How to create an anxiety slayer care kit
The New Year can be tough for anxiety sufferers as it often comes with a host of expectations and the inclination to make resolutions which often just increase our stress.
Instead of piling on, we recommend taking extra care and would like to share some tips for carrying an anxiety slayer care kit...
Things we recommend you carry
water or a flask of warm herbal tea - keeping hydrated is important
some mints and/or lip salve - sometimes anxiety is triggered by physical sensations that may or may not be anxiety e.g. a dry mouth. That can happen for many reasons but if you have had it with anxiety the chances are your mind has flagged it as a problem or warning signal so you might want to carry some mints and/or lip salve
a calming playlist on your phone or mp3 player - you could also load some guided breathing preactices, or relaxations or a favourite podcast episode
Rescue Remedy spray (available from Amazon and most health stores)
comfortable earphones - many anxiety sufferers are highly sensitive to noise, earphones can help you block out some external sound and choose what you want to hear
a piece of fruit or snack - if hunger or blood sugar fluctuations affect your anxiety keep a piece of fruit or snack with you.
a permission note - give yourself permission to stop and take five minutes. Write it on a slip of paper and keep it with you (a tip we borrowed from Brene Brown).
Our personal favourites:
Ananga's support kit:
Earphones - regular and noise cancelling and my iPod
Earplugs - soft and comfy in case I need to be really quiet for a few minutes
My meditation beads
Rescue Remedy night time spray
Relaxing tea selection: Lemon balm, chamomile, peppermint and fennel
An uplifting book - reading while blocking out noise helps me retreat into my own comfortable environment
Shann's support kit:
Favourite playlists and earphones
Colouring markers and journal
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on 2018-10-04 10:27 by admin
Emotional Peace: Guided Meditations for Challenging Times
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Emotional Peace is a collection of guided meditations created to ease stress and anxiety during challenging times. Spoken by Shann Vander Leek from the Anxiety Slayer podcast with soothing background music by Ananga.