Today I want to talk about anxiety. More specifically the lovely little gem that is Origins Peace of Mind. £13 from their website.
I have tried and tested this baby since February, so I'm 98% sure I know what I'm talking about. It's taken me about 2 years with help and education to realise the sensations and feelings I have as anxiety. I actually suffer more from social anxiety than general anxiety, but I find this helps with general anxiety a lot. Now don’t get me wrong I'm not beyond help (at least I hope not) or a severe sufferer of anxiety, but I do have it quiet bad. I am quite the sceptic, so I am inclined to think that these things would never help me. But oh boy was I wrong; I actually have to put my head down in shame.
There are times when I'm just typing away at my laptop and then ANXIETY. There are times I am getting ready for work ANXIETY. There are times I know someone is going to call me in the next half an hour ANXIETY. I could go on but I think we can see that I'm clearly panicked by the oddest things. But popping this stuff on my neck, wrists and earlobe has been life changing. For me I think it's a combination of putting this on and then forcing myself to do another task or distracting myself and then before I know it - my anxiety is gone! It has a cooling sensation when you apply it and then a bit of a mint smell. But it doesn't hang around for long.
I really don't want to say anymore than my experience of it because everyone is so different and there is no guarantee it is bound to work for everyone. But I really wanted to share it because I do feel like if it can help me, it can help anyone. Thankfully I wouldn’t say I am dependent on it, most of the time I manage my anxiety quite well, but for other times when it’s overwhelming me I know I can rely on this little gem. I still have the same bottle from February and I think this is mainly because I forgot about it for a while, but I do think it is really good value for money.
In any case if you're looking for something to calm you down in those moments of terror - this has my seal of approval.
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