You know that little nagging feeling you get when you are overwhelmed? The twist of the stomach. Anxiety. Everyone gets it, although not everyone talks about it or knows what it means. I fit squarely into the last category. Talking about feelings or dealing with anxiety is something I struggle at. My generation, as cliché as it sounds, was raised to not talk about feelings. Emotions were a weakness that your enemies will use against you, blah, blah, blah. It’s an outdated way of thinking, I get it. I still struggle with opening up and I am usually feeling some kind of turmoil on the inside.
Luckily for me, I have a partner in @savannahjessie that pushes me to open up. She helps me move beyond my ‘comfort zone’ to try and deal with my anxiety. She brought me to @energytreeanne (on IG) for some acupuncture and in the process I discovered Buddha’s Triangle (Click to Read My Original Post). I couldn’t believe the feeling of calmness I had when the triangle was in place. Even though it only lasted for a couple of days, I gushed about it for a long time afterwards.
Now stress and anxiety ebb and flow for me like everyone else. I still struggle to talk about what is triggering me, but do try not to bottle it up. This week in a lucky circumstance I was able to swing by @energytreeanne studio to pick up @savannahjessie and she provided me with a Triangle To-Go. My stress levels haven’t been in the red by any means, but I felt like I needed to do a little preemptive maintenance. Once again the feeling of calm was spectacular. I managed to keep it in for two days and even the anger of stupid drivers couldn’t break my calm.
If you haven’t tried acupuncture as a stress relief or recovery tool, here’s your recommendation. TRY IT! Use everything at your disposal to increase your enjoyment of life and decrease stress and anxiety.