Me and Dizzy attempting to combat anxiety…

I’ve decided 2017 is already way too stressful for me and Dizzy. We’re back at the hospital on Wednesday for tests. One of those visits to find out your synptoms could be nothing or something really serious.

The waiting is making me go a bit nutty with stress so I thought I would make a little post on my ways of helping combat anxiety. It helps me remember to do them and hopefully will be useful to other people too!

  1. Talking to someone. For me I always jump to the worst case scenario and then spend hours thinking about this worse case scenario until I’m completely convinced this is definitely what is going to happen and I may as well give up on life now. But as soon as I talk to someone and they remind me there are other options things seem abit better. 🙂img_0704-2
  2. Yoga! I do find yoga amazing. Meditation can sometimes be good but if I’m really stress I find it just gives my mind extra time to worry. Yoga with Adriene is my favourite as I never feel rubbish if I can’t do any of the positions and some of them I find so relaxing I’m nearly asleep by the end!img_0694-2
  3. Yummy Food!
  4. Rubbish telly. This one comes with yummy food. Day time telly or silly films where the worst thing that happens is someone being late for work because they’ve got stuck behind a hang of ducks. This has to be done properly though with snuggly blanket/duvet and yummy food. 🙂
  5. Cuddles! Because I do love cuddles.

And if all else fails just head back to bed. 🙂

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Let me know what your stress reducing methods are so I can give them a go. 🙂

 

67 thoughts on “Me and Dizzy attempting to combat anxiety…

  1. Felicia Denise says:

    Music! I have playlists as short and 20 minutes, and as long as eleven and a half hours – just depends on my stress level!

    I don’t have any one style of music. It’s all a mishmash of my favorite songs from R & B to pop to classical! I put on my earphones and let the world go! 😉

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  2. trippingthroughtreacle says:

    I’m with you in the yoga – Adriene doesn’t make you feel like a failure if you can’t manage the poses. I agree with all that you’ve written and I also find that a good clear out/tidy really helps. Sad I know but tidy house tidy mind and all that! I hope that everything goes well on Wednesday x

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  3. Scarlett79 says:

    I pray. I give it to God and he’s always there, day or night, rain or shine ❤ I'll send you some Angel's, there are many waiting for a job, or looking after someone. Blessings ❤ Angels are on their way !!! ❤

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  4. Daal says:

    wishing you all the very best, dear dinosarusdonkeysandms – fear is the most corrosive emotion for me. talking with others is good, so long as they’re the sorts who won’t further escalate my terrors. writing helps me. am not at all religious & am only vaguely spiritual, but prayer helps, as do the prayers of others. Ah – & reading!

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      Thank you for your comment Daal. I definitely agree with you, it’s got to be people that help put your fears into perspective or somehow find the funny side to them. I always find that helps, even if the situation is really serious. Writing, reading and prayers are all great ones aswell. 🙂 xx

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  5. forgivingjournal says:

    So lovely to meet you! This is a helpful post, thank you for the reminders to reduce stress. 🙂
    For me, here are a few things that I do:
    1. meditate – tuning inside helps me let go ❤
    2. breathing – I take 3 deep breaths
    3. humor – telling a joke can help me to lighten up

    Thanks again, and so glad you are following my blog. 🙂 Welcome!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I hope some people find this post useful. 🙂
      Humour is an amazing one! Even when you’re feeling really low a good laugh always makes you feel like your problems are a bit more management. Thank you for the other two aswell. Breathing is one I’m trying to do more of at the moment. xx

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  6. anne leueen says:

    I agree with some of the other comments that music is good but I think it must be carefully chosen. For me my bet stress buster is riding my horse. If I get anxious about a competition coming up then I sit and close my eyes and concentrate on breathing out and letting go and breathing in and handing over my anxiety to a higher power. I love your photos! They are so fitting for this post.

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  7. 1wisewoman1 says:

    Hi. I’m glad to have found your blog. I have chronic illness and mental illness. I’ve been using mindfulness practice to reduce anxiety. Finding it useful, but as usual, hard to remind myself to do it. It takes practice. I’m enjoying your light-hearted approach and look forward to reading more!

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  8. cathysrealcountrygardencom says:

    Gardening. Watching anything grow . Take cuttings of everything and see if they will root on the window sill and the pot them on. Following life takes your mind off worrying about your own health. I am few years in from ms diagnosis and in very good health, so chin up and grow stuff!

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      Gardening and watching things grow is a brilliant one! I haven’t tried to grow anything in a while though so I might give that another try soon. Just have my cactuses at the moment. 🙂 You’re the same as me, I’m a few years in aswell but after a recent relapse and now having tests for other health problems it all got abit much. Doing much better now. 🙂 Following life is definitely the key. Thank you. 🙂 xx

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      I love cactus. 🙂 I’ll have a go with spider plants. I know they grow well as I got one for my dad years ago and his whole kitchen and lounge were covered in them after a few years! 🙂 Thank you for the suggestions. xx

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  9. kitcatsdesigns says:

    I loved your post, I personally just started doing a 10 min yoga routine to start my day, I also listen to inspirational pod casts or audio books. I understand the anxiety, stress, I have a stressful job and sometimes has a lot of negative aspects to it. Good luck to you !

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