This week has draggggggggged on. Every day I found myself saying “It’s only Monday??”, “It’s only Tuesday??”. Well, Friday eve is here at last. I found myself struggling to come up for air this week with various things that popped up at work. I wasn’t alone in that feeling and saw many co-workers looking run down, frazzled and at times, in tears. I tend to take on other people’s emotions- my fiance likes to say that I feel all the feelings. There were several months where both him and my mother banned me from watching the news because I would end up in a puddle on the floor.
Anywho. I took on a lot of emotions this week and found myself feeling really anxious. My daily runs weren’t doing the trick and having been deprived of my daily glass of wine (perhaps not the best coping skill) I looked for support elsewhere. I started digging around and talking to people who have similar personalities and can sometimes get anxious. I ended up talking to a friend who told me about this packet she had been adding in her water at night to promote calm. I love a good concoction so I was intrigued.
After looking into it, I learned that Natural Calm is a powder that dissolves in your drink and promotes healthy magnesium levels and balances calcium intake. When our bodies don’t have enough magnesium, calcium remains in our cells which prolongs stress. Also- we can experience symptoms from magnesium-deficiency such as having low energy (check), inability to sleep (this week check), muscle tension (check), spasms and cramps, constipation, nervousness (check check) and headaches (CHECK).
My ears always perk up when I hear about anxiety. It seems like every day I look around and more and more people are suffering from anxiety. Maybe it is because we are exposed to too much information, maybe it has something to do with the foods we consume, maybe it’s environmental- or perhaps it’s a nice combo platter of all of that. Regardless, never before have I heard the word “Anxiety” more. I find it really interesting (probably why I am in this profession) and am always looking for ways to address it. Seems like it’s worth a shot right? And bonus- Natural calm is vegan, gluten-free, non gmo, certified raw and certified clean. I tried it last night and felt calm today regardless of my hectic schedule. Now, that could be a coincidence. It was just the first day. But I am really hopeful about this and plan to try it out for a few weeks.
*** Make sure to avoid my mistake and actually read the directions. I skimmed and saw two teaspoons and only after consuming the entire drink did I read that it says to start with HALF a teaspoon and gradually over time build up to two teaspoons in a day, only if your body needs it.