How To Calm the Eff Down

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We know, we know... there’s absolutely nothing worse than being told to “calm down” when that is the farthest thing possible. And if you don't believe us, just ask Taylor Swift. (But invite us, we have a lot of questions about her easter eggs)  

But anyway, we digress; to the point: being the (self-proclaimed) givers that we are, we pulled together methods we use and items we love for finding our “inner sense of calm” and keeping a panic attack at bay.  So, when those feelings of anger, and frustration come on, consider these tips and tricks as your go-to resources.   Our list of things and therapies will have you fighting off any strong emotions and leave you feeling in a better mood like you’re the 2021 Gandhi!

Take A Deep Breath. Relax.

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Ever notice when you’re angry or anxious, you start breathing more shallow and quicker? Combat the anxiety building up inside you by taking long, deep breaths!

Listen to music: 

Music is your ally in all angry situations! But to make sure we're on the same page, we’re not saying to turn on some heavy-hitting rap or rock music that will amp you up. Instead, grab your AirPods and listen to some music that makes you happy: Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Cardi B? Whoever it is, listen and the calming effect will come! 

Color: 

Screen Shot 2021-09-28 at 12.07.19 PMSurprised to see this? Coloring can relax the fear part of your brain and induces the same state as meditating by reducing your thoughts. Plus, coloring is more than a fun activity for relaxation, it also gives your brain a killer workout! Coloring requires both two hemispheres of the brain to work and communicate. Logic forces you to stay inside those lines while choosing colors creates a creative thought process. 

Not artistic? Grab your journal and write!  

Walk: 

When it comes to many emotions, physical activity is your friend! Spark your neurotransmitters, work different muscle groups, create some endorphins and get your brain to relax your senses!

Essential Oils: 

Let’s be honest; there is a reason aromatherapy has been around for so long and still is thriving. Reach for Lavender, Lemon, or Chamomile when you’re hoping to calm down!

Bath: 

 Soak the anxiety away! Hot water warms your body temperature and relaxes the muscles, allowing us to not only be physically soothed but also mentally soothed.

Weed: 

Alright, it's not exactly true that all cannabis products provide relaxation and calming down sensations but some really really deliver. While you should steer clear of Sativa dominant strains, indica strains are the ultimate relaxation technique...and a far healthier technique than alcohol! For cannabis recommendations that will help you feel free of worry, tension and panic attacks, speak to one of our budtenders!