5 Ways To Deal With Back To School Anxiety

Back To School Anxiety


As you guys know my online classes started yesterday and after reading your posts or some of your comments I know that a lot of you guys are back to school or are going to be starting school soon as well. I haven’t made a post about mental health recently so I thought that I write one today.
I am very happy that school is starting again because it kind of gives me something to do but at the same time it can be quite anxiety inducing for people who suffer from anxiety or even for people who don’t.
I think this year in particular is a bit more difficult because online classes can be a lot different from regular in-school classes and if you do have in-school class that’s probably still quite anxiety inducing since you have to be extra careful.
Here are five ways that will help you deal with your back to school or start of school anxiety:

CBD Oil


I have talked about the benefits of CBD oil previous posts but I wanted to mention it again on this one because out of everything I have ever tried for anxiety I think CBD oil has been one of the main things that have made a significant difference when it comes to anxiety.
Originally, I began taking CBD oil for insomnia as I had a hard time falling asleep and was a very light sleeper. CBD oil helped me sleep a lot better but it also really helped me with my anxiety and depression as well. For those of you who may not have read any of my previous posts I do suffer from anxiety so I was really relieved and happy when I began taking CBD oil.
For those of you students who are able to get CBD oil in your area I would really recommend giving it a try. I personally have found it extremely beneficial for anxiety and I feel a lot more calm about things now. It also helps with concentration which I think is quite helpful as well if you’re a student.
I would like to keep this unbiased so I will also add that CBD oil can be expensive especially if you’re a student because I know that as a student we can have a pretty tight budget most of the time.
I know that most of you have also probably heard about CBD oil all over social media which is super annoying to me. I think CBD oil is actually beneficial but influencers are being paid to advertise it as some kind of miracle cure for everything. It doesn’t work like that plus seeing it advertised makes people more skeptical about using it- I know I was because I was scared it was just a stupid trend. Yes, like I mentioned it is very beneficial for some people but it may not work for everyone because it also depends on other factors like what is causing your anxiety, your lifestyle etc.
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Meditation


Meditation is also extremely beneficial for anxiety. It helps you relax and it helps you better control your mind and your thoughts. I personally think the best time to meditate is every morning and evening so that you have a clear mind throughout the day and go to sleep with a clear mind. However, I understand that may not be possible because of your class/work schedule so even if you can fit some meditation in at random times do so.
Meditation is also great in the long run not just for back to school anxiety because it does help to decrease anxiety in general as well. Like CBD oil it also helps with concentration which is great if you’re a student.
I know that meditation can be difficult for a lot of people especially people who have anxiety because our brain literally never shuts up. It does take some time and practice to get used to meditation but it is really worth it when you do. If you are having trouble meditating on your own I would recommend trying out meditation apps that guide you- that way you won’t be able to tune out.
For my review of different meditation apps click here.

Yoga/Breathing Exercises


Yoga and breathing exercises can also be very beneficial when it comes to anxiety. Yoga helps you to center your body and mind and if you have ever done yoga you know that calm feeling that washes over you as you do yoga. It’s like all your worries kind of melt away.
I think yoga is a great way for students to get some exercise in if you have online classes as well. And more importantly it will help you to reduce your stress and anxiety.
Breathing exercises can also be really helpful for reducing anxiety. There are a lot of breathing exercises out there so I would recommend trying some out and figuring out which ones work best for you. Some breathing exercises can stop panic attacks and even instantly decrease your anxiety completely if done correctly.

Be Prepared


One thing that really personally helps me reduce my anxiety when it comes to university is being prepared. A lot of times I tend to worry even more when I leave things till the last minute and I know a lot of people feel the same way. Instead of leaving things till the last minute be prepared.
Check that your laptop camera is working if you are studying online or check that you have everything you need if you are studying in class. Double check everything if you have to. Read your syllabus and be prepared for your classes. This can really help reduce anxiety.

