Just the word increases my heart rate and shortens my breaths.
Oftentimes anxiety is generated from an excess of stress and unpredictable circumstances. We like to know what we are doing and where we are going and how it will turn out. The familiar is comfortable, but often times is not the best option.
Surprise! Anxiety may be your new best friend! A true best friend knows when to keep in close touch and when to allow space. They know just the right way to be brutally honest and aren’t afraid to give it to you straight. Because they love you, they want you to live your absolute best life ever! To the fullest of each and every one of your potentials. They will urge you out of comfortable mundane life to stretch your horizons, that you may never become stagnant. I like to imagine this is what anxiety is, my best friend pulling me out of delusions of dullness, igniting the fire under my ass to get me going. It is never a comfortable thing, if it were we can be certain we are doing it wrong.
The difference between a friend and anxiety is that you can communicate with your friend and they will know when to be soft and gentle and loving, whereas anxiety is full force ahead and may slam you into the wall of panic attack.
I have found 4 ways to create instant calm that I’ve found work best in taming anxiety so that it may be utilized in my favor,
Through the breath, through the feet, under the tongue and through the nose…
Calm Through the breath; I utilize the wonderful Calm Aura Refresher and deep breaths to bring a sense of instant calm and well being, each works fine alone, but phenomenal together. Check out the Calm Aura Refresher here.
Through the feet; an often times over looked yet incredibly simple method of taming anxiety. When we are anxious all our energy is in our head, we loose our footing, our foundation starts to crumble if we cannot find solid ground. Take off your shoes and socks, go find a soft patch of earth and feel the dirt under your feet. Kiss the earth with your toes, feel connected, feel whole again, take some deep breaths here and imagine all that energy in your head flowing down and out through your feet, into the earth. Feel solid again. Take a walk barefoot if you have the opportunity.
Under the tongue; This quote came from one of my favorite humans right as the wind was fully being swallowed from my sails,
“We are all faced with a series of opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.” -John W. Gardner
This quote says everything I needed to hear. Everything I needed to remember.
I made a tincture to go with it. It works perfectly.
It uplifts your mindset, balances hormones, relieves depression, creates calm, alleviates PMS.
Its a lovely blend of organic Kava kava, Damiana, Lemon balm and love. To use; drop it under the tongue and swallow. Try this anti-anxiety tincture found here.
Creat instant calm Through the nose; Our sense of smell is a wonderful way to create an emotional response. Try utilizing plant aromas on pulse points so they can be breathed in all day long. A wonderful blend can be found here, full of all the balancing goodness needed to sooth your soul and mind through out the day.
I hope one of the 4 ways to create instant calm work for you, if not all. May you find some balance admist the caucophony of daily life, and may you learn to mildy embrace the messenger in anxiety. Let me know if you try any of these methods and how they work for you. Tell me what your favorite way to relieve anxiety is, I’d love to hear from you!