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    How To Make An Anxiety Kit For Home And On The Go

    Because a little self-care never hurt.

    You can't always predict when your anxiety will strike, but you can always prepare for when it does.

    Having necessities and calming items readily available can help make your anxiety feel a little more manageable. Here is a list of things you can prepare for yourself either to have at home or to take on the go.

    At Home Anxiety Kit

    Store items in a box or bag that can easily be stored in places such as under your bed or in a drawer.

    Things you may want to include

    Soft blanket, preferably with some weight

    Bottles of water

    Easy, non-perishable meals such as canned soup

    Healthy, non-perishable snacks such as nuts or veggie chips

    Your favorite candy or chips

    Calming tea such as chamomile or lemon balm

    First aid kit with over-the-counter medication

    Any prescribed medication for anxiety

    Books, movies, coloring books, etc.

    Pictures and/or mementos from times you overcame your anxiety

    Pictures and/or letters from loved ones

    Letter to yourself

    Stuffed animal

    Stones, slime, anything you can physically hold in your hands

    Quotes that give you hope

    Pair of clean and comfy clothes

    Scented candles, bath bombs, and lotions

    Tissues and cleansing cloths

    Noise cancelling headphones or earplugs

    Eyemask

    Notebook and pen or pencil

    On The Go Anxiety Kit

    Store items in a small bag or pouch that you can take with you in your bag or store in your locker or car.

    Things you may want to include

    Snack such as a granola bar or fruit gummies

    Small water bottle, if you can fit one

    Mini first aid kit with over-the-counter medication

    Any prescribed medication for anxiety

    Pictures and/or letter from loved ones

    Letter to yourself

    Small stone or beaded bracelet

    Quotes that give you hope

    Tissues and cleansing cloths

    Hand sanitizer and/or lotion

    Phone numbers and addresses of emergency contacts

    Portable charger or charging cable

    Emergency cash

    Instant stain remover, deodorant, breath mints

    Pads/Tampons

    Hair ties/bobby pins

    Scented balm for aromatherapy

    Earplugs

    Portable emergency thermal blanket

    Paper and pen or pencil

    And remember . . .

    Anxiety and any other feelings you have are valid and you shouldn't be upset with yourself for how you feel. For some therapist-approved tips on how to deal with anxiety, click here.