A Quick Techniques for feeling better when stressed or Anxious
Pick a colour, such as blue. Now look around your room or the area you’re in, and find as many blue things as you can. Count them. Once you find all of the blue items, move on to another colour. You can do this as long as you like. Notice if you feel a change.
Look for shades of colours. Another variation of the colour or activity is to look for differences within a colour, such as shades of green. Going for a walk outside is a great opportunity to practice this one.
Scan for shapes. See how many square, round, or oval items you can find. Count or categorize them.
Make up your own visual game. Pick any item, such as leaves, birds, clouds, or triangles, and see how many of these you see.
The basic idea is to activate your visual sense, while also being cognitively aware of it. This changes the activity in your brain, which can calm your fear response or simply distract you from any other thoughts.
This changes the activity in your brain, which can calm your fear response or simply distract you from any other thoughts.