Driving home yesterday, I was on the phone with a friend who was super stressed out. In the middle of our conversation, I paused and asked her if she was outside. “I am,” she said.
“Can you see the clouds?” I said. “Yes! They look like cotton candy!” “They are so beautiful. I am loving this view!” “Me too!”
For just a minute, we left her stress andnoticed the good in the sky. We then returned to discussing the stressful subject and ended up finding a way to laugh at the situation.
One great way to reduce anxiety is to look for the light in the darkness.
Last week my brother-in-law was in a scary situation. He was fighting pneumonia and on a ventilator. We were all very concerned for him, but in the middle of the hardest moments, I couldn’t help but notice the good:
Anxiety often makes us focus on the negative possible outcomes.
Being intentional to look for the good can help shift us toward the positive and away from despair and fear.
Create a ‘Notice the Good’ list on your phone. The next time you feel anxious, practice looking for the good and add to the list.
I have worked with a number of clients struggling with anxiety whose particular “ go-to” anxiety is catastrophic thinking...
A general rule when purchasing a weighted blanket is taking your weight and multiplying it by .10, or taking 10% of your body weight. Using that number, follow the chart below to guide you in finding the perfect blanket!
|100 - 130 lbs||140 - 170 lbs||180 - 200 lbs||220 + lbs|
|10 lb||15 lb||20 lb||N / A|
|Flannel||10 lb||15 lb||20 lb||N / A|
|CoolMax®||15 lb||15 lb||20 lb||25 lb|
Fall in between two different weight limits for two blankets? We suggest going with the smaller of the two blanket weights.
Still not sure which size to buy? Most of our customers buy one of the 15-pound blankets.