Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Blogmas Day 5 - Anxiety Journey Part 2!

Hey cupcakes! Last month I made a post talking about my goals for dealing with my anxiety (read that post here). I wanted to quickly write an update for each of these goals, to keep you all informed and raise awareness for those of you who may also struggle with anxiety. :)

1. Learning deep breathing/meditation - In all honestly, I haven't done much with this goal so far. My overthinking before bed is still a problem, but I haven't gotten around to it. Now that I am writing this, I definitely want to start learning for my January update!

2. Finding the right smells - This has been going well! I have found two things that really make me feel relaxed in my dorm room: lemon essential oil (from Maple Holistics) I talked about in my post last month and the Almond candle from Bath and Body Works. These scents are soothing to me, and I hope to find more throughout this journey!

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3. Finding an artistic way to fight it - While I haven't been doing any drawing or painting, I have been working in my bullet journal often, and this has helped a bit. I also got a fidget bracelet/spinner thing from a free stress event I went to, and it is pretty awesome! I totally recommend getting one!

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4. Keeping you all updated - I am writing this post, so I feel like I am completing this goal! ;) Overall, my anxiety hasn't been too bad, but finals are coming up... Which means it will be getting worse. Keep an eye out for my update next month! 

How are you feeling about your mental health? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post during Blogmas! :D

Jingle Jenna <3

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