Anxiety is no joke. One minute you’re fine and the next you are hyperventilating and feeling like the walls are closing in on you. I have seen posts about what products to use when you are having a panic attack to help calm your nerves but none of them seem very practical to me. I mean, what good is candle going to do me when I’m in the middle of the grocery store having a panic attack? Well, my answer to that is: not much. What I hope to accomplish with this post is to provide some anxiety relief aids that you can take with you when you are on-the-go.
I actually purchased a pack of these and let me tell you, those little peas have been squeezed to death. Some of these are small enough to link to your key chain, so they are discreet. It only looks like you are fidgeting with your keys and the pressure from squeezing helps calm you down. This is a pack of 20, so you are getting a variety of items. I like that this pack incorporates multi-sensory products, so it isn’t just catering to one type of person.
I was actually introduced to these when my oldest daughter was in Occupational Therapy and I found myself to really enjoy the concept. These would be more practical for riding in cars or airplanes. The biggest thing to remember when choosing a weighted lap pad is the weight. You want it to be around 10% of your body weight. Another tip is if you go on Etsy, there are a lot of personalized options.
Essential oils have worked for me in a pinch to calm me down. I have; however, had the misfortune of a bottle of them exploding in my purse. While it was nice for the inside of my bag to have a calming smell, I did not appreciate the oily residue that it left. Perfume solids are much more practical and, with this being the size of a chap-stick tube, more compact. You could rub some of this product on your wrist or behind your ears and have the calming lavender scent with you all day.
These items are portable enough to keep in an emergency kit in your car or travel bag. While I would not recommend relying solely on these products to manage your anxiety, it can be comforting to know that you can have some quick options for when you get overwhelmed away from home.
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