New (For Me) Things I’m Trying for Anxiety

In my journey with crippling anxiety, I feel like I’ve seen it all; every tip, every trick. I refuse to mislead my readers by saying these are “new” techniques, but they are things that I haven’t taken seriously enough.

As cliche as it is, it’s 2020 and I’m sick of having this dark cloud and fear attached to me even when I’m supposed to be happy. These will hopefully become habitual for me.

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An Inside Look at My Crystal Collection

I’ve been an avid healing crystal collector for some time now, but I just (relatively) recently starting taking it more seriously. For the past few months, I’ve been seeing my wizard friend Paul who has been checking me for negative energy and suggesting crystals for me.

Right now I have 14 crystals; Red Jasper, Carnelian, Citrine, Adventurine, Sodalite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Selenite, Tree Agate, Labradorite, Angelite, Kyanite, and 2 Black Tourmaline. The first 7 are my chakra crystals.

Here’s a look at my happy little crystals (in order from above):

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My First Day Using C25K

I’ve had the C25K app downloaded to my phone for about a week on recommendation from my mom. Just sitting there. Giving me notifications to remind me of how lazy I was being.

I found myself wanting to exercise with nothing else to do today. Wow, a miracle! So, I tapped that app (no pun intended) and got to work. The set up was intervals of 90 seconds walking and 60 seconds jogging.

HATE jogging. Surprisingly enough, those 60 seconds did not drag on like I thought they would. Maybe it was because they were smashed between walking, which I like, kind of like a Premack Principle exercise.

However, it’s still so hot here, and running in 90 degrees failed the vibe check. I’m also out of shape, so it didn’t end up well.

I’m so happy that I started to run. I’m so proud of myself that I got halfway done with my first exercise day on the app. One day soon, maybe tomorrow, I’ll finish the first day. One day soon, I’ll finish all of them!

Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom

Crying and Crystals

I’ve always been interested in crystals and stones because, well, they’re beautiful and I’m a geology nut, but also because of their natural healing properties for living things. If you haven’t read it yet, I recently had my first selenite wand experience and WOW. I couldn’t have made it up if I tried.

So under the advice and guidance of my local wizard (lol no just a healer) I’ve been healing with chakra stones and some others.

Here’s my arsenal:

Chakras: 

  • Root – Red Jasper
  • Sacral – Carnelian
  • Solar Plexus – Citrine
  • Heart – Adventurine
  • Throat – Sodalite
  • Third Eye – Amethyst
  • Crown – Clear Quartz

Others: 

  • Tree Agate
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Angelite
  • Selenite

Something “weird” that happens to me when I use my crystals for healing (rather than just holding on to them) is that I cry. Not sad tears, not angry tears, but happy, relieved tears. I called my guy and he said it’s totally normal, it’s just the kind of person I am. (I believe he was referring to me being highly sensitive but I’m not sure). Tears just come out, unforced, which is weird for me, and my spirit is lifted and happy. I rarely ever describe myself as happy or cry, which now that I think about it seems a little contradicting. It’s almost addicting to feel this good. I’m glad it’s stones and crystals rather than meth lol.

There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that we are connected to the earth, so of course we are connected to crystals and stones. Shit, did you know ice is a mineral? Geologists argue about it, but it has all 5 of the characteristics that make up a mineral. And what are we made of? WATER. Like, come on. I don’t see how some people refuse to connect the dots and take the information laid out in front of them.

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Can I Clean My Beauty Blender in the Microwave?

So there’s this trend going around where beauty gurus are putting their makeup sponges in a cup of soapy water and microwaving it for 1 minute to clean it. I’m here to put my beloved beauty blender on the line to prove if this works or not with a science experiment.

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Review of Netflix’s “Iron Fist” w GIFs

Although the show aired last March, I just recently got around to being able to watch it. Overall, I enjoyed it and it became one of my favorite series ever. It actually kept me shocked, intrigued, and wanting to watch it all. I guess I have to start Defenders now!

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Day 1: Southeast Texas Paws 4 Love Therapy Animals

Mission Statement: “To help people through beneficial contacts with companion, therapy animals and deliver quality animal-assisted activity and therapy programs, to unite people who have mental and physical disabilities and patients in healthcare facilities with professionally trained animals to help improve their health and to promote education as well as encouraging a responsible relationship between people and pets.”

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Things to Do This Spring Break for the Adventurous, Relaxed, and Ever-Learning!

Some of these ideas are totally cliche, some not. I separated them by the kind of break you want to have: chill, adventurous, or learning.

Chill Spring Break Ideas: 

  1. Have a Netflix marathon of a new show (I started watching “Love” on Netflix with my best friend)
  2. Stay up late with your best friend(s) and just talk
  3. Go summer clothes thrift shopping
  4. Tan
  5. Play video games (I like Star Wars Battlefront)
  6. Binge play the Jenner’s new game (Kendall and Kylie)
  7. Finish reading that book you’ve been ignoring
  8. Have a picnic with your siblings
  9. Host a card game night
  10. Roast marshmallows in your backyard
  11. Go to the farmer’s market
  12. Host a movie marathon
  13. Attend your university’s games or competitions
  14. Visit a nursing home and hang out with them
  15. Call your family members
  16. Mail letters to people
  17. Print coloring sheets or break out a coloring book
  18. Visit family members

Adventurous Spring Break Ideas: 

  1. Travel to your neighboring state or country
  2. Camp at a national park
  3. Have a beach day
  4. Tie-Die things (sheets, t-shirts, pillow cases, a tapestry) 
  5. Have a LUSH private party
  6. Go on a cruise
  7. Go on a whale watch
  8. Go someplace you’ve always wanted to go
  9. Go on a steamboat cruise
  10. Go to a concert (local music or a band you like)
  11. Have a campfire on the beach
  12. Visit a pick-your-own-produce farm
  13. Have a Galentine’s Day style dinner
  14. Go to a community play
  15. Visit your friend from your old neighborhood
  16. Visit friends from your old school
  17. Go to your University’s away games or competitions

Ways to Learn this Spring Break: 

  1. Start an online class
  2. Learn coding from Code Academy
  3. Visit local museums
  4. Visit local art galleries
  5. Visit your local library
  6. Take a free online class
  7. Brush up on your language skills
  8. Study for your finals
  9. Take a one-time dance lesson
  10. Brush up on your drawing skills via YouTube lessons
  11. Brush up on your instrument skills via YouTube lessons
  12. Read a book for pleasure
  13. Read a book for class
  14. Study for your midterms
  15. Read ahead for your classes

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