Anxiety is a feeling that we all experience at some point in our lives. Worrying about potential future outcomes such as starting a new job, sitting an exam, or the rising cost of bills can cause us to feel anxious and stressed. For most people the feeling of anxiety will subside once whatever you were worried about is resolved.
However, speaking from personal experience, the feeling of anxiety can be absolutely crippling. For me even coping with the simplest day to day tasks such as getting out of bed, thinking of what to have for breakfast, getting a shower or putting my clothes on can seem terrifying, impossible, and absolutely exhausting.
The dread in the pit of your stomach, the tingling in the arms and chest as well as a rapidly beating heart are all symptoms which I have experienced first-hand and they are terrifying.
I want to share some of my personal coping strategies which have helped me to deal with my anxiety along with some of my go to products which have helped to ease some of the symptoms mentioned above.
I have a Spotify Playlist of powerful, motivating songs to remind me that I have done this many times before, got through it, came out the other end stronger and happier for it.
Crafting it is a wonderfully relaxing, mindful activity and it helps to take my mind off any worries I may have. Stitching is a daily Self Care for me, my embroidery bag goes with me when I go away, when I go out for a day and it's the first thing I pick up when I get home!
Here are some of my favourite patterns…
Paraffle Elephant Embroidery Kit £21.50
This stunning Elephant Embroidery Hoop Kit is one of the first Paraffle patterns I stitched. This modern embroidery pattern is made up of jewel-tone paisley shapes.
Mindful Mantra Thankful Embroidery Kit £24
For when you need a little reminder or to let someone know you are grateful for them! 'Thankful' embroidery kit from Mindful Mantra Embroidery has been designed with your wellbeing in mind and is perfect for beginners.
Mindful Mantra Knitted Socks Embroidery Kit £28
This cosy 'Knitted Socks' embroidery kit from Mindful Mantra Embroidery has been designed with your wellbeing in mind and is perfect for beginners.
Mindful Mantra Fizz & Florals Embroidery Kit £28
I love this celebratory 'Fizz & Florals' embroidery kit from Mindful Mantra Embroidery. Makes a great treat for yourself, a craft lover or stitch up and gift it for a special occasion.
Natural Products to help ease that feeling of Anxiety
The following anxiety-reducing products are big favourites of mine and can help with a number of symptoms relating to anxiety.
Eve Taylor Hug in a Bottle Essential Oil Blend £13.50
If you're feeling a little glum this much loved, award winning' Hug in a Bottle' Diffuser Blend from Eve Taylor is the perfect pick me up, it really does comfort you just like a hug!
Eve Taylor Relaxing Aromatherapy Body Serum (No.10) £15.80
This tried and tested formula ensures effective results for anyone in need of deep relaxation by soothing and calming the body and mind making it ideal for tension headaches and insomnia.
Calming Aromatherapy Massage Candle - Natural Plant Wax £13.50
This Calming candle creates a serene escape to provide much needed headspace and peace. The pure essential oils help the nervous stress and tension and memory!
Calming Essential Oil Blend £8.50
This calming oil contains a subtle blend of Eucalyptus, Geranium, Peppermint and Cinnamon pure essential oils.
How to prevent an Anxiety Attack
I know first-hand anxiety attacks are a scary thing to experience. This exercise helps to distract your mind from unhelpful thoughts and calm your nervous system.
Hope you found this useful. I would love to know what you find helpful to ease your anxiety?