I’m at that point in my cycle of mental illness where I’m having a LOT of anxiety and finding it hard to come out of it. I started taking medication again. Which sucks. But I have noticed some positive changes. For one…I’m actually writing on this blog again. I haven’t been able to bring myself to do that in a long time. I haven’t really been able to bring myself to do much. I breathe in and out, I bathe…sometimes, I’ve been doing my work….but it’s right there under the surface. The anxiety is always threatening to come fully out and fuck everything up.
One thing that I’ve found a bit helpful has been meditation. It sounds all hippy-dippy and bullshit…but it actually does help to get your mind to relax, calm down and your body to just breathe and be still.
I received an offer to review these mala beads in exchange for a heavy discount on them. Full price they’re only $15 and I think that’s a great deal. Mala beads are great for meditation. There are exactly 108 beads on the necklace and in a similar fashion of a rosary I say a mantra that helps me when I’m feeling anxious and go through the beads repeating it.
This necklace is made from real Indian Agalwood. The necklace is very light and can easily be wound around your wrist several times to wear as a bracelet…which is what I’ve done. The cord is stretchy so it gives a little and the knot that ties it off is just beautiful.