Every month I have the opportunity to share a post over at the S-O-S Research Blog. This month I talked about “Realistic Thinking”. Have you ever heard of it? Ever used it? Chances are that you may use the strategy without even knowing it. There is lots of great information for you to look over. Just go on over the Danette’s Blog and enjoy. Hopefully, you’ll find something new to put in your tool box. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find.
Over the last few years there has been a multitude of tools and suggestions made to us to aid in tempering these anxious thoughts and feelings. Remember that each day, each hour, the same strategy will not always work. The distraction strategy that got you and your child out the door yesterday might not be the appropriate one for today. As long as you equip yourself with options you will always be one step ahead of the anxiety.
Take a look at the strategies below. Have you used any of these?
Toolboxes – written down on a little notepad with drawings and words that encapsulate a coping strategy. Examples: Count to 10 slowly, Sing a song, Breathe
Meditation CD – a CD used specifically at night in order to calm down and soothe the anxious mind. Example: Lori Lite of Stress Free Kids has a host of wonderful CD’s to help with anxiety and stress for children, teens and adults.
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