Seek Help


The last thing I want to mention is that if you are feeling super overwhelmed and like nothing else is working for you please seek professional help. A lot of times anxiety can get a lot worse if not dealt with correctly and instead of making yourself feel worse try to treat the symptoms as early as possible.
Most schools/colleges/universities also offer counselling and other services for people who are suffering from mental health problems so please take advantage of these resources and talk to someone. You can also find both online and in-person therapy sessions in most areas too.
I know it sounds scary to have to see a professional but it’s really not that scary and definitely not something to be ashamed of.

Thoughts

Have your classes started again? Do you have online or in-school classes? Do you suffer from anxiety? If so what are some of the ways you deal with it? Are you anxious about school starting again? Are you excited to have classes again? Let me know in the comments below or simply stop by and say hi!
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Art And Anxiety #2

As you guys may know I have started doing some art again. I have talked about it in a couple of my other posts and I thought I would give you guys an update because I have been doing a lot more art these days and I also have kind of gotten the hang of how the apps work so I feel like my art work is definitely getting better!
Before I get into the art I want to talk a bit about anxiety because I realised I have not posted any mental health posts in like a while. I’m not sure why that is but this is my theory. You may know that for almost an year now- about 10 months I think- I have been taking CBD oil on a regular basis. I started out taking it every day and then every other day and now I take about three to four drops every two or three days depending on how I’m feeling. CBD oil has significantly reduced my anxiety as well as insomnia and I just don’t really experience most of the symptoms I got due to anxiety. So, I usually write about what I’m going through or things that I am experiencing and since anxiety is not a major part of my life anymore I feel like I kind of stopped writing about it just because I don’t think about it that much anymore. If you want to read more about my CBD oil journey please click here.
I have noticed that art has really been helping me with my anxiety and stress management as well. You probably don’t experience this if you don’t have anxiety but people with anxiety disorders have brains that never turn off. Basically, there is always that voice at the back of your head and it can be extremely exhausting. What I have noticed recently is that when I do art I concentrate on it so hard that the voice at the back of my brain shuts up which is such a relief even if it’s for a little while.
What I have been really enjoying more than colouring is doing my own art from scratch. As much as I love art I’m really not very good at it so I decided to draw something that was not too difficult and complicated- The Simpsons! Last time I showed you my picture of Bart Simpson which I was not fully satisfied with (I still am not so I will be editing it):

I am also done with the rest of the family now and that’s what I wanted to share with you guy!
The next one I did after Bart was Homer Simpson- this one took me A WHILE but I am finally pretty satisfied with how it turned out.

Next I did Lisa and I’m pretty happy with this one as well! By this time I had gotten the hang of how to use all the options on the app and was getting a lot better at drawing and colouring so I did not take as long to make this one.

After Lisa, I did Marge. Now her face did not take that long as I was used to drawing their faces now but her hair! Her hair took me more than an hour to get just right but I am super happy with how it turned out and I was even able to shade it!

And lastly, of course I drew Maggie. This one was pretty easy to draw and I love how she turned out!

Apart from that I’ve been doing random paintings like this one. I don’t know why but I just love not actually painting something specific but just splashing paint around.


App for colouring: Paint.Book
App for The Simpsons: ibisPaint X
App for painting: PaperDraw
I hope you guys enjoyed my art- I was so excited to share it with you guys!
Have you guys learnt anything new during quarantine or have you started doing something you really enjoyed but stopped doing? Do you guys enjoy doing art? Have you ever tried art on an app? Do you generally do art on an app or for real? Does art help you manage your mental health? Who’s your favourite character from The Simpsons? Let me know in the comments below- I would love to chat or simply stop by and say hi!
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Stop Using Mental Health As An Excuse

A Little History Behind People Using Mental Health Problems As An Excuse

So, a while back I wrote a post called Stop Using Mental Illness As An Excuse To Be Lazy and it addressed the issue of people faking mental health problems to get out of doing things or faking it in order to get special treatment and how this effects people who actually do have mental health problems and require special care. Recently, I saw something similar and thought I would do a follow up to the original post I did.

