When people feel worried and anxious, finding ways to relax can be important to help with this. So how can you relax?
When you feel worried, it can help to have a nice, comfy place to relax. Find somewhere away from noise and other people. Put things in this space that make you feel calm and happy, like a favourite bear or toy, a poster or pictures, some cushions – whatever helps you feel nice. When you feel worried it can help sometimes to take yourself to this space in the house and relax around your favourite things.
Some people use relaxation exercises to help them feel calmer. You might want to ask someone to practice a relaxation exercise with you the first time you try it.
There are lots of relaxation apps and videos you can try if you want to practice more. Ask your parent or carer to help you find these if you’re not sure where to look.
Lots of people who feel worried struggle with sleeping well. Sleep helps us to feel better and calmer. There are things you can try to help you sleep.
You might also like to take a look at What can I do about my anxiety?
Or the Upsetting thoughts tool
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