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Old 12-15-2018, 03:15 PM #1
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Does anyone have any little things that help them calm down and focus, stay grounded ?

One thing I have is a worry stone. It's just a small smooth oval moss agate stone I bought. It's nice to hold and helps me relax and focus a little better. It's also pretty and a deep green and part of it has some smoky grey color. Reminds me of mature. I also have a small coin my sister got me when I got baptized and confirmed this past Easter. It has a quote from the book of Isaiah on one side, and the other side has a dove and "Confirmed in Christ" on it. It helps remind me of my faith and when I went through the RCIA process at my church.

I know there's tons of things people use to stay grounded and calm. Stress balls, fidget things. etc.
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I have a black onyx worry stone. I love it. I love fidgeting with things.
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I have a stone I pulled from a river fed by a glacier. Touching it gives me a sense of connection with the earth and a feeling of peace.
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Does anyone have any little things that help them calm down and focus, stay grounded ?

One thing I have is a worry stone. It's just a small smooth oval moss agate stone I bought. It's nice to hold and helps me relax and focus a little better. It's also pretty and a deep green and part of it has some smoky grey color. Reminds me of mature. I also have a small coin my sister got me when I got baptized and confirmed this past Easter. It has a quote from the book of Isaiah on one side, and the other side has a dove and "Confirmed in Christ" on it. It helps remind me of my faith and when I went through the RCIA process at my church.

I know there's tons of things people use to stay grounded and calm. Stress balls, fidget things. etc.
I was awarded two challenge coins from the director of the hospital where I work, for going above and beyond. I keep one in each pocket and when I start to spiral and feel like I'm not good enough and my anxiety is playing a reel of mistakes I've made or... (fill in the blank) I just put my hands in my pockets and hold the coins.
If it's a real bad day I'll take them out and look at them.
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I always lose such things so I've learn to breathe. No seriously I've learn to take calming breaths.
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I use stress balls and silly putty.
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