Anxiety for Kids…
“When I’m feeling scared or anxious it can make me feel really poorly! I sometimes feel sick or get butterflies, my heart can beat really hard and make my chest hurt or sometimes, I can even struggle to catch my breath, like I’ve run a really long way! Sometimes I feel anxious or scared because I have done something scary, like stand up in assembly or be in the school play, but sometimes I can get anxious over things that don’t seem scary at all! At least not to other people. But that’s why it’s good to talk to people. I like to talk to my Mum when I’m anxious – she always knows what to say and listens. She teaches me that when I’m scared it’s important to be kind to myself. I’ve also given you a list of some of my favourite videos and websites that help me out when I feel anxious and overwhelmed, and check out my top tips too! Remember: even when you are feeling anxious, you are still unstoppable!”
Jaide’s Top Five Tips
for when you feel Anxious:
Talk to someone
When my anxious thoughts build up, I feel like no one understands. But talking it all through with someone always makes it less scary.
Do something that helps you relax
I love to swim! Being in the water feels so calming.
Exercise helps me stop feeling anxious
I like to run with my dog!
Distract Your Brain from scary thoughts
Be kind to your mind.
Jaide’s Top Five
Vids, Games & Sites
Where anxiety comes from
This video explains where anxiety comes from.
Sounds that help me relax
Sometimes weird sounds help me relax! I like to listen to ASMR like this: