Free Your Mind with Progressive Muscle Relaxation

There are many ways to relax when you are anxious and stressed. Some techniques may help you, and some may not, but the worst thing you can do is NOT try. Progressive muscle relaxation requires regular practice and it's best to begin before anxiety takes control. You know if your day is leaning toward an anxiety attack, so start as soon as possible. What is Progressive Muscle Relaxation? Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a method for relieving some anxiety and the resulting muscle tension. It is a practice utilizing focused muscle tension and relaxation. It can increase your body awareness and help you hone in on areas of pain or tension throughout the day. If you become familiar with how a relaxed body feels, then you will be able to…

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An Eviction Notice for Anxiety
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An Eviction Notice for Anxiety

I’m Joshlyne and my mind sucks. Not really, I shouldn't say such things about myself. How about something we can all agree with, "ANXIETY SUCKS!" Welcome to my anxiety busting journey In retrospect I see that I have always had anxiety. In fact, I remember my doctor in high school telling me I was suffering effects of anxiety when I originally went to him for heart palpitations. It resulted in a low dose of Sertraline (an off-brand of Zoloft) and that was the end of it. Today I wonder, “Is that really our answer to our children’s problems?” I took it without question, even when I wasn't sure why he was prescribing medicine for anxiety. I didn't have anxiety! I didn't even know what anxiety was! I took that…

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