(Closed) How to calm my nerves

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Lavender is my secret weapon.

I use lavender sachets in my drawer, a pillow mist to spray on our pillows before bed, and have a lavender Febreeze for the living room furniture. It has a naturally calming effect, isn’t too sweet or girly so guys don’t seem to mind, and when used correctly is so light it’s barely noticable.

Actually, I kept a lavender sachet with me on my wedding day to keep me calm! 

Some people also find vanilla to have soothing effects, which is why it’s often combined with lavender as a scent (bathroom currently has a lavender-vanilla diffuser).

Also, I’ve found that light exercise helps calm any tense muscles, and usually makes me feel mentally better because I focus on breathing and counting reps rather than my stress. 

Do you have a favorite comfort food? Sometimes eating or even smelling a food that means safety, security, or calmness can be soothing (which explains why Yankee Candle is still doing so well… we crave the smell of things we love!). 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Try excercising in the morning. Or discuss anti-anxiety pills with your doctor.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yoga can be really great. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Anna22:  These are some great suggestions, lavender and yoga also work for me. 

And wine, hehe.

What are you feeling so anxious about, dear?  Sometimes venting and knowing others understand can help lesson tension.

Other thoughts to help – deep breaths, taking a walk, stretching – for a few.  Tea is good (maybe find decaf tea) or anything you find relaxing.  What about trying a food or drink from your childhood (milk? macaroni and cheese?) that you associate with comfort and relaxation? 

Post # 7
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Newbee

excersise is the best you can do,

 

if that does not work.

 

Gin on the rocks, DIRTY

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Xanax.

Breathing, yoga, going for a walk, Bach flower remedies.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I find things that are similar to milk but not milk really calming to drink (horchata or soy milk) but maybe that’s just me because I like them so much. 

If you’re looking into getting medication klonopin is super effective, but I’d recomend medical marijuana as the best for long-term use.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MabelleBliss:  Is medical marijuana prescribed for stress/anxiety?  If so, I never knew that.  Hmmmmm.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Anna22:  every afternoon around 230 I take a break, have peppermint tea with honey and a caramel rice cake and them, after work, go for a 20 minute walk. It’s the best remedy for that daily stress.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This one sounds weird….but yell at the top of your lungs!

Make sure you do this when you’re alone so people don’t think your out of your mind. 😉

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Sunfire:  Yeah, there’s actaully a really large number of things they prescribe it for, although some people do get more anxiety/paranoia from it so I wouldn’t recomend it to everyone for that. But it’s really helped mine a ton, my anxiety level is constantly lowered not just when I’m actively using it.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MabelleBliss:  Just saw you live in CA.  Lucky duck!!!  I don’t think my doc will go for that here in ol’ NC, lol.  But that’s awesome! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I take a break if I’m stressed and play solitaire on my phone!  It takes my mind off of the problem and focuses it on something else entirely.  I’ve kind of trained myself to grab it when I’m freaking out a little.

I also keep my water bottle with me all the time, it’s like my security blanket.  I drink a lot of water, and it makes me feel better!  Not necessarily helpful for stress relief always, but I feel like it helps me relax a little and calm down!

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