Anxiety. If you’ve ever lived with it, you know how crippling it can be. If you’ve ever lived with it without knowing that it was anxiety… you may have found yourself wondering if you were losing your mind. Questioning if there was something wrong with you, wondering if you’d ever be able to breathe again without feeling like a sumo wrestler was sitting on your chest.
Luckily, there are about as many ways to overcome anxiety as there are causes. The secret is taking the first step to overcome it, which isn’t always easy.
When symptoms are at their worst and my anxiety gets high, it can be tempting to completely shut down. Tempting, but as most of us know, shutting down doesn’t help anything. There’s a difference between taking some time for yourself and shutting down. It’s important to be aware of the difference and learn to be gentle on yourself during these times, but also, as I like to say, be kind to future you, not leaving a mess for yourself to have to face in the future.
It can be tempting to soothe your nerves with food, but in the long term, it will only make it worse. You’ll thank yourself later if you find a healthy outlet instead.
Some of my personal favorite oils to use when anxious are Patchouli, Lavender, Balance Blend, and a mixture of the Forgive Blend and Motivate Blend. You can get essential oils here.
Keeping structure in place will keep you on track. It takes that stuck and overwhelm feeling out of the equation. Kind of like your own personal daily compass!
If you need a jump start, the I Love Me Challenge is 5 days of intentional self-care and self-love. It’s free and will get you headed in the right direction. You can sign up below.
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