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Self-care To Help With Anxiety

Self-care To Help With Anxiety

When all the crap started in 2020 (Too much crap to list for all of us), I'm not gonna lie, I was freaking anxious. And I knew I needed to make some adjustments. My anxiety level was unreasonable and I knew I needed to get it to chill. I started to do some research on how I could do this naturally.

Keep in mind in order to really make changes in the way you feel you have to do the work. If you want to feel different then you have to be different. So commit to doing the work when you get started.

Here are a few changes I made that helped.


I Cut Back On The Caffeine

This was tough for me, I love coffee and it's such a huge part of my routine. The more I read about it, the more I knew it needed to be done!

Caffeine can not only increase anxiety levels but even worse people with anxiety can be more vulnerable to its effects. I now drink mostly decaffeinated which I did gradually over time. If you want to know my system, contact me and I'll share.

Consistent Aerobic (walking, running, swimming, dancing) Exercise

Now everyone knows that consistent exercise helps with your health but it also helps with your anxiety levels. It not only helps you feel better right now but also helps you feel better on a regular basis. The key is consistency. Think of it as the habit of brushing your teeth and hold it to the same level of importance because it is!

This one was easy for me because I always loved running and walking. The reason I love it though is that it makes me feel great. That feeling didn't come right away, it took time. So give it a couple of weeks or at least a few months a take note of how great you feel.

Take Your Sleep Seriously

Telling someone with anxiety to make sure they get better sleep is like telling someone with a broken arm to start a weightlifting routine. However, there are things you can do to help improve your sleep, and like I said at the beginning of this post if you want to feel better and feel different then you have to do things differently. Here is a past blog post I wrote with 20 Ways To Sleep Better, do all of them!

Start Meditating

This one was tough for me and still is. I'm the type of person that's always going so sitting still feels weird.

There are a ton of free and paid resources to use, APPS for your phone, YouTube videos, the resources are endless. I would tell you to explore them all and find out what works for you.

Two things that have worked for me are guided meditations while I'm in the bath. That's right you heard me right, weird. I think it works because I'm already sitting still, lol. The second was Box Breathing. I believe it's a technique that Navy Seals use. It works like this.

 

  1. Breathe in through the nose, if you can, for 4 counts.

  2. Hold at the top for 4 counts.

  3. Exhale for 4 counts.

  4. Hold at the bottom for 4 counts.

 

I do this 10 times and try to stay in this state for 12 minutes. I play background meditation music while I'm doing it.

This technique is like magic for me.

Like I said before you have to find the thing that works for you so get started!

 

I hope this helped.

 

Included below find a recipe that I use to help clear my sinuses.

 

It's Jamu Juice with a touch of fire!

 

I just started drinking this and this is also magical!

 

2 tsp ground turmeric

2 tbs of fresh lemon or lime juice

1 tbs of honey or maple syrup

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste

1 tbs hemp seeds

1 cup of water

Self-care To Help With Anxiety



When all the crap started in 2020 (Too much crap to list for all of us), I'm not gonna lie, I was freaking anxious. And I knew I needed to make some adjustments. My anxiety level was unreasonable and I knew I needed to get it to chill. I started to do some research on how I could do this naturally.

Keep in mind in order to really make changes in the way you feel you have to do the work. If you want to feel different than you have to be different. So commit to doing the work when you get started.

Here are a few changes I made that helped.



I Cut Back On The Caffeine

This was tough for me, I love coffee and it's such a huge part of my routine. The more I read about it, the more I knew it needed to be done!

Caffeine can not only increase anxiety levels but even worse people with anxiety can be more vulnerable to its effects. I now drink mostly decaffeinated which I did gradually over time. If you want to know my system, contact me and I'll share.

Consistent Aerobic (walking, running, swimming, dancing) Exercise

Now everyone knows that consistent exercise helps with your health but it also helps with your anxiety levels. It not only helps you feel better right now but also helps you feel better on a regular basis. The key is consistency. Think of it as the habit of brushing your teeth and hold it to the same level of importance because it is!

This one was easy for me because I always loved running and walking. The reason I love it though is that it makes me feel great. That feeling didn't come right away, it took time. So give it a couple of weeks or at least a few months a take note of how great you feel.

Take You Sleep Seriously

Telling someone with anxiety to make sure they get better sleep is like telling someone with a broken arm to start a weightlifting routine. However, there are things you can do to help improve your sleep, and like I said at the beginning of this post if you want to feel better and feel different then you have to do things differently. Here is a past blog post I wrote with 25 Ways To Sleep Better, do all of them!

Start Meditating

This one was tough for me and still is. I'm the type of person that's always going so sitting still feels weird.

There are a ton of free and paid resources to use, APPS for your phone, YouTube videos, the resources are endless. I would tell you to explore them all and find out what works for you.

Two things that have worked for me are guided meditations while I'm in the bath. That's right you heard me right, weird. I think it works because I'm already sitting still, lol. The second was Box Breathing. I believe it's a technique that Navy Seals use. It works like this.

 

  1. Breathe in through the nose, if you can, for 4 counts.

  2. Hold at the top for 4 counts.

  3. Exhale for 4 counts.

  4. Hold at the bottom for 4 counts.

 

I do this 10 times and try to stay in this state for 12 minutes. I play background meditation music while I'm doing it.

This technique is like magic for me.

Like I said before you have to find the thing that works for you so get started!

 

I hope this helped.

 

Included below find a recipe that I use to help clear my sinuses.

 

It's Jamu Juice with a touch of fire!

 

I just started drinking this and this is also magical!

 

2 tsp ground turmeric

2 tbs of fresh lemon or lime juice

1 tbs of honey or maple syrup

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste

1 tbs hemp seeds

1 cup of water

 

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory

And the spice in the cayenne pepper helps clear the sinuses!

 

Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth, and drink!!

I hope you enjoy

 

Lots of love, T

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory

And the spice in the cayenne pepper helps clear the sinuses!

 

Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth, and drink!!

 I hope you enjoy

 Lots of love, T

P.S. To learn more about making self-care a habit in your life, and feeling better to live more fully, head over to my private FB group where I go live weekly covering topics like these.

Join me here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenempowerment40andbeyond

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