Keep It Simple!

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Keep It Simple! was the original tagline for this website. I changed it to Anxiety Management Tools to better describe the content.

However, Keep It Simple! is still a core belief of mine and it remains at the heart of this website.

I think the term Keep It Simple is appealing to people because we really need it at our core.

What Does it Mean to You? How to Keep it Simple.

I picture being in a room with only the chair I’m sitting on and a plant in the corner, there’s no clutter, I can think, I can relax.

What do you picture?

It’s like when you take all the magnets and junk off your refrigerator and you can finally have some mental peace. (Some people like that esp if it’s pictures of loved ones but you know what I mean right?)

When it comes to anxiety, it’s better if we can keep things as simple as possible.

When we get our anti-anxiety tools organized and have them handy, this alone can reduce anxiety because I don’t know about you but it’s 100 times harder for me to find what I need when I’m in the middle of an anxiety attack.

One idea to get started is to make a list of how you might be able to simplify around your house, a short, simple list.

The best suggestion I found was to just start with one room and if possible make that your bedroom. Having one room where everything is put away and organized, where you can go when things get stressful can be a life saver.

If fixing up the whole room seems overwhelming, take a smaller slice to start with and maybe just clean off the dresser.  Just make a peaceful space where you can go when you are experiencing anxiety. You might have a candle there and or some flowers or a book that makes you feel happy and some of your other anti-anxiety tools like homeopathics or essential oils.

What it means for this website

In the context of the information provided here, keeping it simple means gathering all the information we can about our given anxiety disorder(s) and having it at our fingertips.

This whole idea started with me and my own anxiety. I found a lot of good information on the internet but it wasn’t organized. It was all floating around in my head, I knew I wanted to use amino acids but I didn’t know how or where to start. (I talk more about this here.)

That is when I sat down, took the information I had, and organized it into a spreadsheet with all the symptoms corresponding to specific amino acid deficiencies. I put it in a page protector and I keep it in my room in an open-top, free-standing tote bag.

Or a file box like this   

would work nicely. It’s always there and when

I’m having anxiety or depression I can easily grab it and see what I need to do.


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Anxiety Disorders are not Simple

There is going to end up being a LOT of information on this website because unfortunately there are a load of anxiety-related disorders that are affecting more people now than ever. There is nothing simple about it.

There are many strategies to manage these disorders.

I will strive to keep the information organized.

One way I will do that is by providing you access to download and save my spreadsheets.

Please, put them in page protectors and keep them on your dresser or designated peaceful, cleaned off place.

Mine are in the tote bag near my dresser. This has helped me so much.

I keep my homeopathic remedies in a lipstick organizer nearby on top of my dresser.

My amino acids are all together in a small box next to that.

I have a small plastic shelf that I attached to the wall with my essential oils on it.

If you have the room you could keep everything in a set of boxes like these Kate Spade Decorative Storage Boxes with Lids

Or these drawers, depending on your decor, they come in 3 colors:

 

Spreadsheets:

The following links will take you to my Resources Page (A work in progress) Scroll down to find the printable PDF files.

Chart of Amino Acid Deficiency Symptoms

Amino Acid Notes & Warnings

My Goal

I want the best for all of you. I want to help you by gathering information and putting it into a more simple, organized format.

Your Thoughts

We can do this one day at a time.

We can manage anxiety! It may take some trial and error. Let’s talk, what have you tried? What works, what doesn’t?

I have a lot more coming in the near future, including my new Article Series called Let’s Get Real.

Read what other commenters have suggested on the different posts regarding food, exercise and weighted blankets.

Please let me know what you think. I welcome your ideas for articles and certainly your thoughts on how to keep it simple. I need your feedback!

Thank you for reading!

Alison

 

4 Replies to “Keep It Simple!”

  1. Kenya Mcleod says:

    I like how you say keep it simple and even your website represents that very well. But you also make it very clear that dealing with Anxiety Disorder is not going to be a simple 1-2 step solution. Remaining organized can always clear the head and knowing where to find certain items when you need it is a reliever. There are many times where I can’t find something and it just makes me angry or stressed out. Doing the simple process of organizing your thoughts or your items is a great way to deal with symptoms of Anxiety Disorder. A very good thing to read in general.

    1. Hi Kenya,

      Thank you so much for your comment. I am exactly the same way when I can’t find something! 

      I’m glad you recognize that getting organized is a good strategy for helping with anxiety.

      Glad to have you here, stay safe!

      Alison

  2. Ismeglamour says:

    Hello there, Thanks for sharing this awesome article I know it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me. keeping it simple is key to acheving a lot i have a website already set up buti am keeping things a bit simple so as to be able to pass my messasge effectively.

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you found it helpful!

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