How to beat those anxious thoughts
After a year or more of social hiatus, if you are waking up with anxiety, then you are not alone. All over the world we’ve existed in our bubbles, and for more than a year we’ve lived an ‘unnormal’ life. We’ve all been forced to deal with a pandemic and understandably many of us now face some form of anxiety.
Everyone says seeing your family and friends is the first step. Catching up with friends and family can seem awkward at first. The first step is to acknowledge that we’ve all been in different places. If you’re out of practice in the art of small talk, the good news is that you will overcome this. Everyone is in the same boat. Getting on with daily life is next, and the struggle is real. Here are a few of our favourite tips:
5 Steps to help, include:
- When uncomfortable feelings come up, first take a few long breaths.
- Try to ground yourself in the moment.
- Walk or do some exercise, even just standing up can help.
- Have a game plan each day. Include one fun thing no matter how small.
- If it’s impacting your daily life, then do seek professional help.
Incorporating some essential oils into your life is an easy, no fail, activity you can do at home. Include taking a long bath with some essential oils, try Buckley and Phillips Aromatics Chill Out Blend which can help overcome feelings of fear and anxiety, balance moods and improve concentration and confidence. Calming oils of Rose, Frankincense, Bergamot, Basil and Ylang Ylang will help soothe the soul.
Burn a candle, try Buckley and Phillips Aromatics Happiness Artisan Candle, a radiant blend of essential oils renowned for being strengthening, uplifting and euphoric. Helps combat despair, melancholy and grief.
Have a longer than usual shower. Trying rubbing some essential oils of Rose and Frankincense diluted in some carrier oil onto your body before your shower.
Using an oil diffuser, burn some oils like Ylang Ylang and Geranium to help you relax whilst you watch your favourite TV Channel or show.
If your own feelings are not letting you get on with your normal life then it’s time to seek help.