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5 things game!

I noticed we didn't have one of these threads on the new forum yet so I thought I'd start one! 5 things game is a kind of grounding technique whereby you name things that you see, feel, hear and smell as way of connecting to and focusing on the present moment. It's useful because focusing on the present moment can help you take your mind off unpleasant, anxious and negative thoughts. You can easily use this technique away from the computer or in public if you want too (I do it all the time). The formula is as follows...

 

5 things I can see

4 things I can feel

3 things I can hear

2 things I can smell

1 good thing about myself (this is the most important one!)

 

(I'm not sure who started this on the old forum - Antria maybe? Anyway, the credit must go to them for thinking up this idea for a thread)

 

I'll start the ball rolling...

 

5 things I can see

 

a model skeleton

my wallet

a tea cup

library books

my pencil case

 

4 things I can feel

 

itchiness

my cheek resting on my hand

my dressing gown tied around my waist

my back against the chair

 

3 things I can hear

 

good time by owl city (feat. carly rae jepsen)

my typing

the tv

 

2 things I can smell

 

lemongrass and ginger tea

the air

 

1 good thing about myself

 

I am kind

 

Your turn Smiley Very Happy

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Aww this is awesome.

Good job on the tea!  Smiley Happy

 

5 things I can see

 

An elephant

My pet lizard

Note pad

Remote controls

Silver piggy bank

 

4 things I can feel

 

The coolness of the air around my ankles

The Keypad of my mac as I type

The pressure of sitting on the couch

The warmth of my mac on my lap

 

3 things I can hear

 

Tv (watching juno)

Humming of the refridgerator

The filter to our pet fish

 

2 things I can smell

 

Chicken schnitzel I cooked up

The freshness of the new clean pyjamas I put on

 

1 good thing about myself

 

I will always listen

 

 

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5 things I can see


- The cars parked in the street

- Blue sky outside

- Scrapbooking paper

- Glue stick

- My sister sitting across the room on the Mac

 

4 things I can feel


- My hands against the keyboard

- The back of the chair I'm sitting in

- Discomfort in my right leg (I'm sitting awkwardly)

- My hair on my back

 

3 things I can hear


- Neighbours mowing the lawn

- Dad washing the dishes

- My sister & I typing/clicking mouse buttons

 

2 things I can smell


- Fresh air Smiley Happy

- Not a lot else really

 

1 good thing about myself


- I always make an effort to look out for other people

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No human being, however great or powerful, was ever so free as a fish

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5 things I can see,


- The prints on my wall

- My guitar in the corner

- My laptop wallpaper (where I'd rather be)

- The books on my shelf

- The terribly messy state of my room (I'll clean it tomorrow I swear)

 

4 things I can feel

 

- the breeze from the window

- the broken back rest of my chair

- the warmth of my jumper

- the caffeine from the coffee kicking in

 

3 things I can hear

 

- All the while by 'The Pines'

- The hum of my hardrive

- My foot tapping against the chair

 

2 things I can smell

 

- coffee

- toast

 

1 good thing about myself

 

- I am loyal

 

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5 things I can see,


- A glass of red wine.

- An Indian tablecloth 

- Sliced lemon

- A cat

- A pepper grinder

 

4 things I can feel

 

- Cold feet

- Sunday night melancholy 

- Relatively content

- Tired

 

3 things I can hear

 

- The dishwasher

- My friends chatting.

- Cracking of my fingers

 

2 things I can smell

 

- Tea

- That's all

 

1 good thing about myself

 

- I think differently to most

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5 things I can see

 

1. A card; 7 of spades.

2. The tv and computer screens.

3. My hands.

4. Hair in the corner of my eye.

5. Dolly magazine.

 

4 things I can feel

 

1. An itch.

2. Tiredness.

3. Heat.

4. The difference in my feet; one foot covered, one foot free.

 

3 things I can hear

 

1. The tv.

2. The heater.

3. My typing.

 

2 things I can smell

 

1. Nothing.

2. More nothing.

 

1 good thing about myself

 

1. I'm more than willing to be there for my friends.

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I love this!

5 things I can see
- tissues
- my glasses
- speakers - that don't work
- my hands
- a blue chord

4 things I can feel
- my sandals on my feet
- my headphones cord on my arm
- the bandage on my hand
- my hair against my arm

3 things I can hear
- my typing
- the clicking of the mouse by my brother on the other side of the room
- random music that I'm listening to form someone's tumblr Smiley Tongue

2 things I can smell
- smoke
- air

1 good thing about me
I am determined Smiley Happy

 


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5 things I can see

- Laptop charger

- Powerboard

- One of my guitars

- Posters on my wall

- Plastic bags

 

4 things I can feel

- The beanbag I'm sitting in/on

- My chin on my knee

- Ache in my back

- Laptop resting on me

 

3 things I can hear

- My mum/sister laughing at the TV

- TV

- My breathing

 

2 things i can smell

- Air

- Air

 

1 good thing about myself

- I generally act according to my values

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No human being, however great or powerful, was ever so free as a fish

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5 things I can see

 

1. My dog

2. The tv

3. Mum.

4. My nose.

5. Blanket.

 

4 things I can feel

 

1. something in my throat.

2. Tiredness.

3. The computer under my hands.

4. The hair against my face.

 

3 things I can hear

 

1. The tv.

2. Mum writing.

3. My dog.

 

2 things I can smell

 

1. Nothing.

2. More nothing.

 

1 good thing about myself

 

1. I (apparently) have good pitch.

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5 things I can see

- iPod/iPhone cord on the floor

- My wardrobe

- My teddy bear

- Uni courseguides

- Envelope

 

4 things I can feel

- Stomach cramps Smiley Sad ugh

- Ankles crossed over each other

- Hands resting on keyboard

- Hair on my face/neck

 

3 things I can hear

- The laptop fan

- Me typing

- My body shifting in the beanbag I'm sitting in/on

 

2 things I can smell

- Nothing

- Nothing again

 

1 good thing about myself

- I am learning to take care of myself (so much harder than it sounds when you're anxious & depressed)

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No human being, however great or powerful, was ever so free as a fish