Anxiety + Relaxation Helpers

Saturday, January 09, 2021
The end of 2020 and start of 2021 was filled with anxiety for me, not just about the current pandemic but a few negative and anxiety inducing things happened that caused me to fall into an anxiety slump for the past couple of weeks. While I still have moments of anxiety every few days that cause me to pace constantly, worry and feel sick, it is definitely better than it was a couple of weeks ago so I wanted to share a few of the products and tips that helped me. 

Do Something 
The first tip if you have an anxious, racing mind is to do something, anything! I have personally found that organising and doing jobs around the house, talking to someone, reading a new book and going for a walk have all helped so much especially when my thoughts won't stop spiralling. Also make time to cook, eat and watch a comfort TV show!
Supplements or CBD
CBD claims to help many issues and have various benefits such as helping with overall wellbeing, sleep problems, anxiety and stress, the latter three I've definitely been struggling with recently. I have been trying the *Natural Works 10% CBD Oil (£40) on and off for the past couple of weeks (always do your own research before taking any kind of supplement and if you are unsure, ask your doctor before taking anything). Their CBD oil is vegan friendly, 100% natural and is derived from organic Swiss grown hemp. Thankfully the oil doesn't have any flavour which is something I prefer for supplements and I haven't noticed any negative effects. 

Research into the effects of CBD is still currently taking place and more research is needed in the future. I personally feel as though it does help me feel a little bit less anxious and stressed but that is just my personal experience and I will definitely need to try it for a longer period of time to see if there are other results or benefits. If you are interested, they do have a code to get 25% off for veganuary on their website so you can check it out along with their very useful information about CBD. 

Deep Breathing and 3-3-3 Rule
A couple of other useful tips I've found recently is to try and focus on deep breathing and nothing else; although sometimes when my thoughts are too strong this doesn't work for me and I have to try and distract myself further. When these moments happen, I find that the 3-3-3 rule helps massively which involves noting three things around you, three things you can hear and three parts of your body - I find this process to be very grounding. 

Anxiety is such a personal struggle and everyone deals with it in different ways such as yoga, mediation, exercise, trying new hobbies and seeking help, whatever works for you. I have just listed a few tips and products that have been helping me recently although I know it will be something I will probably have to deal with on and off throughout my life, these tips have been very beneficial for me. If you have any tips, leave them in the comments below. 

Have you tried CBD? If you suffer with anxiety, do you have any tips? 

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8 comments

  1. Breathing exercises have always helped me!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

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  2. A want to try these! My husband and I both use products for anxiety and sleeping

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  3. I like the idea of the 333 rule, definitely something to remember and try x

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  4. These are great tips. I find if I get up and do something and try to take my mind off my anxiety, I end up feeling better than before xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  5. These are some really helpful tips. I haven't tried CBD myself but I know of others who have said it really helps them.

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  6. Breathing techniques have helped me so much with my sleep anxiety / insomnia

    Jasmine xx

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  7. Conscious breathing is my go to when feeling nervous. I usually do the 7/11 technique x

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  8. I find rescue remedy really helps me if I'm anxious xx

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