Tag: anxiety

How To Lessen Daily Anxiety

blog September 27, 2018

Hello, my loves!

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I wanted to bring forward the topic of anxiety as my blog post because I know I myself suffer from anxiety and always have. I remember being quite young and getting so nauseous I actually couldn’t stop getting sick. It took until my adulthood to combat some of the anxiety and while it is still here I am able to cope with it a little better.

I am not a doctor or medical professional but I do have a lot of experience with mental illness and I hope it will help others who are reading this to know it is okay to feel the way you do and you are allowed to feel vulnerable. This being said, I want to talk about some things you can try to help lessen the anxious feelings you may have.

  1. Breathe. Breathing is so important, and it comes naturally to us but when we are in a state of anxiety we often cannot breathe the way we would at other times. So, concentrating on your breathing and taking deep breaths until you reach a level of calm is a quick and easy way to at least let your body know you are going to be okay.
  2. Talk about it. I know many of us cannot seem to express ourselves properly when we are under pressure or are feeling anxious but I’ve realized when I bring up my concerns to others, their assurance that everything will be fine is enough to get me out of the anxious mindset I was in.
  3. Aromatherapy. I use aromatherapy to not only let my body adjust to the aroma of the oil but to also set an intention. This can simply be taking out the oil and smelling it without even applying it and affirming to yourself everything is okay and you can rest easy for even a moment or two. I recommend looking into lavender essential oil specifically for relaxation or even insomnia.
  4. Write down your worries. This tool is a huge one for me when I am anxious. I literally write down everything in my head and let it out onto paper. Even if it is as simple as you need to clean your fridge, write it down. There is something so soothing about making lists or organizing your thoughts that can honestly eliminate a lot of fear. Having a plan is a great way to combat anxiety.
  5. Sleep. If you can get a good nights sleep, I promise you whatever situation you are worried about will not seem as bad tomorrow. We overwork our minds their capacity and this can cause even more stress and fatigue.  Try to get into a routine where you are finding yourself winding down before midnight and you will feel so much better.

Anxiety can be a treacherous and reoccurring thing that does not give up on making you feel horrible but it can be worked through. If your anxiety is causing you daily pain, I would recommend seeking professional help where they can assist you and walk you through what is happening. I know certain medications helped me in the past when mine was out of my control.

If you want to share how you cope with anxiety, please, please, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments so anyone who is reading and myself can learn more.

Virtual hugs for all!

Love,

Julie

3 Ways To Gain Mental Clarity

organization, spirituality September 4, 2018

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Hello, my dear ones!

I am going to be talking about how to maintain mental clarity when dealing with stress, anxiety, or anything else that may be cluttering your mind. We all have moments in our lives when it is just too much, and I came up with three different techniques I use to regain a clear mind.

  1. Meditate. I know we have all been told to meditate in the past but it is such a positive action we can take when our mind is busy. I suggest using a crystal that calls out to you and then setting an intention for your meditation. You could simply say you want to dedicate five minutes to your breathing or perhaps self-love. Meditation doesn’t need to be deep and profound all the time, it can simply be choosing to give yourself time and space to breathe.
  2. Smudge. You may have heard of smudging and it is a very effective technique to reset your space and yourself. I recommend tidying before you smudge. So, if there is an area of the house you need to tend to it may help decrease your anxiety too. Simply, light your smudge stick and blow out the flame and allow the smoke to rise. You can then focus the smoke on areas where you want to clear the energy of. I honestly think this mentally resets the mind to focus on what is before you instead of behind you.
  3. Essential oils. I tend to always buy clarity essential oil blends at the store but you can make your own or use peppermint, lemon, rosemary, etc. I honestly think when you smell a fresh smell it can clear out any thoughts you may be letting build up during the day. Use an intentional smelling method and deep breathe in the aroma and tell yourself as you do this that you will be clearing out any negative or busy energy or simply that you need to focus. Aromatherapy is a powerful tool that you should always utilize!

I think these are all effective methods of bringing peace of mind back to you. However, whatever works for you is wonderful! I think it is the setting the intention you need to focus and taking a  few deep breaths that works like magic.

I’d love if you would share any thing you do to clear your head in the comments~

Have a lovely day,

Julie

Lavender Essential Oil Overview

blog, skincare, spirituality May 11, 2018

Hello, my dears!

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This past week has been hard on me, and I have been relying on essential oils more than usual. Essential oils are oils which are derived from various herbs, flowers, and resins of plants, etc. I personally have been using them for about three years now and I can tell that they have played a large part in relieving stress in my life. I personally am lucky that essential oils have an immediate effect on me, so I am able to use them as needed. The essential oil which has had the most influence on my anxiety and stress is lavender essential oil. Lavender is known for calming and relaxing and could easily put me to sleep but it has many other roles as well which I’m going to briefly go over today.

  1. Lavender can be used in aromatherapy. It is a wonderful smelling oil with properties that soothe and calm. It can be used in soap, lotions, or perfumes. You can also make pillow sprays, room sprays, etc to promote sleep and wellness.
  2. It can be used as an acne treatment.  The way lavender works with acne is by being an antibacterial and reducing inflammation. It can also be used as an acne scar healer as well.
  3. A pain reliever. Lavender, when topically applied and used with a massage can relieve many muscle pains!
  4. Improves blood circulation. This wonderful oil has the ability to lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation and is often used for those who have hypertension. You can get the results by using lavender as an aromatherapy tool.
  5. Strengthens your immune system. Lavender is an immunity booster since it has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lavender was used this way in earlier times to treat infections.

Lavender is also known for treating nausea, aids in digestive flow, and may even prevent cancer from forming.

I highly encourage you to find a use for lavender essential oil in your life. It is such a lovely, natural oil which can provide many reliefs to symptoms, specifically anxiety and worries. Make sure when you are looking for oils though, that you find a high-quality oil so you can get the most benefits.

Until Next Time!

Happy Friday,

Julie

(p.s. Regular posting will resume Sunday.)