Anxiety and disability co-exist with mental illnesses. Instead of spending a fortune on self-care, here are a few things that aren’t heavy on your pocket that may help.
- Mindfulness – This involves focusing on a physical feeling. When negative thoughts appear, the person meditating returns to the positive focus. Mindful meditation can be.
- Breath Meditation – The person focuses on their breathing. Breathing exercise taught in birth classes are based on this.
- Visualization – This means focusing on a specific event or space. Visualization meditation has been used for many centuries, not surprising since we are created as visual beings.
- You Are A Bad Ass – this book is easy to read the guide by the world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero. He shares inspiring stories, sage advice, and easy exercises to help change how you see yourself.
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- F*** Feelings – the self-care book that anyone with anxiety and disability should have on their bookshelf. Written by a psychiatrist his comedy writer daughter, these two help you to put aside unrealistic expectations and to stop trying to change what you cant.
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Keep A Journal
- Write When You Feel – while you are in the situation or as soon as you can.
- Ask Yourself This – What am I telling myself? How anxious am I feeling?. Monitor your progress and keep a record of the dates.
Have A Cup Of Tea
- Chamomile Tea – this tea is effective in helping you relax and sleep. It is a herb and not as potent as pharmaceutical drugs – but a lot safer in the long run.
- Lavender Tea – a herb that is effective in treating anxiety. It is even compared to being as effective as pharmaceutical drugs such as Benzodiazepines (Alzam and Xanax).