Stylistas, can we get a break in 2021? The year has just begun and it seems like we can’t stop the shenanigans. You know insurrections, the pandemic? Even though there is quite a bit of chaos around us, how can we turn the chaos to quiet?
Today on the blog, I’m sharing 7 ways to quiet our inner selves when chaos seems to be the order of the days – – by reducing your anxiety naturally.
TURN IT OFF. Your cell phone, the television, your computer. All negative noise. The overload of news; bad news increases anxiety. Again, just turn it off!
PRAY/MEDITATE. I use the You Version app every morning before I get out of bed to read scripture and bible plans. The Shine App is a meditation app that I have used to calm my nerves when they’ve been frayed over the past months. This is a minority, female owned business. Give yourself the gift of peace and start your day with solitude and positivity. Think measured, open minded and your daily activities will follow.
EXERCISE. I subscribe to exercise channels on You Tube, where I can exercise in the privacy of my home. Get that body moving and release endorphins, which help to relieve stress. According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, just “five minutes of aerobic exercise can begin to stimulate anti-anxiety effects.”
USE & DIFFUSE ESSENTIAL OILS. Lavender oil can be used as a natural remedy to reduce anxiety. Add essential lavender oil to your bath water for a calming bath. Add a few drops to a tissue and place under your pillow to fall asleep sooner. Use lavender in an oil diffuser to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. My favorite essential oils are made by doTERRA.
DITCH THE CAFFEINE. Caffeine can trigger panic attacks and cause heart palpitations if you drink too much.
LISTEN TO MUSIC. Very Well Mind states, “Music can affect the body in many health-promoting way, which is the basis for a growing field known as music therapy. I wake up on most mornings and after prayer, head straight to my music app and listen to uplifting/motivational music. Listening to music can help lower the stress you encounter, setting your tone for the day!
GET YOUR REST. Studies show that the lack of sleep can contribute to anxiety.
So, let’s do better (including me) in reducing our anxiety. Because, let’s face it…everyday is not going to be a cake walk. Especially these days.
Wishing you peace, love and safety.
Until next time – – love and light!