Oh my goodness you guys. I’ve been reading wayyyyy tooooo much news. How do I know? My mind races, I’m waking up too often at night, my shoulders are tense and the headaches are back. And all of this started on Saturday when I became engrossed in a recent news story.
Thank you Holly for this reminder to turn off some of the channels that make me feel overwhelmed. As a high sensitive person I often experience that feeling - too loud, too much, too many, especially while watching the news or on social media. Besides that it was nice to see that I already follow some of your suggestions like listening to music, reading, cooking, meeting friends, going on a walk, doing meditation and a little yoga/stretching. And I love coloring books! Have a lovely week!
Thank you -this is such a good list. I'm printing this to refer to whenever I need it.
I love this so much – I took screenshots of both recipe ideas, and plan to try them this week! I was so interested to read about the vagus nerve and cold air. When I have anxiety, my instinct is to get outside into the fresh air, especially even when it’s cold, and I find it immediately calming. Doing something with methodical with my hands (and brain!) outdoors when I’m too much “in my head” - pulling weeds or hanging up laundry - when it warms up! :) - really helps, too. Thank you so much for this.
Thanks for bringing me here at Substack Holly! ❤️
Why this is superb and very good indeed.
Excellent and bullseye on the spot true.
I apologize for replying to your post from one month ago.
I am a middle-aged Japanese woman who is not fluent in English. I wanted to thank you for your post, as it lifted my spirits.
Recently, I have felt isolated within the community I am part of, and there have been times when I suspected that the person in the role of a community leader was being mean to me.
However, my goal in joining the community was to achieve my own objectives, so I tried not to let it bother me. I am not a victim, and I do not want to assert my righteousness. When I was thinking about these things, I could empathize with your positive thoughts in your post.
Thank you very much!
I used ChatGPT to translate the above from Japanese to English, so I apologize if the phrasing sounds strange.