I am making anxiety loveys for anyone suffering from anxiety. When I have an anxiety attack or just start feeling anxious I tend to hold on to something that helps me relax. Early on it use to be a handkerchief, now its just something I can associate with the safe feeling, something from home. These objects are known as Comfort Objects.
Some people use jewelry, bags or even rocks that are kept in their pockets. A comfort object can be anything that eases the anxiety and allows you to focus on it and not the anxiety.
So as I was doing some research for myself about comfort objects I thought that maybe I could provide something to those who suffer from anxiety. The concept of making these loveys came about. They are about the size of a sheet of paper, not too big but not too small either. Just a bit of a distraction from the anxiety that you can use as a focus object.
Soft cotton flannel and smooth cotton fabric is a great contrast of textures that can be used as a soothing tool. This lovey can become something you use when your anxiety ramps up and will move your mind’s focus away from the anxious thoughts and feelings to the lovey. Your thoughts are refocused and your anxiety can decrease. It is a great tool when battling anxiety.