Moving through Stress & Anxiety

Moving through Stress & Anxiety

I know you're thinking, "what does Donna have to say about stress and anxiety??" Well, she has a lot to say because it affects her and all her cousins.  We need to be well on the inside out.  Stress and anxiety can cause severe hair loss and thinning. 


We can work through this together.  Here are some helpful things we can do to push back on anxiety and when we feel heavy and stressed.


Play your favorite MUSIC & play it LOUD!

Put that music on and grab your "mic" and dance your heart out.  It doesn't matter if you can sing because the music is loud and you are one with the music anyhow.  Familiar music calms you and releases endorphins in the body.  

Endorphins are chemicals that are produced naturally by the nervous system to help with pain or stress.  It's also known as a "happy chemical" because it gives you a boost of energy.


Get to cleaning...yes clean!

I know you're thinking, "I'm already stressed and am I going to clean anything??"  Well, you are going to start small.  Organize your medicine cabinet or your hair drawer.  Just do something because when you're done, you will feel proud of yourself and happy that you accomplished something.  Do you know this releases endorphins as well.  Yes!!  It signals to the brain that you accomplished something and the chemical releases in your body.  So, let's think about what we're going to clean today.  


Make some food

You know this is a favorite!  It can be a simple dish like sauteed greens in a pan.  Something about making your own food relaxes you and relieves stress and anxiety.  While you are making the food, it forces you to slow down and focus on each step in the process.  Ok, so what are we cooking? 


Get some fresh air

It's something about outside that brings you back centered.  It's you, the air and God.  If you can, get to a beach or soil where you can walk barefoot.  

Walking barefoot is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth.

Try it and see how it makes you feel.  I already know it will do you good.  Even just imagining walking on God's Earth can make you feel good.


Cuddle and a Loving Touch

Go cuddle with a family member whether it is a spouse, child, friend or our furry animals like your dog or cat.  There's power in touch.  Touch gives you a calming reality.  You are in that moment and it's hard to think of other stressors with the human touch.  Ok, so we know we're going to go love on someone after reading this.  And if you don't have anyone around.  Give yourself a big hug and massage your scalp, arms.  Love on yourself.


Change clothes

Remember that Pharrell song, "change clothes!!" Sorry, stay focused.  But go in your closet and put on something that reflects how you want to FEEL.  Your mind will have to just catch up to how you look.  Put on that bright flowing dress.  Even if you stay in your house, you will feel better.


I have more tips that I'll share next week.  Let's start with some of these.  Stress and anxiety affects all parts of our body.  Let's get moving and work through this with some of these tips.  Comment below and let me know if this has been helpful to you.  Love you!!









  • Wendy

    Thanks you for sharing. You are a blessing.

  • Denise

    Thanks for the tips. I actually did some of them and it does help.

  • Hope

    Hi Tab!
    Unfortunately I’ve suffered with anxiety, stress and fear for 20 years. I’m so tired of it controlling my life ans the symptoms are just as bed. It causes my presire to go up along with aches and physicall pains. You tips are great! I have tried some and they work, but when my pressure id high from stress, that sort of keeps me down and in a frozen point. Any other advice I would so greatly appreciate. This keeps me from fulfilling my purpose and goals. I hate that I can’t control this. 😒

  • Linda

    Sister Tab, You have said a WORD right here!!! When I lost my sister, 11 years ago, I walked in the park. I still do it because as strangely as it sounds, I feel more connected to her when I’m outside. Also, I play music early in the morning and throughout the day. It really gets my day off to a great start. I am working from home, so I often light candles and burn incense. That advice you gave about cleaning to release stress is absolutely true!! I feel so much better and so much much more accomplished after I’ve cleaned up or rearranged the furniture. Thanks so much for you awesome words of encouragement and for your terrific spirit!! I just Iove you!!

  • Donna

    Thanks Tab!
    I didn’t have anxiety until a tree fell on my home in 2019. Now every time it storms it’s on 1000! With the pandemic while working for a hospital and family issues it’s made it worse but I try everyday to do one thing to calm myself. It’s usually music and reading that helps me. Thanks for the tips! Very good!

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