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I rarely address YouTube drama here, in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever done so but recently I started following some “drama” that was just so problematic that I wanted to address it here. It was not only problematic but also something I have experienced personally as well and something that is a much larger issue than just some YouTube videos.

How It All Started

As you know my semester is over and I have some free time on my hands. I have been spending this free time writing, working on my blog, visiting more blogs and more. While I do all this I like to watch something on YouTube in the background and since I watch quite a few videos about mental health I guess my recommended decided to recommend me a video about Trisha Paytas faking having a mental illness. Now if you know Trisha Paytas you know she’s a troll, that’s how she got famous and that’s how she makes her money. She fakes pretty much everything and anything for attention so I was not surprised. Basically she made a video about how “she has Dissociative Identity Disorder” however nothing she describes as her “symptoms” are even actual symptoms of DID. It was so badly researched that I’m pretty sure she hadn’t even Googled what DID was let alone the symptoms. She also went on to call someone who actually has been diagnosed with DID “crazy”, out her ex as having DID and so much more. In the next video she attacks the girl she called “crazy” again and a bunch of other people who are part of the DID community on YouTube who called her out. As of when I wrote this she still hasn’t admitted to lying and continues to pretend to have DID. If you want more details on the situation check out these videos- I linked them as they explain the situation better and I didn’t want to link Trisha’s actual videos and give her more views:

My Thoughts

Although I was not surprised by her behavior I was very pissed off for multiple reasons. I’m a history major so I really prefer putting my thoughts out in essay form but for the sake of this not turning into a rant post with no structure I will be addressing my feelings in point form.

  1. First of all I feel so sorry for the DID community on YouTube. I can not even imagine how difficult it must be to talk about something so personal in front of millions of people and I am sure that they receive a lot of hate and negativity from trolls as it is. Her behaviour just worsens the stigma that DID isn’t real and that people fake having it for attention. Her videos undo so much of the good other mental health advocates are doing and that is just pure evil.
  2. Calling people who were actually diagnosed as having DID “crazy” also does so much harm. People with mental health problems already face this kind of name calling and discrimination on a regular basis and this is exactly the kind of thing we are fighting against. I mean can you even imagine faking having a mental health problem for clout and then calling people who actually have that illness “crazy.”
  3. One of the biggest problems I had with this situation was the fact that she outed her ex for having DID without so much as giving them a heads up. Telling people you have a mental health disorder is scary enough as it is and being outed in front of millions of people must be terrifying. You should never out someone for having a mental health problem especially not online.
  4. I’ve talked about this multiple times but there is a lot of bias with how mental health problems are treated and how physical health problems are treated. Because mental illnesses may not always be visible people tend to either take advantage of them the way Trisha Paytas is doing or people tend to act like they are not real and just completely deny their existence. I think the fact that she is faking a mental problem and not a physical one is evidence of this bias. YouTube would have likely taken some sort of action against her videos/channel if she had faked having a serious physical illness. I know YouTube censors videos all the time and yet stuff like this stays up.
  5. This whole situation actually has a lot to do with the broader problems faced by the mental health community. Trisha is not the first person to call someone suffering from a mental illness “crazy” or out someone and unfortunately she won’t be the last. She is also not the first person to use mental health issues as an excuse for attention and money. These things tend to happen way more often then they should and it is very saddening. As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder and depression I see these things all the time and it makes me want to share my experiences and posts like this even more because clearly we have a long way to go before we can break away from the stigma.

Conclusion

I think the only thing we can do in this situation is to keep speaking up against stuff like this as well as share out actual mental health stories. That’s the only way to get rid of the stigma and stop people from taking advantage of something so real and difficult that so many people actually suffer from. I also hope that YouTube does a better job censoring/banning videos like these because they do actual damage to people and can really effect people with actual mental health problems.
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How To Keep A Positive Mindset

This is a collaboration post between Onome and I. I did a post for her blog a while back and she kindly wrote this amazing post for mine. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did and don’t forget to go over and check out her amazing blog in which she writes about mental health, books, lifestyle and much more. The link to it can be found below.

