a former anxious girl's journey through holistic healing
Saturday, June 5, 2010
my weekend has been off to a great start despite a rough week. for some reason, my anxiety has been coming on pretty strong. i know i've been dealing with a lot, so my goal is to take one thing at a time. no sense worrying over everything because i don't have control over everything. i can only do what's in my power. in order to help myself along a bit, i'm amped up my workouts...
i kind of went a little nuts in my spin class tuesday night!
i've been doing more yoga at home... deep stretching and restorative, because restorative seems to be floating my boat a lot lately. i've been finding lots of comfort in checking in with my thoughts and feelings and practicing just sitting with them. i've also, as per a patricia moreno challenge, taken up a daily meditation.
the verdict? i'm LOVING it!
its very powerful to sit with yourself and just listen.
and its especially amazing when i'm feeling anxious because the first reaction to that is always "ah! get rid of it!" haha.
so i'm going to offer you the same challenge.
the next time you feel anxious, sit and close your eyes. rest your attention on your breath and just listen and tune into what's going on inside you. don't run from your feelings or judge them. you may be amazed at what you learn.
i know i've been! and when i do this, i'm not exerting energy trying to 'fight' the feelings. i find they go away in like 90 seconds max! fighting our anxieties and stresses actually brings 'em on stronger and it becomes a painful mental battle.
so i am happy to say that i've been feeling pretty good since yesterday. i had a heart to heart with one of my girlfriends about something that has been on my mind and causing me immense stress and she was so amazing about understanding. i've been meditating and yoga -ing and working out like nobody's business! i'm taking everything that's in my control and making it work for me and leaving the rest up to fate.
on another note:
i ordered some things from iherb.com the other day and am in loooooove! sun warrior protein powder is raw/vegan and i'm digging the chocolate. it's given me a lot more energy than other proteins i've tried and i notice a difference. its also a lot more filling. i also have been taking probiotics. i had lots of debate over this but everyone that took them swore by the power of them in helping keep a healthy tummy and regulating digestion. something that keeps my stomach feeling great? hell yeah! they are going very well so far and i haven't been taking enough to know how the impact is long term, but i'll report back in a few days.