I know I have said before that my hip causes me a lot of issues. I had a hip impingement which means that my joint is oval shape and not round, so it was rubbing when I walked, causing pain. In 2011 I had surgery […]
I know I have said before that my hip causes me a lot of issues. I had a hip impingement which means that my joint is oval shape and not round, so it was rubbing when I walked, causing pain. In 2011 I had surgery to correct it but I still have a lot of pain.
My mom sister, and I had signed up for Zumba classes at the gym,but too much activity with my hip is what causes the most pain. Some times my hip just plain stops working, I struggle to lift my leg and even walk.
Normally a Hot shower helps a bit. Then I realized if running how water on it helps, soaking in it could be amazing. It is, I also decided to make it a whole thing so I made some bath salts. I chose to make the bath salts instead of buying them, because when I was looking at the ones in the stores they all smell like perfumed flowers and not lavender like it said. When I looked on the back lavender wasn’t even listed in the ingredients.
Plus I can make them, and have them smell just how I want. I went on Pinterest to find what essential oils are meant to help with joint pain, and among the many choices that had I found Lavender, and Eucalyptus should work. Since I put Lavender oil in just about everything and I really like the smell of Eucalyptus it was an easy choice.
This was super easy to make. I just took a mason jar filled it half way with Epsom Salts. Then I put in 10 drops of both Lavender and Eucalyptus oil, and a couple drops of food coloring, and mixed it by shaking it- a lot. The food color is unnecessary, it just kind of helps you tell if the oil is mixed in well and purple water is way more fun, also if you use too much it might stain your skin (it hasn’t happened to me… Yet.)
So after zumba I will run a bath and pour some of the bath salts in and soak for about 20 minutes. Its also a great time to use my Valentia Hydration Mask, and Hask Keratin Deep Conditioner. I find that after I am able to move my hip, and if I follow up with my Past Tense roll on I pretty much have no pain at all.
I have spent this weekend as an anxious mess. Friday I went to a restaurant/bar to watch a local Voice like competition. I was with a friend that I have known basically my whole life, and some of her friends. After the show was over we went […]
I have spent this weekend as an anxious mess.
Friday I went to a restaurant/bar to watch a local Voice like competition. I was with a friend that I have known basically my whole life, and some of her friends. After the show was over we went to a different bar, and stayed out for a while. Which was I mostly fine, I mean I was able to cope.
Also some advice guys, don’t walk up to a group of girls sticking your hand in their faces expecting them to just high five you.
Then the next night that same friend had been pulled into going out with someone from work and her friends, and didn’t want to be there alone not knowing anyone but the work friend. I know how uncomfortable it is to be around a group of people where you only know one person so I went, knowing that I shouldn’t. And my anxiety went into overdrive. I mean the bar wasn’t even crowded but I struggled so much. I hadn’t driven, so I couldn’t even leave. Fortunately I had said from the beginning that I couldn’t stay out long, so I was only out for two hours total, which I should have left an hour sooner than I had gone out.
That panic/anxiety attack lasted the whole night and caused my whole day today spent in an anxious haze. Basically I spent the day trying to breathe, and to not loose it completely. I mean ideally today should have been great, I got to see my sister and my nephew while my mom, other sister and I went to drop of my niece off. She is spending spring break with them. On the way home we stopped at the casino, which just has too much commotion for me.
Luckily for me when I got home for the night Tigre was ready to cuddle, I had tons of skittles, and lavender oil in my diffuser, so the rest of the night was easy. Then today I have the kids who are an amazing distractions.
But I am going to leave you with a few tips on how to handle socializing when you have social anxiety.
- So first, put some extra effort in your appearance. When you dress nice, or do your hair and make up, it’ll give you a little boost in confidence.
- Drive yourself, unless you plan on drinking, if you are driving you have control of when you leave. That way you have an exit strategy.
- Skip the diet soda. Ok this might just be me, but when I’m feeling anxious I crave sugar. Also all of the sugar makes me hyper, and they say that aspartame can cause anxiety attacks.
- Have at least one friend that your comfortable with.
- Know where the bathroom is. I know it sounds weird, but I often hide in the bathrooms. You know you can go in there lock the stall door, take a minute to breath and calm yourself down, and catch your breath
I hope these help you, and that you had a great weekend. I’m sure I have said this before, but I’m not posting this looking for sympathy, or pity. I am not sad, and there is nothing to worry about, my anxiety is just who I am, a happy anxious girl.
I hope you all had a great Easter. I did, Saturday morning at the park there was an Easter Egg hunt I went to with my friend and her son and seen my niece and sister up there too. Later in the […]
I hope you all had a great Easter. I did, Saturday morning at the park there was an Easter Egg hunt I went to with my friend and her son and seen my niece and sister up there too. Later in the afternoon we went to have dinner at my sisters house, her, my mom, my niece, my sisters boyfriend, and his parents as well. We had a nice dinner, followed by a game of Pictionary.
