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What do you do to calm yourself?

Grr I had a great 2 days and I thought I was doing good, it's back this afternoon!! I just can't stand it!!!! Question: what things do you do to calm the anxiety and get it off your mind? I'll try anything!! I can't stop thinking about it now :(
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What happen today honey? I was just watching a show an some people were talking about Obama bad an i got short of breath bad.. Idk why
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Hey I'm not sure why? It just pops up out of the blue!! And that's terrible I hope your feeling ok now? I think I better go find something to do instead of sitting on the Internet on my phone, I think when I'm resting that makes it pop up? But when I'm busy I feel okay... I hate anxiety :( really ***** hey! Wish I could be out partying with my friends but of course I'm home with miserable anxiety :(:( literally ruining everything
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I know how you feel!  I basically never left my house for the past year unless it was for work, groceries, or the doctor.  It's a miserable way to live.  Are you on any medication?  The best thing I have found to do while feeling really anxious...and this is going to sound dumb, but it was recommended by a therapist....is to color for a half hour or so in a coloring book.  Give it a try...it usually helped me enough to calm down on my really bad days.
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read, watch a funny show/movie...  occupy your mind
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Thanks I suggested that idea to my fiancée and he is going up the street to get me a colouring book and pencils! Lol hopefully it helps when I'm feeling really bad
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I hope so, too.  It was the one thing that diverted my attention to something else.  I would usually start my morning out doing that for a half hour.  The other thing that really helped me was to take a long bath.  I'd turn out the lights, light some candles, and if I was really having a hard time trying to distract my mind, I'd bring my laptop in the bathroom with me and watch an episode of a good TV show.  I realize it sounds strange, but when you're really anxious you find what works for you and you go with it.  
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