety I resort to meds.  I am lucky in that I have a prescription supply of 5mg diazepam, which I hardly ever use, so when I do, not having devloped tollerance, they work a treat.  

    Lizzie

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