Chapter 1: I Have the Dragon
We’re all worried and upset from time to time. It is a natural part of life. But what if your anxiety or anger takes over and you can’t calm down? It is often easier said than done to be able to calm yourself in the heat of the moment. That’s why knowing a few coping strategies can be useful when you’re feeling anxious or angry. Consider including these calming techniques in your toolbox. Relaxation techniques Here are some useful, actionable tips to try the next time you need to relax. 1. Inhale “Breathing is the number one and most effective technique for quickly reducing anger and anxiety,” says Delphi Behavioral Health’s Scott Dehorty, LCSW-C. When you’re stressed or angry, you take quick, shallow breaths. According to Dehorty, this sends a message to your brain, resulting in a positive feedback loop that reinforces your fight-or-flight response. That is why taking long, deep, calming breaths breaks the loop and helps you relax. There are several breathing techniques that can help you relax. The first is three-part breathing. Three-part breathing entails taking one deep breath in and then fully exhaling while paying attention to your body. Once you’re comfortable with deep breathing, you can change the inhalation/exhalation ratio to 1:2 (slow down your exhalation so it’s twice as long as your inhalation). Practice these techniques when you’re calm so you’ll know what to do when you’re nervous. 2. Admit that you are worried or angry. Allow yourself to express your anxiety or anger. When you label your emotions and allow yourself to express them, your anxiety and anger may lessen. 3. Question your assumptions Being anxious or angry includes having irrational thoughts that don’t always make sense. These are frequently “worst-case scenario” thoughts. You may become trapped in the “what if” cycle, which can cause you to sabotage many aspects of your life.
I’m still not sure why I was reborn as Mariel again.
Is God playing a prank on me?
To be honest, the first Mariel Rozenstone was the worst “villainess” there ever was.”
She was blonde, blue-eyed, and stunning, but she was also an abuser, an attempted murderer, and a total jerk.
She was not deserving of God’s mercy.
True, it was planned that way…
When you have one of these thoughts, come to a halt and ask yourself the following questions: Is this a possibility? Is this an intelligent thought? Has this ever happened to you? What could possibly go wrong? Is that something I can handle? After you’ve finished answering the questions, it’s time to reframe your thinking. “I can’t walk across that bridge,” instead. “What if there is an earthquake and it falls into the water?” tell yourself.
by the vicious Saint Eliana.
The Grand Dukes of Rozenstein are an aristocratic family from the Kingdom of Kalkstein, one of the continent’s two largest kingdoms.
I was born as the Grand Dukes’ only daughter, and at the age of six, I, Mariel, was betrothed to Edward, the kingdom’s first prince.
The reason for this is because I am Okaa-sama’s daughter.
Okaa-sama is a great magician and the Kingdom of Kalkstein’s chief court magician.
When I was six years old in my first life, war broke out with another great power, the Crotalion Empire. Many wars have been fought between the Crotalion Empire and the Kingdom of Kalkstein over the years.
Okaa-sama offered to join the army as the leader of the logistical support magician corps.
During the war, however, Okaa-sama was killed while protecting a boy who was being attacked by demons in the forest.
Fortunately, this incident resulted in the end of the Third Battle of Cryna.
Let go of your anxiety or anger. Dehorty suggests expending emotional energy through exercise. “Take a walk or run. Physical activity [releases] serotonin, which helps you relax and feel better.” You should, however, avoid physical activities that involve the expression of anger, such as punching walls or screaming. “This has been shown to increase feelings of anger because it reinforces the emotions because being angry makes you feel good,” Dehorty explains.
Because the boy Okaa-sama saved was Bernhardt, the Crotalion Empire’s Crown Prince.
Peace was initiated by none other than the Emperor of the Crotalion Empire.
The Third Battle of Cryna ended with the two countries signing a peace treaty at Cryna, the war’s final battlefield.
The female heroine who brought peace between the two countries. The great magician who saved the enemy country’s crown prince.
