These two are my MVPs. Fairly self-explanatory, but my go-to at the first signs of anxiety. My personal favorite mints have to be these. I HAVE to have these at hand while performing. No exceptions. And with water, it’s always good to be hydrated! My skin as well as my mind thank me later for the water I drink.
Fragrances have a way setting the mood of a room, which if you think about it, can be quite essential when experiencing anxiety. Candles, diffusers, bath bombs, lotions, and even perfumes with notes like bergamot, lavender, eucalyptus, mint, ylang ylang, frankincense, and citrus help to calm senses, lower heart rates, and ease breathing. Candles are a must for me. I’m obsessed with them and always have a supply on hand as well as a few going throughout the house. (Some favorites: this one, this one, and this one) So good!
If you’re not a candle-burner, and suffer from anxiety, I highly recommend getting one with some off these notes. It seems like something so small, but it makes such a difference.
I have to just say how amazing bath bombs are while I’m here and we are on the subject. First off, just taking a bubble bath has a way of making me feel relaxed and like I am doing something good for myself. Then, pair that with bath bombs that have anti-anxiety notes…perfection. (Some favorites: this one, this one, this one, and this one) Take time for yourself and breathe in deep.
“Everything is going to be ok”
“You’ve got this”
“You are not going to break your foot again”
“Just because someone else is sick does not mean you are going to get sick too”
“It’s ok to not know what’s going to happen”
“You are not alone”
“One step at a time”
“The ‘what ifs’ aren’t real, focus on the now and what is true”
Sometimes journalling and writing things down helps put things into perspective and relieves some fear and anxiety I am facing.
I hope some of these things help you like they have helped me. Please comment down below if you use any of these methods or share some of your own! I love to get advice from you guys. xx