Anxiety-Hello Again, My Old Friend

Uncategorized / Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Anxiety. What a word. We all know it, whether we suffer from it or we know the definition of the word. Let’s define it, shall we? Webster’s Dictionary defines Anxiety as this:

Simple Definition of anxiety

  • : fear or nervousness about what might happen

  • : a feeling of wanting to do something very much

How do you describe anxiety when it is happening to you? What do you do about it? I tend to talk. A lot. Mainly out loud, to myself, trying to justify the feeling, the nerves. Sometimes I don’t even know what I am talking about or having anxiety for. I turn to essential oils. Calming blends, lavender, uplifting ones, like citrus scents. I use them in all sorts of ways but mainly diffusing them. I try to remember my breathing, inhaling and exhaling calmly and evenly. Perhaps even inhaling for a count of 5, holding that breath for a count of 3, and exhaling for a count of 5, doing a few rounds until I feel more at ease. Alternate nostril breathing is also very good at calming a frenetic mind and focusing it on the breath. Watch the video below to see the breathing techniques I’ve discussed demonstrated.

What strategies do you have for calming an over active mind and anxious feelings?