Why Yoga is the Best Anxiety Management (For Me)

Last year, the dude's friend K invited me to an outdoor yoga class that's right by my apartment. I had just gotten Down Dog and started trying to practice more regularly and for longer than 30 minutes. Because we travelled a lot that summer and I didn't have much endurance built up for an hour-long … Continue reading Why Yoga is the Best Anxiety Management (For Me)

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Anxiety is an endurance race that ever ends and that no one sees you training for

You know those times when nothing huge has happened, but somehow things like not sleeping well, a transition, and/or something hanging over your head has your anxiety like  This was me for the last week and a half. The reason I kind of dropped off the face of the earth is that we went on … Continue reading Anxiety is an endurance race that ever ends and that no one sees you training for

More on Tracking Symptoms and Habits

As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of tracking symptoms, emotions, habits, etc. I've recently started tracking my food so that I can start eating just a little bit better. I stumbled upon this kickstarter for the Thrive Journal, which has everything I want all in one place. I keep checking every day, hoping … Continue reading More on Tracking Symptoms and Habits

Self-care tips

Before we dive into the actual tips part, I feel like I should probably give you a run-down of my self-care history (spoiler alert, it's not great). My parents got divorced when I was really young, and I have no memory of them as a couple. It's weird to me when they're in the same … Continue reading Self-care tips

Tracking symptoms and activities to help you figure your anxiety out

For three months, I've been tracking some symptoms and activities. This is and isn't related to anxiety: I wanted to use this to help me spot triggers, but I also wanted to see how anxiety was connected to PMS, if at all. (Spoiler alert: yes, sorta.) The first step was to figure out exactly what I … Continue reading Tracking symptoms and activities to help you figure your anxiety out

Making and using a weighted blanket

Guys! I made my weighted blanket! Isn't she gorgeous? A weighted blanket is exactly what it sounds like. It's a blanket sewn into a grid and in each square of the grid is some kind of weight, usually plastic pellets(natural stuff like corn and rice works, but can rot and isn't washable). You snuggle up under … Continue reading Making and using a weighted blanket

How my dog helps my anxiety

Look at this face. Look how cute. I get to come home to this every day, and it's amazing. I say all the time that I don't know how I would have gotten through all of the really intense anxiety stuff without the dude and my sister. And I really don't. But I also wouldn't … Continue reading How my dog helps my anxiety