Going to a store makes me very anxious. I think that’s why I buy so much candy, because anxiety=candy… Right? Right. Any way this weekend I went to Saginaw with my mom, Ash and Linkin. If going to a basically empty store makes me anxious going to the mall in a much bigger area is awful. So Saturday was very difficult.
I knew I was going to struggle at the mall, and other stores. So to try to make it as easy as possible for me I pulled out my necklace that I had glued fleece to the back of and added a couple of drops of lavender oil. Lavender oil helps so much with anxiety. It doesn’t take it away, but if anxiety was a group of people, about half of them are too busy off smelling flowers, and can’t tell me that something’s wrong. Saturday wasn’t spent with out feeling anxious, but it was easier. I think the only time I really struggled was when we went for dinner, I know I was very very spacy.
When I got home I knew I still needed to de-stress a bit. So I decided to take a warm bath, with a Da Bomb bath fizzer. I used the “F” Bomb, which is a lavender bath fizzer that turned my water a lovely shade of purple. Once the bathbomb dissolved I found a note saying ” You don’t have to control your thought. You just have to stop letting them control you.” I thought that was nice. Also a little while ago I used a cake scented one and I found a little plastic donut in the tub. I also put on the Three Times Sublime face mask by Formula 10.0.6.
Then while the mask was drying and I was soaking in the tube I brought my ipad to catch up on my favorite Youtube videos. RN I’ve been watching a lot of Louise’s vlogs. (SprinkleofChatter) I don’t know what it is, but there is something so calming about watching how what someone else does in a day or week, and not having to focus on your day.
After that I used PJ’s All Day body scrub from Posh and PJ’s All Day body butter, because why not exfoliate and moisturize. These lavender infused products are amazing. I love the smell how well they work. Plus with the lavender in them they have the added benefit of a soothing and comforting scent. Then I went to sleep.
I know how it sounds, but my day wasn’t bad. I had a great time shopping with my mom, sister, and nephew. It’s just that Anxiety doesn’t care if you’re having a good time it will still creep in and make it difficult. Which is the main reason I suffer and struggle with my anxiety as I do. Because since I have a very close family, I don’t want them to not be to do something that they want because I can’t. So I push myself further than I should and spend too much time asleep the next day. Last weekend I was mostly ok, the lavender oil in my necklace helped so much. I was still stressed and needed to relax a bit to fall asleep.
How do you relax and de-stress after a long day? Tell me in the comments, because I am always looking for new ways as I am always beyond stressed.