I’ve been putting together my anxiety comfort box every year now and I have to say they really are a lifesaver. Some people call this an anxiety toolbox as it has the tools needed to help you overcome the anxiety that you’re feeling, whereas I just call it my comfort box.
What Is A Mental Health Comfort Box
What Is A Mental Health Comfort Box? Well simply put it’s a box filled with bits that are going to make you happy. The anxiety comfort box is designed to help you out when you’re feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with general mental health. It’s perfect for anxiety help, depression helps to just relax and have a nice time. I call the box a mental health comfort box, anxiety comfort box and a simple comfort box. This is because it has so many uses I can never pick a specific name!
If you want to get really fancy you can call it your anti anxiety box, but really you can call it whatever you want as long as it’s full of the things you need to ground you.
What To Put Into A Comfort Box
If you’re feeling anxious then it’s time to crack out the comfort box. It’s up to you what coping mechanisms you put into the box, however, make sure that it’s something which will make you happy and help cope with your stress, anxiety, depression and whatever else might be getting you down. Here’s a few bits that I have in my pamper comfort box this year!
One thing you have to remember, don’t stress out about your relax box! It can look however you want, it can be a plain cardboard box if you want it to or you can decorate it any way that you want!
What’s In My Anxiety Comfort Box?
What’s In My Anxiety Comfort Box? As I’ve said before every year I do a different box, my first one was about films and chilling out, the second was a luxury comfort box although I found was a bit too pricey to replace all the time. This time we’re going full on pamper box.
Remember if you’re putting food in your comfort box make sure that you understand what foods cause anxiety so that you don’t fill your box full of all the harmful stuff!
So, of course, you don’t want loads of junk food in your box as it can have a negative impact on your mood. That being said my box always has Cadbury chocolate in it, it’s the best chocolate in my opinion so why wouldn’t I put it in there!
Face Mask & Foot Mask
I find it difficult to sit still for a long period of time, which is why I find these masks to be a life saver. You really can’t be walking around and getting on with stuff if you have a mask on your face and feet! They’re super relaxing and do great things for the skin!
Movie Comfort Box
I love watching movies and I fill my box with all my favourites. First Knight, The Social Climber and Entrapment are my top three films that always make a feature in my comfort anxiety box and I normally watch all three!
When should you use your anxiety comfort box?
You can use your anxiety comfort box whenever you feel that you need to. I use mine a couple of times a year, I will say that if you use it don’t forget to fill it back up with goodies and maybe try something new!
There are subscription services out there you can use so you get a box every month so maybe check them out if you don’t have the time although I really like mine to be personalised and special to myself.
I’m a firm believer in taking some time for yourself and making sure that you’re okay. Which is why I love my DIY comfort box and the fact that anyone can make them and it can be totally beneficial.
If you’ve made yourself a comfort box this year and you’ve put totally different bits in there that I haven’t even thought about then be sure to leave me a comment so I can see what you used! I’m always looking for inspiration, I just make sure my bits aren’t too expensive because they’ll need replacing throughout the year at least once!