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- comment on this post with an email address to contact you! if you don't often check your email, and we're friends on facebook, you can tell me your name and I can message you there if you win!
anxiety & exercise (plus a Pure Yogi giveaway!!!)
I've struggled with anxiety since fifth grade, and have taken to talking about it quite a bit on my blogs and youtube channel. Here are some videos I've made that cover anxiety & how I deal (in order of most to least recent):
regarding social anxiety
anxiety tips and tricks from personal experience
on anxiety about school, relationships & the future
me and my mom talk about anxiety & stigma
on self-awareness and anxiety
on mental health generally
anxiety disorder basics
a Q&A on anxiety
my very first anxiety-related video for youtube!
If you've watched any of these videos, you've probably heard me recommend exercise or some kind of focus on the physical. I've found that taking oneself out of the mind, and into our corporeality - in other words, when we touch our skin, take a bath and feel the hot water, when we go for a run or hold a yoga pose, our mind is given a break from the thoughts that tire us out day in and day out. If you have anxiety, you know how tiring it is to think and worry and predict ... yoga has been something that I find really helpful for this. It's not too exerting so I can do it even after a long stressful day at school (or before I tackle something else that makes me anxious), but it is challenging enough (especially hot yoga) to keep my mind preoccupied with the pose I'm holding, and the way my muscles feel, rather than irrational worries about the future
So, when Pure Yogi wanted to send me a sports bra & the opportunity to give one (or a piece of your choosing) to a lucky follower I thought - heck yea! and if yoga isn't your thing, you can still wear their comfy organic cotton clothes and feel good that what you're sporting is environmentally-friendly (and it makes my boobs look great!!)
Here's what you have to do to enter:
The winner can choose an item from this page
I'll pick a winner randomly in one week - so, October 22nd! Goodluck, sweethearts!
Here is the Pure Yogi bra I've got (that you can win)...it's lovely and so comfy...however, this is a size medium and it fits pretty snug so I would assume their sizes run a tad small!
UPDATE: winner chosen! congrats Livy!!!