By Onome Erikewe
Maintaining a positive mindset can be difficult to achieve even when all efforts are made. It can seem like an endless battle to hold on to positive thoughts. You might have even experienced feelings of nausea because you feel it is impossible to stay in a place of complete peace
If you are in that situation, then be ready to get your mind right with these tips.

  1. Allow space and time to work the magic – Give yourself the opportunity to stay calm. Don’t try to force the feeling of positivity. It will work naturally. Once your mind is in a place of stability, you will find it easy to focus on the right things.
  2. Listen to your gut- You always have a voice inside of you that tells you exactly how you are feeling. It can either be negative or positive. However, look for those areas that are positive and dwell on them.
  3. Develop a habit of positive self-talk – While it is easy to get stuck with negative thoughts, you should train your mind to think positively. How do you do that? It is a simple trick of becoming self-aware. Your mind works with your brain, so if you can make your brain believe positive things, that will also reflect on how your mind retains information. So quick exercise, try to think of something about yourself that makes you incredibly happy. Then, imagine that you are having that same experience now. How do you feel? Great I guess. Now, train your mind to say that thing out. That is how you master the art of positive self-talk. It comes with consistent practice. So keep practicing until you get better at it.
  4. Fix your mind on the present- It can be a hassle to stay focused on the present. However, fixing your mind on the ‘now’ rather than the ‘next’ could really save you the stress of thinking about the future especially in difficult times. Being anxious does not solve anything, it only amplifies the problem. You can check my page on ways to deal with anxiety where Pooja graciously gave tips on how to overcome anxiety in difficult times.
  5. Have a circle of positive people- This is a vital part of developing a positive mindset. Your network and the people you surround yourself with have a lot to do with your mindset. Make a deliberate effort to be in the circle of people who will encourage you and uplift you.

Did you enjoy this post? Please head on to my blog at https://onomespeaks.wordpress.com/ to enjoy more tips on personal development. I want to say a big thank you to Pooja for this opportunity to write for her blog. Thank you all and I hope you start taking action on these steps.
Cheering for you.
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Six Word Story #61

Slowly but surely it gets better.

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Since it’s Mental Health Awareness Month I decided to include a six word story that is related to mental health. When we are experiencing anxiety, depression or any other form of mental health problems it may seem like the end of the world. However, over time it is possible to get better and learn how to live with the illness. Don’t give up on yourself- trust that it will get better. 

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Don’t Tell People With Mental Health Problems This

Mental Health Awareness Month

As you guys know May is Mental Health Awareness Month and therefore I decided to write posts about mental health this whole week. Today I decided to post about “Things You Need To Stop Telling People With Mental Health Problems” because a lot of people may not know how to talk to someone who suffers from mental health problems. Some people may accidentally say something insensitive without realizing it’s insensitive. I thought I would share the things people say most often and why they are the wrong thing to say. Let me know in the comments what the weirdest/most insulting thing someone has told you about your mental health.

“Get over it”

If it was that easy do you think we wouldn’t have just gotten over it? This is a really sad thing to say and if anything it just shows how ignorant you are about mental health and how it works. Telling someone to get over their mental health problems is not only a mean thing to say it’s also something that can have horrible consequences. If the person is already in a very bad state saying something like this could really push them over the edge. Instead of saying something like this try being more empathetic and putting yourself in their shoes. I’ve also noticed that there’s a huge double standard when it comes to empathy for people who have mental health problems. Even though someone may not suffer from the same physical problem they wouldn’t tell someone who has a physical illness to “get over it” so it really annoys me when people say that to someone suffering from a mental illness.

