Showing posts with label anxiety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anxiety. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Five Favorite De-Stressors - 7 Posts in 7 Days: Day 3

I'm participating in the 7 Posts in 7 Days link-up at Conversion Diary, and this is my post for Day 3.  Go here to read the posts from the other bloggers in the link-up.  And go here to find a list of all 7 of my posts for this round of the link-up.

And because I'm lazy efficient, it's a dual link-up kind of day, because this is also my Five Favorites post.  Check out the others at Moxie Wife.

I get anxious and stressed.  A lot.  A whole, whole, whole lot.  I've had to find little tricks to help reduce my stress levels, so I don't go all panic-attacky.  So today, I'm sharing my five favorite ways to reduce anxiety and de-stress!

Reading A Favorite Book
These beauties are definitely not just for show.
Probably the number one thing I due to reduce anxiety is to distract my brain with a good book.  Personally, I've found the best things to read when anxious are not new books.  It requires too much concentration and focus when you don't already know the story, and focusing is way too hard to do when I'm really rockin' the anxiety.  Instead, I grab a tried and true favorite, and it's like sitting down with an old friend who's keeping me company until I get myself calmed down and back in order again.

Drink Something Relaxing

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Story in Pictures: My Trip to the ER

This is me.

heart beat photo: Heart beat beat1.gif
This is how fast my heart was beating when I just sitting and doing nothing.  (That's 120 beats per minute, in case you're wondering.)

This is me in the Emergency Room, where my primary care doc sent me after an EKG really concerned her.  I think she was afraid I might have a heart attack.  To be completely honest, I was afraid of that too.  My heartrate was between 120 and 150 bpm at rest.  YIKES!