4 things you can do to cope with everyday anxiety issues
Depression and anxiety cause untold damage and should be treated by a medical professional. Seeking the advice of one’s medical practitioner is wise but adding in holistic mood elevators can help move the process along.
Long recognized for its power to encourage the elevation of mood, color can be incorporated into meditation and/or prayer. A winning scenario is hiking even a small distance, to an area where flowers and/or greenery abound.
If schedule and location make this difficult consider the purchase of inexpensive flowers for their color impact. Placing flowers on a desk, in the bath, or on a bedside table can bring a sense of beauty and calm.
Many color therapy charts exist however simply knowing of one’s individual reaction to different colors aids in the placement of color.
For those that incorporate chakras into emotional health, the color component can be focused on as well. The list bellows gives an overview.
- Violet – Crown – Spiritual. Oneness with God. Peace. Wisdom
- Indigo – Third Eye – Balanced state of mind. See Divine perfection in all things.
- Blue – Throat – Verbal truth through the spoken word.
- Green – Heart – Release of trauma. Heart consciousness. Active expression of love.
- Yellow – Solar Plexus – Digestion. Positive use of personal power. Goal focus.
- Orange – Sacral – Utilizing creative forces into all aspects of being.
- Red – Base – Grounded in spirit. Ability to act lovingly in the tangible world.
Using Taste and Touch and Smell
Simply making refreshing lemon water in lieu of a caffeine fix cleanses the body and may lift the mood. Eating fresh fruit brings on a decidedly healthy mix of vitamins and avocado encourages serotonin production.
In addition to taste, much more use could be made of touch. Massage is a brain boost and relaxant and if cost prevents the appointment consider a local massage school.
Call and inquire about low cost massages from students. And don’t forget aromatherapy for smell. A number of oils aid in mood ailments.
Meditation, Prayer and Music
Taking moments throughout the day to focus on depression and anxiety and acknowledge its presence can be useful. Taking deep breaths and visualizing the handing over of challenges to a higher power may relieve some angst.
Looking at images like the ones below and allowing oneself to use the imagination to fold into the color might stimulate mood enhancement.
Bringing music into moments of spirituality intensifies connectedness and can inspire feelings of joy.
Making use of many mood enhancers from places a simple as the supermarket can encourage emotional health.
From aromatherapy to visual color boosts to vitamin rich foods for serotonin production, depression and mood ailments can be addressed on many fronts.
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