“Don’t be anxious/depressed/etc”

Wow thanks you just cured us… said no one EVER. If it were possible to turn off our mental health problems like that then they would not be a mental health problem. You may not mean any harm when you say this but it can make the person feel like their feelings/emotions/thoughts/problems aren’t real or significant. Instead try being more accepting and say something like “I understand that you may be feeling a certain way and that’s okay. Just know I’m here if you ever want to talk or need help with anything.” That shows that you are taking what the person is going through seriously and not dismissing their feelings.

“You’re just being dramatic”

It is extremely unlikely that someone with a mental health disorder is being “dramatic” or “faking it.” People who are not going through the same thing may not understand what it feels like to have a mental health problem however for people who are experiencing mental health problems can be extremely difficult. It can really bring up a lot of strong emotions that can be very difficult to control.

“There are people out there who have it worse”

Yes there are people out there who probably have it worse, way worse, but that does not mean that someone else isn’t suffering as well. No matter how small or big your problem may be compared to others it’s still a problem and you’re allowed to feel a certain way about it. You can have the perfect life and still be depressed, you can have everything and still be anxious. Mental illness does not discriminate and you should not make people feel guilty for having emotions.

“Everyone feels sad/depressed/etc sometimes”

Yes that’s very true. However, people who have mental health problems deal with something different and much more complicated than the emotions regular people feel. It’s definitely not the same thing and the comparison is a little insulting because again it feels like you are dismissing their feelings. Instead try to me more empathetic and acknowledge their feelings.

Seek Help

If you or someone you know are experiences mental health problems please seek professional health. It can be extremely beneficial to talk to a professional. There are sites that offer online therapy sessions for those who may not be able to go to therapy.
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Ways To Remain Positive During Hard Times

Mental Health Awareness Month

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would do a post about “Ways To Remain Positive During Difficult Times” as I know for a lot of people the last few weeks/months have been very difficult and it may be difficult to remain positive when so much negativity is surrounding us. It may be even more difficult for people who were already suffering from mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. I think we could all use something positive right now and that’s why I decided to share these today. I just want to remind everyone that if you feel like you need someone to talk to about the situation please feel free to reach out via social media or email both of which is listed below.

Happy jar


This is something I found out about a few years ago and I think it’s a really great and fun way to remind yourself to be happy. Basically, what you do is get a jar and then write all your happy memories on pieces of paper and put them in the jar. When you’re feeling depressed or just sad you take out a couple of the papers until you start to feel better. This will remind you that things are not always bad and bad moments don’t last forever.

Take a walk


Personally, I’ve always found walking to be really relaxing and calming especially if it’s in an area that has some kind of nature around it- maybe some plants/trees. It helps you get some fresh air which is really good for your brain especially when you’re feeling down and it allows you to kind of step back and relax.
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Breathe


Sometimes all you need to do is take a few deep breathes. It’s pretty much as simple as that! Taking deep breathes can help you with stress, anxiety and other stress related issues. It can have an instantly calming effect on your mind and body and some people even use breathing techniques to stop panic attacks. There are multiple types of breathing techniques that you can find online and trying them out may help you find the perfect breathing technique for you.

Meditation/yoga


Meditation and yoga can be extremely beneficial especially if they’re done regularly and long term. It helps your mind break out of negative thought patterns and it helps you increase positive thoughts. It also helps you have better control over your mind and body. It can be quite calming as well.

Talk to people you love


Sometimes all you need to do is talk to someone you love/care about. It can really bring a lot of positivity into your life to just express your thoughts and emotions. Expressing yourself with help you get the burden off your shoulder and it will help you to see that you are not alone. Especially right now with everything going on it’s quite easy to feel alone and out of touch with others. So do reach out to someone you care about and talk to them.

Seek Help

If you or someone you know are experiences mental health problems please seek professional health. It can be extremely beneficial to talk to a professional. There are sites that offer online therapy sessions for those who may not be able to go to therapy.
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5 Lessons My Anxiety Has Taught Me

Mental Health Awareness Month

Anxiety is something that has effected me for a long time now and since it’s Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would share 5 lessons my anxiety has taught me because through this journey I was able to learn some valuable lessons. Although anxiety can be something that effects you your entire life it can also be something that helps you learn more about your life and about yourself. Let me know in the comments what your mental health has taught!

