As a worrisome, anxious, busy person, I often find myself running around and not thinking straight. That lets other people receive the rage contained in me, which leads to big troubles. I know that I can’t be doing that any longer, so I had to find an outlet for myself. Hopefully, some of my experiences may be helpful with others.
- Karate (fighting in general)
Back in seventh grade, I was completely stressed out about grades. I didn’t really care about grades for myself, but more for my parents. That year was the time of tons of self-doubt. So I did something about it. I started to go more frequently to karate and that’s when I started to take it seriously. I got all of my anger and stress out.
This is one coping mechanism that I’ve used before and recently started to get back to. I started writing in the color I feel (red pen for anger). Journaling makes me feel like a weight has been lifted and everything I had to say is out in the open.
These two things have been huge parts in my life, recently, but I have found other ways that helped me as well.
- Meditation music (especially before bed)
- playing a sport
- taking time/experimenting with makeup
- calling my friends/family
- doing crafts/DIYs
~ Nitya ❤
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