Also this happened…
Because my family loves meI’ve never liked crab claws, I remember being little, and my sisters would chase me around my Grandma’s house with them. I don’t know why they freak me out, but they do. A while ago Ashley decided to stick on in my face, I screamed, fell on the floor, and then when she stepped back… I took off out side. This time I just locked my self in the bathroom, as that door is easier to open then the front door.
Any way the next day, Easter Sunday, I got to eat skittles again (I had given them up for lent). My mom, sister, niece and I went to church in the morning, then out to brunch. Later, I went over to my friends house for dinner.
Then my niece came over to spend the night, since there was no school today I just babysat at my house. Until this my sister always worked on weekend nights, so I she always spent the night at my house at least one night out of the week. They changed the days that she goes to her dads to every other weekend now, and my sister doesn’t work evenings any more, so she doesn’t spend the night at much, and some weekends not at all.
So how was your holiday? Does your family have as much fun torturing you as mine does to me? leave a comment below.
It was just after Valentines day, I was taking down the heart shaped decorations, when the girls asked me to keep it up. My answer was “but valentines day is over.” To which they responded “It can be an Easter tree.” I’m […]
It was just after Valentines day, I was taking down the heart shaped decorations, when the girls asked me to keep it up. My answer was “but valentines day is over.” To which they responded “It can be an Easter tree.” I’m a sucker for reasonable, polite requests. Nine times out of ten if the kids ask me nicely for something, I will say yes. So now I kept the tree up. But it will come down after Easter…
So I went off to the store and bought some plastic Easter eggs, and ribbons. They had holes but the ribbon was too big so I had to use scissors to make them bigger so I can hang them on the tree. I also had the kids put stickers on some of the eggs to decorate them. and on the top I put on some bunny ears.
My tree has been up for nearly 5 months now, I don’t think any one has gotten as much use out of a Christmas Tree as I have this year.
Close your eyes… Wait maybe don’t, but imagine a mixture of fear, and nervousness constricting your heart. Now add some fluttery butterflies to your stomach, and tie a rubber band around your lungs-pull it tight. That, for me, is how an anxiety/panic […]
Close your eyes… Wait maybe don’t, but imagine a mixture of fear, and nervousness constricting your heart. Now add some fluttery butterflies to your stomach, and tie a rubber band around your lungs-pull it tight. That, for me, is how an anxiety/panic attack feels like. And I experience it daily.
I’m not sure if every one who experiences anxiety/panic attacks feel them the same. Actually I am pretty they don’t. I am also not sure what, or if there is difference between the two. I always just categorize them together.
Every day at one point or another I have a panic attack. Some times they last only a minute or two, some times a few hours. There has even been a time when one lasted a week, my poor dog and cat were so on edge that week. Some times it creeps up on me, with nothing triggering it. Those ones are shorter, less intense, and easier to recover from. But the ones that are triggered (by Heights, crowds, or the dark) are way worse, and take the whole next day to recover. Those days are spent sleeping. I do always have the tight feeling in my lungs, even when I am not having a full on attack. I don’t know why I guess it’s just a part of me.
I was diagnosed with Social Anxiety when I was fourteen , but I had my first panic attack when I was eleven. Unfortunately that coincided with my sister getting asthma, so after a breathing test said I was fine I was blown off as faking. Although a few times between 11 and fourteen, my mom had taken to me to the ER with a panic attack. Not that the doctors ever explained to me what was wrong, I’m not sure if they told my mom or not, but they just gave me a shot and sent me home.
I didn’t develop anxiety when I was 11, I can remember all of the way back at six and seven years old, telling my teacher every day that my tummy hurt. I didn’t know what being nervous was, and I wasn’t exactly scared. After a few tests determining that my stomach was fine, and the fact that as soon as my mom picked me up I was fine, I was brushed off as faking. That’s only my earliest memory of anxiety, my mom told me that when I was three, my self esteem was so low the doctors were concerned and had her praising every thing I did, like sitting and watching T.V. I also cried. A lot, every day.
I’m not entirely sure why I feel like sharing this, I don’t actually every talk about it. I have a little bit to my mom and my sisters. Maybe because yesterday was a rough anxiety day for me. But because I have been having panic attacks for so long, and so often, I can keep it together and suffer in silence for the most part, some times I lose it and end up crying.
I had the first panic attack at church. It was Palm Sunday, so there were more people then normal, and I just struggled a bit. Then later that day I went with my sister and niece to the movies to see Allegiant. I had to step out twice. There wasn’t even that many people there and it wasn’t that dark. I was fine right after we got outside.
It’s so frustrating, I want to just be able to get through a day with out any issues. I want to not question my every move. One day I will.