Do you ever feel just totally disconnected with yourself, others and sprung tightly like a coil?
Do you want that feeling to disappear?
Is it holding you back from being the best you can be?
Are you ready to commit to yourself EVERY DAY? Wait...did you literally just think 'oh f*ck, have I got time for this? I can't commit to anything every day because I'm too busy!
Trust me, in this blog post, I will reveal to you my very own personal, daily self-care ritual that is easy to do every day and it has to be!
I run 3 businesses and raising a 5 year old as a single mum!
I know busy, I know overwhelm, I know anxiety, I know how it feels to just want to hide.
In this post, I will share with you how I relieved my anxiety once and for all using my 30 Minute Anxiety Releasing Ritual:
Before I show you my 30 Minute Anxiety Releasing Ritual below, I first want to explain to you why this specific ritual is unique in its connection and consistency, that gets you the results you want - a strategy to rid anxiety once and for all.
The first step is realising the physical feeling of anxiety will never just go away.
You will get continuously triggered throughout your life.
The second step is to realise that there is NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!
The only way to manage anxiety is to accept it is simply your body's physical response and chemical reaction to an external circumstance/trigger/situation.
It is a message.
Not a problem or disease that needs fixing or medicating.
If you can learn to listen to your body with love and acceptance...truly listen to what it is trying to tell you, you can aid the release of your own anxiety by acting accordingly to the message your body is trying to give you.
When you truly accept this simple, scientific fact of what Anxiety actually is, you can remove self-doubt, self-blame and the negative stories you have habitually wired yourself to believe, perhaps over years of your life.
Let me explain...
Which comes first? The chicken or the egg?
WRONG - The intuitive way of imaging how our bodies work: thoughts, feelings then physical reactions is incorrect! That is NOT how any of us experience anxiety.
CORRECT - The physical chemical reaction and feelings come first, whilst the thoughts come later.
This means that we CANNOT just change out thinking and make the feelings go away.
However, we can use our thoughts to challenge those feelings, accept them, acknowledge them, love them and hug them.
With CONSISTENT daily rituals, we can slowly teaching our body to release the stored anxiety and to STOP producing those chemical reactions.
This takes a daily commitment!
You must treat this Ritual with the same importance as brushing your teeth.
Only through repetition can you form new daily habits.
This is the only way to re-programme your brain's limbic system (responsible for interpreting emotional responses, storing memories, thoughts, beliefs and regulating hormones, to name but a few!)
Ok, so that's consistency covered, but what about CONNECTION?
What makes this specific ritual unique is how I connect a variety of alternative therapy techniques together, rather than isolating them and doing them separately.
Why wouldn't you? It's just mathematically sensible.
If all these techniques are proven to have huge benefits for releasing anxiety, then you want to do them all surely?
It's like having a multi-vitamin. Why just take Vitamin C when I need all of them, so I will ensure I take all of them.
How is it unique?
I simply haven't ever found anybody online who connects all the dots and puts all the best stuff together. I can search for each separately and find lots of tips and advice...but nothing that's stitched them altogether...
Why was this probably the MOST IMPORTANT point for me?
I'm a busy mum!
I really don't have time to do everything. It's not an excuse. It's a fact!
So I needed to create a ritual that helped me relieve my anxiety, as well as connected a variety of techniques to save time, as well as have a better impact on my nervous system and connect the dots for my MIND & BODY!
I needed to stimulate, calm and release stored anxiety and trauma within my nervous system daily and follow through with my commitment to myself!
So my 30 minute Anxiety Releasing Ritual was created!
And the beautiful thing about it, you can edit and adapt the ritual to suit your needs/time and therapy preferences.
This specific routine just happens to personally suit me, with the inclusion of techniques that I personally find to be the most effective for anxiety.
Before you start >>>Drink a glass of warm water with lemon. Dehydration can trigger Anxiety.
STEP ONE - 5 mins Grounding Technique - To release excess energy
Slowly walk barefoot on grass and connect your energy with the grounding energy of the Earth.
Our body is made up of millions of positively charged cells.
Excess, stored energy that has stagnated needs to be released.
The Earth acts as the conductor your body needs to release negative energy. In the same way a physical therapist acts as the conductor for you during a massage.
Whilst you are walking, you need to be doing the following things simultaneously:
Breathing 3, 4, 5 technique with a personal Aromatherapy Inhaler with a specific anxiety relieving blend of Essential Oils (see my Essential Oil Blend below)
Breathing 3, 4, 5: You inhale for 3 seconds, hold your breath for 4 seconds and slowly exhale for 5 seconds.
This technique calms your nervous system by increasing oxygen, slowly releasing carbon dioxide and slowing down your heart rate, which in turn helps regulate your blood pressure.
