take a break.

“Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

For over a week now I have been getting anxiety every morning. I feel like I’ve tried everything.. like natural anxiety medicine,breathing techniques,listened to music that  supposedly cures anxiety (its sounds like an old man humming with some flutes). Last Thursday the anxiety was so bad, I couldn’t concentrate at work so I looked up meditation classes I could go to after work. I found a class called YIN YOGA IN A HAMMOCK  AND MEDITATION WITH AROMATHERAPY.. and I was like if this shit doesn’t work I have no idea what will (I mean it’s yoga in a hammock..COOmeon).

I show up to this class.. and it was the most UN-relaxing-meditation class I HAVE EVER BEEN TO.  I think there was a Pizza Hut or some pizza place next door, and all I could hear was the DINGING from the door opening and closing. The delivery boy was going in and out the pizza place and there was no curtains to cover the window so his car lights beamed through the studio window. The majority of the class were older and newbies so they were breathing super hard and moaning because they were as stiff as a board. Also the teacher had a thick Russian accent so it was hard to understand her. BUT I’M NOT BLAMING HER :)SHE WAS AMAZING AND SHE CANT REALLY DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. NO SHADE TO MY GIRL AGNIESKA

Anyways… that didn’t work

The day after I tried to meditate with Agnieska, I felt super shitty and took a day off work. I needed a BREAK. It was the best decision I could’ve ever made. My anxiety was better than the day before.

Speeding up to present day, I’ve realized breaks are important and are great to look back and figure out how to find time to breathe throughout the day (mini breaks)….. and mama needs a long ass break.

Breaks are healthy.. with anything really..

Relationships– if you and your partner are bickering a lot for months and have tried everything and love each other very much  (take a break! after a week break..ya’ll will miss each other and bada bing bada boom. things are good again)

Work– if work has been stressing you out and is now taking over your personal life (take a break! never let work affect your personal life ****what happens at work stays at work****)

Mental Health (the most important)- if you have been struggling with your mental health (take a break from everything! realize that you can’t always help yourself ,and reach out to friends or even a therapist.)

I am going to OREGON this weekend. I’m super excited because this break has been long over due. Been feeling down in the dumps my friends and hopefully this “vacation” will get the old Andie back.. because i miss her.

 

 

Anyone got any tips for anxiety? much appreciated 🙂

I’m gonna start posting more okay.. just laying it out right here so I do it

Have a great week guys!

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