– resource to refocus the anxiety
Smell is a direct link to the olfactory bowl, so exploring smells can be a really good exercise.
They can be smells around the home: spices, citrus fruits, flowers, bubble baths or hand creams.
Maybe in your room, you could have some aromatherapy oils and play around with different kinds of smells.
It can be a really nice way of engaging play and curiosity, which is usually lost when there’s anxiety, to develop a much needed resource for you to use.