Remedies for anxiety
In my experience. It's a tough/crippling one. Tell me yours.
- •Limiting social/friendship/romantic things to the ones that want to be around youI'm impulsive. My nature is to reach out to someone the second I want to see them and ask them about everything in their brain which is probably overwhelming. But rejection (even the incidental kind, or the pulling away, or the overlooking) wreaks havoc on a brain like mine. Sometimes it helps to just stop, and see who comes to you.
- •GabapentinNon addictive, non zonking, looks like Wes Anderson picked the color
- •Sun Potion's AnandamineMix with hot water, honey, and almond milk. Lots of vitamins. Tastes like hot chocolate + reishi which is very calming and good for the liver.
- •Audiobooks instead of news podcasts sometimesSounds selfish, and I'm still keeping up. I still get the paper. But listening to NPR non stop was fucking with me for a minute and I've recently switched to listening to Neil Degrasse Tyson talk about astrophysics. Miranda july is up next.
- •Long walks. By yourself. Trust me.Harder to get out the door in LA than NY for me, but always worth it. With music, or not, whatever
- •Raymond CarverWhat we talk about when we talk about love
- •I make a list. Not on here but on my phone or paper. I list the things I need to do that are stressing me out. It feels like getting them out out of my body when they are just stuck in my head. Then I can relax and breath and sleep.Suggested by @amieshmamie
- •Binge watching Parks and Rec. It's just so uplifting
- •Adding Maca root to your morning smoothie.It has changed my life. Its as dangerous as turmeric or ginger. It's just a ground up root vegetable. Tastes like peanut butter and jelly powder. I am an anxious driver and have been on highways like it's nothing since I started having this daily.
- •Dancing and singing to music like you are in 5th grade at a slumber party
- •Humor booksI like books written by comedians. Amy P, Tina Fey, Mindy K, Ellen, Aziz, etc...
- •Running, sleeping, reading and doing things you love.Hugs.Suggested by @anacrookston
- •I try focusing on something right in front of me. Pick it up, feel it in my hands, try describing how it feels. That helps puts me in the present. Breathing slowly helps also when I feel the anxiety rush and I'm trying to center. And Amie's suggestion of listing - I do that all the time and I agree, it helps get it out of your head.If I need something less immediate I'm with you about the walks. Runs help too. And I tend not to bring my music.Suggested by @nikkilounoel
- •Close your eyes and imagine a willow with branches gently swaying in the wind. The sky is the perfect color of blue.Suggested by @coxeyamanda
- •Running, working out, Xanax.In combinationSuggested by @MMeanswell
- •Deep breathes of lavender, going to the gym (even though it never feels like it'll help, it does), and taking control of a situation (where possible)Suggested by @jenjea
- •Short Meditation- I like Buddhify AppSuggested by @kate81
- •Suggested by @kate81