Be grateful

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It reminded me to be grateful for the little things. I used to take what I had for granted but after getting anxiety even the little things were kind of difficult. I try to take advantage of every opportunity I can get and I remember to be thankful for every little things I am able to do. Just being able to function “normally” and live life relatively “normally” is something I try to be thankful for now because I know not everyone with mental health problems is lucky enough to have that.

True friends stick around

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The people who want to remain in your life will find a way to do so no matter what. People who don’t will make excuses or leave altogether and that’s okay too. As an adult I’ve realised it’s not about having a lot of friends, it’s about having a small group of friends who are amazing people and who are not going to leave you when times get rough.
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If you care about something, nothing will stop you

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If anxiety has taught me one really awesome thing it’s that we can persevere. Times are going to get bad and everything isn’t going to be perfect all the time but that does not mean that you should give up on your dreams. If anything the tough times taught me to fight harder and to stand up for what I believe in. Mental illness can change your route but you should not let it change your destination.

Life is very complicated

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Unfortunately, anxiety in many ways forced me to grow up and mature faster than I would otherwise have. Although this was at times challenging I also realised it was very beneficial. When most people my age were still mapping out their lives I already knew what I wanted my life to look life and had planned for my goals. It also kept me safe because let’s be honest- teenagers aren’t great at making the best decisions- but anxiety made me too paranoid to do some of the stupid things I would otherwise have definitely done.

Being different isn’t a bad thing

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All my life I’ve felt like I was different. I didn’t really fit in anywhere and I kept trying to change myself to become “normal”. However, anxiety taught me that even though I was different it didn’t mean I wasn’t perfect the way I was. Right now I love who I’ve become and I love the place I’m at. Weirdly enough I don’t think I would know myself this well had I not gotten anxiety because it really forced me to look deeper into myself and what caused my irrational anxieties.
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5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Long Term

Mental Health Awareness Month

Anxiety is something that has effected me for a long time now and since it’s Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would share 5 ways to reduce anxiety long term that have really helped me. Although anxiety can be something that effects you your entire life it doesn’t have to control your life. These 5 methods to reduce anxiety have really helped me better deal with the symptoms and live my life as “normally” as possible. I hope they help others suffering from anxiety, panic attacks or other mental health problems.

Yoga

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Yoga is something that a lot of people with mental health problems find incredibly beneficial. Although it does not work instantly practicing yoga over time can really help you with anxiety. There are also a number of specific yoga poses for anxiety and there are a number of tutorials online so that way you can even do them from home if you aren’t able to go to yoga classes in person.

Meditation

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This is something that has personally helped me more than anything for my anxiety and mental health in general. It really helps you control your brain better as well as calm your brain down. If you have anxiety you probably have a difficult time with calming your mind down even when there is nothing to be anxious about. This can be extremely helpful with that problem. It also helps you stay calm in stressful times and situations.
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CBD Oil

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This is something I tried out recently that I have found very helpful. I started using CBD oil a few months ago for my anxiety and insomnia and have been using it regularly since then. I have found that over time it has helped to significantly decrease my anxiety- especially my social anxiety. For a more detailed post on using CBD oil for mental health click here.

Breathing/Relaxation Techniques

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Breathing and relaxation techniques can be very helpful for anxiety. Certain situations, events or experiences may be particularly stressful and these techniques can help with dealing with these situations without being anxious or having a panic attack. Over time it can help you be in better control of your emotions and mind.

