Anxiety is different for everyone and is very common.
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives.
The following is a list of products that can help offer relief from anxiety
Anxiety can affect people at night and what is known as ‘Deep Pressure Stimulation’ can help aid restful sleep. (Read more about weighted blankets)
Colouring books for adults
This may sound strange or even a bit silly but sitting down and ‘colouring in’ can actually keep you in the present moment, which is one of the keys to reducing anxiety.
Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD syndrome is a condition described by the NHS as ‘a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern’.
It becomes more apparent in winter.
Sun lamps can be effective in boosting your mood and decreasing anxiety levels.
An Acupressure Mat
From unknotting tight muscles to, helping circulation and aiding sleep an acupressure mat can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Considered to produce a calming effect while soothing – aromatherapy oils are commonly used for helping reduce stress and induce a sense of calmness.
Keep a mindful journal
Journaling is considered an effective method to relieve anxiety and encourages mindfulness.
It is a process that encourages you to embrace mindfulness, detail your goals and monitor your progress as you build your own personal story.
Sleep Aids / ‘Stop spending too much time on phones at night’
We all spend too much time on our phones, especially at night and especially on Social Media.
This can result in a poor night’s sleep.
Many sleep aids play soothing sounds. This can include classical music or meditation sessions. These sessions can be set from 5 minutes to 20 minutes and then the sleep aid switches itself off (and hopefully you are sound asleep).
As a part of Chinese therapy, massage stones are used to massage the face and stimulate the acupressure points. Stimulation increases blood circulation and helps create a state of calm.
Bring nature into the room with an Aloe vera plant
Aloe vera is believed to reduce stress and anxiety symptoms.
The plant emits oxygen during the night and this can help induce a peaceful night’s sleep.
A study into knitting by the British Journal of Occupational Therapy has shown that there are social as well as personal benefits to knitting.
The study showed that people felt happier when knitting and so it can offer some relief.