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How do I deal with Anxiety? Tip #1 (54321 method)

Updated: May 18, 2022

54321 is a grounding technique which is helpful for managing anxiety and worry

When anxiety hits it can feel overwhelming and we might feel like we have no control over what is happening to us. Grounding techniques are a way of helping us focus on the present moment and bring ourselves back to a calm place.

The 5-4-3-2-1 technique is one of the simplest grounding tools to have in your toolbox and is hopefully easy to remember - just say out loud

* 5 things that you can see

* 4 things that you can touch

* 3 things that you can hear

* 2 things that you can smell

* then take 1 long, deep breath to let go of the tension in your


Repeat as many times as you need to return you to a sense of calmness.

Let me know in the comments below how you get on!

You can read here about an alternative technique to try.

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