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Unsettling feelings

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How do you deal with unsettling feelings


Hey there, thanks for your question!
It’s totally ok to feel unsettled sometimes, especially as a teenager navigating through various emotions and experiences. First off, welcome to a safe space where your feelings are heard and valued. It’s important to recognise that unsettling feelings are a normal part of life, but they don’t have to control you.
One way to deal with unsettling feelings is to acknowledge them without judgment. It’s ok to feel what you’re feeling, and it’s brave of you to reach out for support. Talking to someone you trust, like a friend, family member, or even a counsellor, can be really helpful. Sometimes just getting your thoughts out can make a big difference.
Journaling and mindfulness exercises, such as deep breathing or meditation, can be powerful tools for managing unsettling feelings. Writing in a journal allows you to express your thoughts and emotions freely, helping you to understand and process them better. It can also provide a sense of relief and clarity.
On the other hand, mindfulness practices like breathing exercises help to ground you in the present moment, reducing anxiety and promoting a sense of calm. These techniques can be practiced anywhere and are especially useful when you need a quick way to manage stress. Combining these methods can create a balanced approach to maintaining emotional well-being. This article may be helpful
If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed or unsafe, remember that there are people who can help. If you’re in immediate danger, don’t hesitate to contact emergency services at 999 or 112.
You are never alone in this journey. Childline is here for you 24/7, whether you need someone to talk to or explore your options with. You can reach us at 1800 66 66 66 or through our website’s chat feature at
Take care, and know that brighter days are ahead,

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