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How can we make sure we support our system to relieve anxiety?


Nutrition: pay attention to the food you are consuming. Anxiety is tied to your gut, to your Stomach and Spleen function. The weaker those organ systems are, the easier it is to feel worried. Eat to nourish yourself as much as you can. Try out new recipes and cook with love. Make sure you are receiving adequate amounts of magnesium, zinc, vitamin B, C, D and a good dose of probiotics.


Sweating: make exercise, stretching, and sweating priority. If you feel stagnant make sure your lymphatic system is supported by dry brushing, gua sha, or jump rope. If you are lucky enough to have a sauna or infrared blanket use them. A hot detox bath can also create a good sweat. Get creative and get flowing. Don't overexert yourself however, practice more regularly at a moderate level rather than going too hard. Too much exertion taxes your vital energy.


Relax: take some time away from screens and read, write, practice Qigong and play. Meditate, pray and don't give up on it. The more trouble you may have meditating or concentrating on prayer is only more evidence that you need it.


Spring clean: de-cluttering, organising and cleaning can be your greatest friend during this time. If you do these things in a mindful manor, you will feel in control and calm. Spring is all about the new, the resurgence of energy, and the more in harmony you are with nature, the more supported and grounded you will feel.


Connect with nature: speaking of nature, it's a good time to marvel at the wondrous planet we inhabit. Read more happy stories and connect with the sun and moon daily. If you can stargaze at a night for several minutes, that will enhance your sleep and mental state.


Herbs: use herbal formulas passed down from the sages to support you. Spleen tinctures helps anxiety, depression, fear and Stomach imbalances by boosting your Shen which is like your Spirit. Huang Qi (astragalus extract) helps overall immunity, pathogens, and our vital energy by nourishing, supplementing, and strengthening the body.


Connect: reach out to loved ones and take part in positive and uplifting conversations. There is enough negativity going around, no need to also talk more about it. You want to raise your vibration, not bring it down. Talk to people that make you feel supported and loved.

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