Seek social assistance Venting to a trusted friend, family member, or coworker can be extremely beneficial. Even if you don’t have time for a lengthy phone call, a quick text exchange can help you get everything out and feel heard. Bonus points if you engage with a funny friend who can make you laugh to relieve stress. Spend time with your pet. Interacting with your favorite furry friend can lower blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Spending time with your pet can also make you feel less alone and improve your mood. Managing Math Anxiety: Diagnosis, Treatment, and More Math anxiety is very common, but it does not have to be a lifelong problem. Resources and treatments can assist you in changing your perception of math problems. Millions of children, adolescents, and adults worldwide suffer from math anxiety. According to research, approximately 17% of the population in the United States has math anxiety. Why do so many people suffer from math anxiety? What could be causing someone to be more anxious about math?
“Cryna’s miracle” became a word of praise for Okaa-sama.
The daughter (I) of Okaa-sama was the perfect match for Prince Edward, who would eventually become the Crown Prince of Kalkstein. The engagement was set up by royal decree.
Shift your focus Leave the situation, turn around, walk out of the room, or go outside. Dehorty suggests doing this exercise to give yourself more time to make better decisions. “When we are anxious or angry, we do not think clearly; we engage in survival thinking.” This is fine if our lives are in danger, but if they aren’t, we want our best thinking, not our survival instincts,” he adds. Have a centered object. When you’re anxious or angry, you expend a lot of energy on irrational thoughts. Find a “centering object,” such as a small stuffed animal, a polished rock you keep in your pocket, or a locket you wear around your neck, when you’re calm.
But, despite being Okaa-sama’s daughter, I didn’t have much magical power.
That’s how I got the moniker, [Princess Clunker].”
“Aren’t villainies supposed to have high-spec abilities?”
“What did you say, Princess?”
Sofia, the maid, looks puzzled as she places a pitcher of water on the bedside table.
“Nothing—by the way, Sofia, why am I holding?”
I just woke up, and I have an egg-shaped object in my hands. Something the size of a grown-up’s fist.
“Well, the princess refused to let go, so Her Highness (Madame) asked to leave it where it is because it must be very important to the princess.”
Allow your body to unwind. When you’re anxious or angry, every muscle in your body may feel tense (and they probably are). Progressive muscle relaxation can help you relax and center yourself. Lie down on the floor with your arms out by your sides. Check that your feet are not crossed and that your hands are not made into fists. Begin with your toes and tell yourself to let them go. Slowly work your way up your body, telling yourself to let go of each part of your body until you reach your head. 10. Relax your shoulders If your body is tense, your posture will most likely suffer. Sit tall, take a deep breath, and let your shoulders fall. You can do this by focusing on bringing your shoulder blades together and then down. This lowers your shoulders. Take several deep breaths. This can be done several times per day.
It’s a lovely blue-colored stone, but for some reason it’s warm.
Perhaps it’s because I’ve been holding it, but it’s getting warmer and warmer.
As I watched it closely, a crack appeared.
The crack grew larger and larger until it finally broke.
Recognize pressure points to alleviate rage and anxiety A massage or acupuncture treatment can help you manage your anxiety and anger. But finding time in your day to make it happen isn’t always easy. The good news is that you can use acupressure on yourself to get immediate anxiety relief. This method entails applying pressure to specific points on the body with your fingers or hand. The pressure relaxes your body and relieves tension. One place to start is the crease formed by the inside of your wrist and your hand. For two minutes, press your thumb on this area. This can help to relieve stress. How to Relax in 5 Minutes If you’re short on time but need to calm down quickly, these quick-fix tips can help. 12 Obtain some fresh air The temperature and air circulation in a room can make you feel more anxious or angry. If you’re feeling tense and the environment is hot and stuffy, you may experience a panic attack. Remove yourself from that environment as soon as possible, even if only for a few minutes. Not only will the fresh air help you relax, but the change of scenery may also disrupt your anxious or angry thought process.
Something comes out of the stone. No. Something hatched?!
Sofia goes to call Okaa-sama after being startled by the sudden birth of something.
I was stunned until Okaa-sama appeared.