Therapy

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If other alternative methods do not help with your anxiety I would highly recommend seeking professional help. Try talking to the people around you that you trust if you don’t feel comfortable talking to a stranger or are not able to see a professional therapist at the moment. If you are able to see a trained professional this would be very beneficial for you as they will help you recognize your symptoms and find ways to deal with them. If you are not able to physically go to therapy there are also professionals that offer sessions online. Therapy can be extremely helpful in the long run.
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Update: CBD Oil For Anxiety

So I did a post on trying out CBD oil for my mental health some time ago- mainly for my anxiety and insomnia- and a lot of people did seemed interested in CBD oil, how it works, how it has helped me with my anxiety and the results of using it regularly, so I decided to do a little follow up. I thought that since I’m doing posts on mental health this entire week since it’s Mental Health Awareness Month this would be a good time to post this update. I have continued taking it on a regular basis- mainly for my anxiety and insomnia- since I first started taking it a few months back because I saw the benefits/results and wanted to continue with it. My anxiety reduced significantly after taking it for a few days and I wanted to see what would happen if I took it on a regular basis long term. I found that over time the results got better and I stopped having to take it daily. I began taking it every other day and currently I take it every two days. I take three drops of the CBD oil every night- about an hour before I go to sleep.
For this post I wanted to focus on the effects of CBD oil for my mental health (anxiety and insomnia) because as you guys know that’s been something I have been struggling with for a while now. I also want to talk about the effects that the CBD oil has had in my life in general as well as address some of the cons I mentioned in the first post I did about this topic. I also thought this was a good time to talk about my experience as I know with everything going on right now a lot of people are experiencing an increase in their anxiety and even people who don’t necessarily have an anxiety disorder are experiencing high levels of anxiety and not everyone knows how to deal with it or how to reduce it. I thought that since CBD oil has helped me with my anxiety sharing my experience may help others experiencing similar problems.
I do however want to point out that it is not some magic cure it is sometimes made out to be by influencers. Everyone’s body is unique and what helps some people may not be helpful to others. It also does not magically make all your problems go away- my anxiety has not gone away completely it has just reduced significantly. It is also a herbal/natural/alternative “medication” so it is not as strong as anti-anxiety prescription medication and it takes a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on your body and your levels of anxiety before you really start seeing results. To check out the original post I did on CBD oil click here.
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Update:

Insomnia:

CBD Oil For Insomnia
My insomnia has seriously improved after taking CBD oil on a regular basis. It used to take me about an hour to fall asleep but now it takes me a couple of minutes. It has really made a huge difference for me. I also wake up a lot more well rested because my sleep is much better too. I was also a really light sleeper and the slightest noise would wake me up but I’m pretty sure I can sleep through almost anything right now.

Anxiety:

CBD Oil For Anxiety
CBD oil has definitely done wonders for my anxiety. I am so much more comfortable with social situations and my random anxiety at random moments has stopped almost completely. It has also really helped me improve my mood. To be honest when I was anxious all the time I was pretty tightly wound and I kind of stopped laughing and being happy very often. This has really changed that- I’m happy like way more often and I actually find things funny enough to laugh out loud instead of just smiling.

Concentration:

CBD Oil
Since my sleep has really improved and my anxiety has highly decreased I can concentrate a lot better. I’m less distracted, more motivated and my brain is just working a lot better in general. My memory is better too- I used to be distracted so I forgot things faster but now that I’m concentrating better I can remember things better too.

Life:

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I’m a lot easier to live with according to my sister 😂. I am also much more comfortable in social situations, I genuinely enjoy talking to people now, I also find it easier to converse with people without being super awkward and I’m much more comfortable in crowds or talking to a larger group of people.

Dry mouth:

CBD Oil
So this was something that was kind of a “side effect” for me with CBD oil and it was something I mentioned in the last post. It didn’t bother me that much at the time but I still felt that I should mention it. The dry mouth has gone away by now and I haven’t had this problem in a couple of months. I think I just needed to get used to it. Drinking more water can also help.

Vivid dreams:

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This is another “side effect” that I had mentioned. It did not bother me because I actually found the dreams pretty amusing and entertaining but I know not everyone feels that way. I am having fewer vivid dreams but I am still having some but honestly they have been pretty good dreams so far. But if vivid dreams bother you I would suggest trying out a very small amount of the CBD oil first and if you have a negative experience you should stop using it.
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