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How to Deal with Anxiety

While I’m generally a happy person and positive person, I still suffer from anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease. But as I have gotten older and wiser, I have discovered ways to handle it. If you or someone you know is often feeling anxious, read on for how to deal with anxiety.

Pray About It

I know that with God, all things are possible. So when I feel anxiety building up (I typically feel it building up in my chest), I get quiet and pray. I ask God to give me peace and favor. Favor for whatever it is that’s making me anxious, and peace so that I don’t experience an anxiety attack. Anxiety attacks are scary and exhausting. If you’ve never had one, consider yourself blessed!

Unplug and Fast

I had a particularly rough time shortly after my 33rd birthday. A lot of things weren’t going too well in my life and on top of it all, we entered a global pandemic. After my anxiety reached its peak and I talked to God about it, I decided to unplug and fast. I silenced my group chats and took a break from social media. It helped me clear my head and not listed to all the noise going on around me. I also decided to pray daily, every morning and not watch TV. If I did, I only watched shows that brought me nothing but joy, like cooking shows.

Take Peace Lily CBD

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, you know Peace Lily CBD is a small business that has been an absolute life saver. Peace Lily was created by a pharmacist and the products are all natural. I have tried other CBD brands but this brand has significantly lessened my anxiety. I love the drops and the chill pills and after taking them, I feel a sense of calm and peacefulness.

Find Your Happy Place

Whether it’s a room in your home, your car, or Target, find a space where you feel calm. The other day I was feeling overwhelmed and anxious, so I stopped what I was doing and sat at my kitchen table quietly and looked out the window. It was soothing and gave me a moment before I had back to back meetings. Taking breaks in between work is also extremely important in how to deal with anxiety.

Talk About It

Even as I type this out, I’m feeling much better about about my anxiety because I’m letting it out. There’s nothing wrong with telling your story. My hope is to inspire someone who’s dealing with anxiety in silence. Speak out, my friend! It took some time for Jamarr, my boyfriend, to understand what I was feeling but one day I just expressed everything and he understood. He’s been a blessing and a true support system when I’m feeling anxious.

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