Looking back, I think the peak of my anxiety kicked in the moment I became a mum as if it wasn't already bad enough having sleepless nights about the future . Some anxiety is rational, and some is not...who am I to judge?!
There are many things that can add to one's anxiety. Here are a few surprising ones :
🌿 Caffeine! Personally, filter coffee tops the list. You really dont want to know what Energy Drinks do to me! This is a simple one. Try cutting down the amount of caffeine you consume and consider switching to calming beverages like chamomile tea.
🌿 Untidy surroundings! Messy house? Messy car? Some people, me included, find untidy surroundings very unsettling. It's a major trigger, possibly exacerbated when you have no control of the environment. Where possible....regular clean ups of the areas around you can be very helpful in bringing you relief.
🌿 Lack of Sleep! Not only does it impair memory, but it can really do a number on your decision-making skills and paranoia. There's a reason why people often suggest you "sleep on it" when it comes to important decisions. Having a regular, effective sleep routine helps keep anxiety in check.
🌿 Self-care neglect! The hobo look is only cute when it's intentional. Spending your days unbathed, skipping meals, and not seeking medical attention when needed can really do a number on your anxiety levels. Be it high heels, a power suit, or some spa R&R... taking care of yourself and looking and feeling good pumps your body full of endorphins that help curb your anxiety.
🌿 Stress. Stress and anxiety often go hand in hand, and stress is a more challenging one to address. Finding ways to manage your stress both mentally and physically is paramount to managing your anxiety.
I know some of these things seem easier said than done, but don't worry. I am here to support you every step of the way. Tumi Wellness offers coaching and counselling services to help you get the results you need!
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- Coach Trish Tumi