When you stop thinking about doing the hard thing, and ACTUALLY do it, the anxiety is no longer required. .
More action, less thinking about it, and your anxiety must reduce. .
LAVENDER - THE OIL OF COMMUNICATION ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lavender aids verbal expression. It calms the insecurities that are felt when we risk our true thoughts and feelings. Lavender addresses the fear of being seen and being heard.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lavender encourages emotional honesty and insists that we speak our innermost thoughts and desires. It is through open and honest communication that we experience unconditional love and acceptance.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Through lavenders courageous spirit, one is free to share their true self with others. Lavender has an array of uses and here are a select few:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💅🏻 SKIN: Dilute lavender with fractionated coconut oil roller bottle to help clear up skin irritations, such as chaffing. Great for little ones!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🛏 SLEEP: Add a few drops of Lavender and water in a spray bottle and spray onto pillows & bedding. Dilute with FCO and massage onto bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep, for all members of the family.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
😬 TAKE OUT THE OUCH: Put on insect bites to reduce the sting and encourage healing. Use on burns to encourage faster healing. Use to assist with soothing skin after too much sun.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💆🏻♀️CLEAR YOUR MIND: Dilute and apply to the temples and the back of the neck to lessen the effects of stress and anxious feelings. Add lavender to bath water with epsom salts or magnesium flakes to soak away the day’s stress and to promote a restful nights sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There’s been no hot water this week at my new place, so I haven’t showered since I had a horrible cold one on Monday. Wipe down washes only 🙈 I secretly didn’t mind too much because it takes a LOT of energy and self coaching to shower anyway. Oh that sweet sweet depression eh? 😂 why does it make self care so hard?
But now it’s got beyond a joke, I’ve been so ill from taking the cold shower, my head is all itchy, I need to wash my hair. The plumbers are due to arrive in half an hour but social anxiety makes this victory bitter sweet 🤦🏼♀️
I’m hiding in my room, I’m lucky that my boyfriend will deal with these people as I’m so shit in the morning! It takes 2 coffees to even think about leaving bed. And I need to reintroduce people in to my day slowly. Every day is like I’m starting again from fresh, no matter how much better I feel over all. New days are so hard for me!
And as I type... they are here! Ugh. That sinking feeling when the door goes! Even though I know it’s them. It makes me so nervous. Why do they have to knock twice?? Then I get two feelings of dread!
At least I’m going to be able to wash my hair before I go to the animal sanctuary. I don’t want to turn up looking grubby, that only makes my social anxiety 100x worse! 🙈
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No? Alexa? Siri would do it.
Do you ever feel drained of physical and mental energy? Finding yourself constantly caring for, supporting and helping others?
This is you using all your energy on other people. Likely because you love them or they’re paying you. It may work for a while...but...
You’re mind is like a battery, a car, a glass. You need re-charging, re-fuelling, re-filling.
Looking after yourself is the most effective use of your time and energy. It makes you more efficient.
You know best how to do this but here are some ideas:
💭 Yoga, stretching, meditation
💭 Time alone - running or in the bath!
💭 Reading something that inspires you
Have a glorious Friday gorgeous people
This is my favourite roller blend right now. Valor and Sacred Mountain applied to wrists and neck for those anxious feels. I use mine before going into busy shopping centres with the kids (school holidays are worse than Christmas 😬), during traffic jams and before scary adult moments, like meetings and phone calls (I swear I’m not grown up enough to do these things yet! 😅) Or sometimes I just put it on because it smells nice! It’s my pure-fume, because we don’t have to harm ourselves to smell good! 👌🏻 If you’re a naturally anxious person like I am, I just want to know you are not alone, and phone calls ARE scary.. just text or email like a normal anxious person! 😂 or roll this blend on and handle it like a boss 💪🏼
5 weeks to go 🇬🇧 shits getting real! Trying to squeeze in as much adventuring, work and quality time with friends before the big move, so I’m a bit all over the shop. I’m also realising that ill probably miss Sydney more than I’d like to admit... 🙈🤫
Anxiety can strike at the weirdest times, over the most insignificant things! Remember friends not to judge yourself when you start to feel anxious. Try not to beat yourself up for what you’re feeling, just focus on your breathing and all your self soothing techniques you have in your toolbox and IT WILL PASS. Don’t underestimate what a bit of self love and understanding will do in helping your anxious thoughts ease ❤️❤️
Anxiety is at a level 10 constantly now. For the past month, as it’s continued to get worse, I’ve realized that the reason for it is because I’m not turning to my eating disorder as much anymore. It seems as if I’m actually experiencing my feelings, now that I’m not suppressing them with food or lack of it. So, I guess this is the next step in my recovery: learning how to really feel my feelings and accept and process them. The loneliness and sadness will not go away by me controlling my food.
i am absolutely terrified at the thought of recovery. i’m not sure i know what happy is anymore, i’ve just been existing and i’m unsure of how to do more than that.
Ok so my anxiousness really been getting to me lately especially yesterday evening. Life happens to throw many challenges and curve balls at us and sometimes when there’s one too many to handle it can get tough, really tough. I was a few short breaths away from a panic attack. I didn’t share with anyone. I didn’t want to, I just kept it all inside. I knew what it was. It was my thoughts 💭 taking over and running 🏃♀️ around in my head each one worse than the next. I hadn’t felt this way in a very very long time. I pulled out my Breathe oil and rubbed a couple of drops on my chest for respiratory support and that tightness in my chest. Along with my regular supplements I also took one Copaiba softgel for internal respiratory and nervous system support bed. I prayed a bit and then I slept 🛏 slept longer than I’d slept in a while. I slept so deeply that I woke up with the ability to think more clearly and calm myself down to a more peaceful state of mind. Because thoughts are just that...thoughts. Copaiba is powerful. #copaiba #anxietyrelief #anxiety #anxious #anxiousness #Sleepsupport #naturalanxietyrelief #keepgoing #yourenotalone #prayer #prayerispowerful #naturalsleepsupport #essentialoils #copaibasoftgels
Second letter to Dad. (The first letter is on my other Instagram account)
Dear, I wrote to you earlier and realised there were a few things I forgot to add in my note. Basically, I'd just like to say thank you for all you've done over the years. Thanks for instilling a high work ethic in me at all expenses and for losing friendships as a result along the way.I'd like to say thank you for never failing to remind me of where or what I did wrong. I'd also like to say thank you for not once praising me for anything I did do right. I shouldn't forget to thank you for teaching me to say sorry for anything and everything, even if I'd done nothing wrong. I must not forget to thank you for the numerous times you'd turn around in the driving seat whilst traveling along the motorway at 70mph and dealing out beatings to me and my sister for being typical small kids that bickered on long journeys. And thanks also for beating me black and blue, whilst a policeman was present, in our home, who'd come to explain I'd done nothing wrong. Lastly, thank you for making me the man I am today. In your own special way, the man I adored and abhorred, loved and loathed, hero worshipped and hated has shaped me into the person he wanted me to be - another version of yourself. It was always "My way or the highway" with you wasn't it? It's a shame you'll never get to read this letter, or ever hear me utter any of these words in person as I lived in fear of you for the first 47 years of my life. You'll be glad to hear that even two years after your passing, you still have control over me and my life.
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Slowly putting the pieces of the puzzle together! Check out my story to see this song come to life with the band! “Panic Attack.” I’ll be talking more about this original song at my show next week xx
Turn away from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
Therapy is expensive y'all.