Personal Aromatherapy Inhaler - By stimulating our limbic system through inhaling the therapeutic benefits of Essential Oils through our Olfactory Nerve, we can slowly over time help support our brain's re-programming through scent association. In addition, the medicinal properties of the Essential Oils themselves stimulate certain physical, chemical and emotional responses.
Anxiety Relieving Essential Oil Blend - This specific blend will be used daily throughout every aspect of this ritual. This blend uses Petigrain, Bergamot and Sweet Orange Essential Oils.
Simply add 20 drops of Petigrain, 20 drops of Bergamot and 10 drops of Sweet Orange to the cotton insert of your personal inhaler. Otherwise you can order a personal inhaler here from my store.
It is important that if you're currently working and focusing on a specific issue, such as anxiety, choose your blend and stick with it daily whilst you perform your daily ritual for this issue.
BENEFITS OF PETIGRAIN, BARGAMOT & SWEET ORANGE
Together they promote the relief of Anxiety and Nervous System Issues, Insomnia, Over-thinking, Boundaries, Nervous Exhaustion & Depression.
Their actions together are anti-spasmodic, nervine, stimulant, anti-depressant, sedative & anti-inflammatory.
Hold a crystal of choice in your other hand and rub it whilst performing your Grounding Walk. Why?
Again, this is to do with excess energy.
Did you know that if you hold a natural object in your hand whilst you are thinking, talking or feeling nervous/anxious (for example, at an interview), your brain subconsciously concentrates the excess energy to the object and away from the area of your body that you're feeling anxious in.
It's quite amazing actually! It really works!
I always use this technique when at interviews/creating presentations. So there's another personal secret I've revealed to you! ;)
But why crystals?
Well, crystals are natural objects with their own energy properties and certain crystals compliment/help certain emotions.
Key Crystals that you can use to support the Anxiety Relief:
Ok, so far I have you walking around your garden, barefoot, inhaling essential oils and rubbing a crystal. Simple right? Quick, easy and so effective! If you can't go outside, just perform the same technique, barefoot indoors, as long as you're moving whilst doing it.
STEP 2 - 3 minutes - Affirmations, Breathing 3, 4, 5
Once you have grounded your body, go to your yoga mat.
Stand still. Spend 1 minute Breathing 3, 4, 5 whilst inhaling your Essential Oils Blend.
1 Minute - Stand Still and listen to your body. Ask yourself these questions...
How am I feeling now?
Where am I feeling something in my body?
What is it I can feel? Name the feeling...
Now repeat a personal affirmation to yourself whilst continuing to spend another minute Breathing 3, 4, 5 whilst inhaling your Essential Oil Blend.
Affirmation examples to help support anxiety could be:
STEP 3 - 3 minutes - Tapping/Vibrations + Affirmations
Sit down on your yoga mat comfortably with your legs crossed or whichever is most comfortable for you.
Spend 3 minutes completing your Tapping Routine - These vibrations directly stimulate your nervous system and encourage it to relax and release tension.
Key Tapping Positions are demonstrated in my FACEBOOK GROUP - JOIN HERE. Simply join and search for my live video #lives #anxietytips.
Whilst Tapping, say your chosen personal affirmations repeatedly. You can choose a few different affirmations.
Step 4 - 1 Minute Breathing 3, 4, 5 + Inhaling Essential Oils
Repeat this breathing and inhaling process for one more minute to bring you back to balance after the tapping.
Step 5 - 6 Minutes - Reflexology
By stimulating certain Reflex points on our body we can directly stimulate our nervous system. Our aim is to send positive signals to our brain whilst clearing any congestion, stagnation and built up tension.
Spend 1 minute slowly stimulating each reflex point. If you have the time, you can spend longer on each reflex area.
The key Reflexes used to help relieve Anxiety are as follows:
Step 6 - 7 Minutes - Sun Salutation
You will have noticed that this Ritual really is focused on connection with your breathing and inner self talk as well as stimulating your nervous system and Olfactory Nerve using Essential Oils.
A perfect way to help further release stored tension is to simply complete the very well known Sun Salutation Yoga Routine to stretch everything out. You can use Breathing 3, 4, 5 at the same time.
Here is a lovely Sun Salutation Routine that I have used often.
Step 7 - 5 Mins - Inhalation Meditation
To finally end your ritual, lay near your personal room diffuser with your Anxiety Blend, as described above (Add 20 Drops of your Anxiety Blend to your diffuser - You can purchase one here if you prefer.)
Empty your mind, lay quietly and enjoy your Aromatherapy and peace.
>>>Drink a glass of warm water with lemon.
END OF RITUAL
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