15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs

Having anxiety is like having butterflies in your stomach for any and every given reason, only they’re not friendly, flirty butterflies, they’re more like angry bees. I was recording videos (for the first time ever) last week for From Struggle to Shine (a program where I teach entrepreneurs to strategize stories to build deeper connections with and more support from their audiences) and I felt like said bees were going to be the death of me. There’s physical discomfort – stomach churning, heart racing – topped with mental chaos, not one thought after the other, but all together to create a nonstop buzz..

What do I say? How many freaking times am I going to need to record this before I get it? Will my clients think I’m an idiot? Are my forehead wrinkles showing? I’m too young for forehead wrinkles. Do I really need to do video content? (Yes Allyn, you do) Why is this so hard? I should be able to do this. I’m even more frustrated because this should be easy and it’s hard. Is this how my voice sounds in real life? Ugh. 

PS – There’s a blooper in the Gem Nation Facebook Group (=D), which you can join here if you own a business.

Calming things to help you feel grounded when anxiety's getting the best of you.

If you have anxiety, you get it. I’ve been so impressed by how many brands and products have popped up that support anxiety, so I had to share some of my favorites with you:

Here are 15 little things every person with anxiety needs:

1.) Mental booboos deserve bandaids too. These are temporary and adorable from Motivational Tattoo ($7).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Motivational Tattoo

2.) A calming coloring book ($9.95).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Coloring Book from Urban Outfitters

3.) I don’t think the phrase “keep calm” works on anyone, anxiety present or not, but just to be safe, grab this from Ice Cream Tees ($15).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Ice Cream Tees

4.) These tracker planner stickers from Disco Prints that will help you identify patterns and triggers, which is a strategy that’s helped me get a better handle on my anxiety ($5).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Disco Prints

5.) The neck’s best thing for when you find your shoulders have slid up to your ear lobes from Uncommon Goods is this aromatherapeutic wrap ($25).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Comfort Herbal Neck Wrap from Uncommon Goods

6.) It’s the comforting power of chocolate with the anxiety relief factor of lavender from Luxury Fine Foods. WIN WIN. ($10)

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Wild Blueberry Lavender Raiz The Bar

7.) I thought I was the only one who thinks small talk is ridiculously hard. It’s okay to Be Brutal ($2).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Be Brutal

8.) My exact composition. This mug from Smidge Of Creativity gets it ($10).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Smidge Of Creativity Mug

9.) We like prints that say it like it is, like this one from Vicious Prints ($5).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Vicious Prints

10.) A beautiful (jewel tones!) To Do Planner for better mental health and wellbeing from The Happy Life Balance ($8)

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs // Mental Health To Do Planner from The Happy Life Balance

11.) You have no idea how much your friend with anxiety will appreciate this card from With Love ($4).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - With Love Card

12.) This is called Anxiety Magic Oil, so no explanation needed – from Aquarian Soul ($12).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Aquarian Soul Anxiety Magic Oil

13.) I don’t even like vegetables (like at all), so I don’t think food is my best bet for an anxiety reduction strategy, but it might be for you! By Gill Paul ($10).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Eat Yourself Calm

14.) I didn’t know spinning meditation rings were a thing until right now (they help focus your thoughts and intentions), but I certainly need one like this beauty from ByCila Jewelry ($62).

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Spinner Meditation Ring from ByCila Jewelry

15.) And to end on a gem note, the pretty purple lepidolite stones in this calming bracelet from The Hippie Ship bring gentleness and balanced energy ($17). Plus, it’ll remind you that you are always a gem! <3

15 Little Things Every Person With Anxiety Needs - Bracelet from The Hippie Ship

I also found lots of calm in the Must Have Box that POPSUGAR sent to me this month! The Glade candle smells like vacation, the Manduka towel is going to help keep me grounded on both my yoga mat and in life, and I’ll be leaving these Happy Notes all around town (they’re sticky notes with inspiring messages on them!). Save $5 on your first POPSUGAR Must Have Box with code SHOP5!

POPSUGAR January Must Have Box

If you’re living with anxiety, what little things help get you through it?


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Photo By: Kate Stutz
  • Nicole Narvaez Manns

    Thank you SO much for this! I ordered three of the items for my daughter, who has anxiety, especially as a young mom and college student! Such a valuable article!

    • Thank you so much, as always, for stopping by, @nicolenarvaezmanns:disqus! Your daughter is lucky to have a mom like you supporting her! <3

  • VickiMae

    Great list! Love the spinning rings.

    • Me too! They’re such a more fashionable alternative to those fidget spinners! 😉 Thanks for stopping by! <3