Upon observing the creature, Okaa-sama has her hand on her cheek, pondering something.
“Dragon… I wonder?”
Okaa-sama concludes by looking at what I’m holding.
What I was holding was apparently a dragon egg?!
The tiny dragon tilted its head.
Visualize yourself being calm. This tip requires you to put the breathing techniques you’ve learned into practice. Close your eyes and visualize yourself calm after taking a few deep breaths. Visualize your body relaxed, and imagine yourself navigating a stressful or anxiety-inducing situation by remaining calm and focused. You can refer back to your mental image of what it looks like to stay calm when you’re anxious. 6. Give it some thought Have a mantra ready to use in stressful situations. Just make sure it’s one you’ll find useful. “Will this matter to me this time next week?” says Dehorty. or “How significant is this?” or “Am I going to let this person/situation steal my peace?” This allows the mind to shift focus and allows you to “reality test” the situation. “When we are anxious or angry, we become hyper-focused on the source of our anxiety or anger, and rational thoughts leave our mind.” “These mantras allow us to allow rational thought to return and lead to a better outcome,” Dehorty explains.
The blue body of the kitten-sized dragon is complemented by ears shaped like angel wings. His wings are still small. He also has lovely, dull eyes.
The tiny dragon rubs against me and pampers me.
“Arara—does he think Mariel is his mother?”
Provide your body with fuel Being hungrily hungry never helps. Many relaxation techniques will not work if you are hungry or dehydrated. That’s why it’s critical to take a break and eat something, even if it’s just a small snack. Snack on some dark chocolate. According to researchTrusted Source, it can help improve brain health and reduce stress. Drink it with a cup of green tea and honey. Green tea has been shown in studies to help reduce the body’s stress response. Honey has been shown in studies to help with anxiety relief. 14 eat gum Chewing gum can help to alleviate anxiety (and even boost mood and productivity). In fact, studies show that people who chew gum on a regular basis are less stressed than non-gum chewers. 15th. Play music When you feel your anxiety rising, put on some headphones and listen to your favorite music. Music can have a very calming effect on both your body and mind. 16. Have a good time dancing Get up and dance to your favorite music. Dancing has long been used as a healing art. According to researchTrusted Source, it’s an excellent way to combat depression and anxiety while also improving quality of life.
It’s known as imprinting. It’s the moment when you recognize the first thing you see as your parents.”
In any case, he’s adorable. I’m still a little girl, but I’m beginning to feel maternal love.
Well, I have the memory of having lived here for 18 years and on Earth for 25 years, so I’m mentally an adult…
“I want to raise this child, Okaa-sama!”
I’ve become a little possessive.
“It’s insane to raise dragons!” I expected her to say that, but―
“Well… He’s still a baby. It appears to be a rare type of dragon, and if we release him, he will just be hunted down. Alright. Let’s do it.”
Under certain conditions, I may raise this tiny dragon.
“I have to name him… Uh-um—how about Ruria?”
I’m not sure if it’s a boy or a girl. It sounds like a girl’s name, but Ruria sounded happy despite the fact that his name sounds like a girl’s name.
Thus, I got the dragon I wished for.
View amusing videos Laughter is sometimes the best medicine. Laughter has been shown in studies to have therapeutic benefits, such as relieving stress and improving mood and quality of life. For an instant mood boost, do a quick internet search for funny videos. 18. Make a note of it. If you’re too upset or anxious to talk about it, take out a journal and write down your feelings. Don’t be concerned with complete sentences or punctuation; just write. Writing allows you to clear your mind of negative thoughts. 19. Twist a stress ball When you start to feel stressed, try interacting with a stress-relief toy. Among the options are: Magnetic stress balls sculpting clay puzzles Fidget spinner Rubik’s cube 20. Consider aromatherapy. Aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils, may help relieve stress and anxiety while also improving mood. Aromatherapy commonly employs the following: bergamot \scedarwood Chamomile, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon, and tea tree For immediate relief, add a few drops of essential oil to a diffuser or mix it with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and apply to your skin.