Thursday, 3 March 2016

My Four ways to help Anxiety at home.




 After Having a Anxiety disorder for the past 5 years. I've finally figured out a couple of things that help me when I'm at home. I find it so much easier to control attacks when I'm in my own environment. For a long time I was struggling to control them at home and then a friend who suggested that I find things that I enjoy doing and it might take my mind of it. For a while I didn't believe her. But it came to the point I needed to try something to help me. Turns out it works. I know this won't work for everyone. Everyone is different. But today I wanted to share what helps me and maybe it will help you.

BATH'S
For a long time I wasn't a bath kind of person. But I found out that it's something I enjoy and it really relaxes me. I love the whole process off it. 9 times out of 10 I will opt for a bath (LUSH). When the anxiety is creeping up so I can relax myself before it turns into a full blown attack. I love picking out the bath bomb/melt and seeing it do its work and setting candles out and not using any technology. It helps my breathing and my Thought process. After a 10 minutes of being in the bath I've totally relaxed.

EXERCISE
This is a new one for me. I've never ever been the sporty kind of person. I love watching it but taking part was always a effort in school. Just recently I've found the love of working out and how it makes me feel. Not only does it make me feel good it helps my Anxiety. If I'm having a bad day with it I will do a workout. It takes my mind of the horrible symptoms anxiety brings.

FILM'S
I've never been one for sitting down and watching films. But since I made a effort to find things that help me with Anxiety at home. I've found I really enjoy sitting down and watching movies. I guess the story of the films gets me thinking of that instead of my anxiety thought process. This is something I do when I'm in a attack. It works pretty well. I don't suggest horrors though. I once did it and well it didn't end well. It also works well with the good old Netflix. Just watch whatever your watching. RU Paul's Drag Race is my favourite. It's such a easy watch.

CANDLES/WRITING DOWN THOUGHTS
This is something I try and do every night. My anxiety is usually the worst at night time. Doing these helps me calm myself down before I sleep. Candles are my favourite and I light as many as I can. In the darkness and seeing the candle lights flicker is so relaxing. Always make sure you turn them off before you sleep. Writing down thoughts is a good way to relax your brain and get rid of all thoughts in your head before you sleep. I always write a page and rip it up. It does help relax me and it keeps my anxiety at bay.

These are my way's to help anxiety at home.  Have you tried any of these. What do you do to help you.





10 comments:

  1. Great post! I agree with these, writing down your thoughts really helps me and so does having a relaxing bath! Thank you for this post :)

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm glad you have things that work for you
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  2. great post Amy,i myself do the baths,writing thoughts down and watching tv/netflix which does normally be a show of some sort and i find it helps x

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    1. Thanks hollie. They work wonders most of the time. Thanks for letting me know they work for you
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  3. Fantastic post Amy! I find exercising and adult colouring books are really helpful when it comes to anxiety and de-stressing! x

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    1. Thanks lovely. I Have a adult colouring book. but I've never gotten into it. I think I'm going to try doing it more
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  4. Great post! I always find reading to be a great method because you can transport your self to a different world from the comfort of your room x

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    1. Love this comment, And it's so true. I used to love reading and definitely need to get back into it.
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  5. I used to hate baths but been having more and more over the last year and love them. Definitely helps me relax especially after an anxious day. I really need to get into exercise again too - is there any specific ones you recommend?

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    1. They are so relaxing aren't they. Umm I just do my own kind of thing really. I go for long power walks which help a lot
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