over 80 tools to distract, relax and help you cope...
Follow along with a breathing meditation to help you calm down or center your thinking.
We hold stress and anxiety in our bodies. Movement can reduce stress chemicals and increase feel-good chemicals in our body. It can also make our brain’s “fight or flight” system less reactive in the future.
Coloring is a great way to calm and distract yourself. Empty your mind of worries as you focus on your picture.
Don't have any coloring books or markers at home? That's ok! You can color and do art activities online.
Virtual Reality Hot Air Balloon
Click on this Hallmark video and watch through Youtube. (Turn down your volume- it beeps loudly at first.) Listen to the music quietly while you virtually soar through the air. Use the arrows in the top left corner to look up/down or left/right.
Observe Your Thoughts
Our thoughts can affect how we feel and what we do. If we are feeling overwhelmed, we can observe our thoughts with curiosity and sort through them. We can choose to respond or just let the thought go.
15 Min Physical Activity
Sometimes, the best way to distract ourselves and re-set is to get moving and sweat. Let your emotions come out through your body. Try to spend 15 to 20 minutes on physical activity.
Use this meditation to let go of future worries and stay in the now.
Getting Through Hard Times
If you are going through a really hard time, you can try a strategy called I.M.P.R.O.V.E. Watch this video learn how it works. You can also call 651-266-7878 to get free help from Ramsey County Crisis Response.
DIY Sensory Bottles
Use items that you have at home to make fidgets or sensory items like these bottles.
10 Minute Meditation
Find a quiet place. Turn your volume down so that you can listen quietly.
Reflexology is a traditional medicine used to improve health through pressure point massage. Give it a try- even if you do not believe in the science, the massage will feel great!