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alexisanncooper

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Managing Anxiety

Hey, what’s up, hello! Just popping in to catch up since it’s been a while.  I started this creative space about a year and some change ago and I’ve been coming up with excuses ever since on why I don’t post anything. Mostly it’s because I was afraid to be judged for what I may or may not share here. But this is MY space and I’m just going to roll with wherever it takes me! I’ve done a few polls on the gram and a lot of y’all have asked me to share more about my personal life journey, so I figured I would just jump right into the thick of it and say I’m an anxious person haha. IG makes my life seem super active and upbeat and it definitely is, but I struggle with anxiety daily. Did you know that it’s actually the most common “mental health” problem? Now there are definitely people who require medication etc. so if you are one of those people, please continue whatever plan you are on. I’ve never had to be medicated for it so the tips and tricks below are only from my personal experience, but I figured I would share them for any other fellow anxious minds.

1. Workout

I cannot stress this enough! Working out releases endorphins. Endorphins are good for you and make you happy. It doesn’t get any more simple than that! I tend to choose high intensity workouts like Barry’s Bootcamp, Orange Theory etc. I also love going on runs outdoors (The Katy Trail here in Dallas is amazing), or I’ll go to spin class where the room is dark and the music/message really resonates. When I workout, it takes my mind off of anything I’m anxious or stressed about. It’s important to take at least one hour each day for yourself no matter how busy you are. Self-care baby!

2. Limit Caffeine Intake

This one is HARD. I love the taste of coffee, but caffeine actually intensifies anxiety! If you watch me drink coffee, you’ll see that I rarely finish it. I’ll drink about half and toss it. I like to choose green tea or black tea instead. Most times when I drink a whole coffee I get really shakey and wired and I don’t like that feeling. Then because I don’t like the feeling, I start to get all worked up and anxious lol. So Caffeine is  touch and go for me.

3. The Calm App

Y’all…. this app is amazing! There are so many series to choose from. They have meditation, sleep stories, music etc. I turn it on when my mind just won’t shut off. It works for me every single time, I’m not joking. I am not getting paid to promote them either, just sharing it because I really do love it! Also they have a Matthew McConaughey sleep story and his voice is like butter haha.

4. Alone Time

Taking time for yourself by yourself is the best thing you can do for your mind. Turn your phone on DND, put on some music or a podcast and chill out. Talk your mind through the anxious thoughts and what is causing you to feel that way. Then address it, remind yourself that you will get through it and then drop it! 

By no means am I an expert or therapist, just wanted to share a few things that work for me when my anxiety decides to creep up. Well that about does it, my life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine but neither is anyone else’s. I’m all about keeping it real these days! 

XO,

Alexis 

Fashion

JORD Wood Watches

The holidays are here!  I don’t know about y’all, but I struggle with gift shopping every year for some reason.  I’m pretty sure I just overthink too much and end up giving myself a mental block.  This year I am extremely excited to be partnering with JORD and hopefully bring some ease to your holiday shopping lists.  They have some of the most beautiful watches and they are all made of wood!  I chose the Cassia Series – Walnut & Vintage Rose and I’m obsessed to say the least.  The quality of the watch is amazing and not heavy on the wrist, which I love.  Most of my other watches are beautiful but become heavy after a while.  The Cassia Series comes in three other styles as well, so if rose gold isn’t your thing, there are more to choose from!  I layer this watch with other rose gold, gold or even silver bracelets and rings and it truly stands out.

 

The men’s collection is amazing too!  My boyfriend has his eye on the Hyde Series – Ebony & Iron which is super sharp looking – we will see if Santa brings it to him this year!  I really like JORD because the customer service is amazing and the watches come in a nice and durable wooden case with polish and cleaner.  They go above and beyond to make sure that your watch is everything you want and more.  I also love that the price point is so affordable for a watch of this caliber.  The holidays can become expensive depending on how many people you have on your gift list which is why I want to give y’all 25% off your purchase with JORD!  All you need to do is click the discount link below and enter in your information to receive your custom 25% off code, then shop the JORD homepage (listed below as well).  I have also included a link to the exact watch I got. Don’t be afraid to share your feedback with me, I would love to hear about all of y’alls watches!   You have until December 19th at midnight to redeem the code plus get USPS Priority Christmas shipping.  Happy holiday shopping loves!

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XO!

 

 

 

 

Fashion

Jimi Hendrix Inspo

Happy Thursday!  I am so glad that the weekend is almost here.  This week was one of those super productive but extremely draining weeks.  I have been trying to switch to morning workouts *send help* while entering busy season at my firm, managing a long distance relationship (for only 6 more days thank goodness), being a phenomenal dog mom and trying to blog on top of it – too much?

I could not miss out on sharing with y’all my new favorite new pair of heels though.  I wore them twice this week and I am not ashamed of that….yes that makes me an outfit repeater (anyone else miss Lizzie McGuire?).  I’m a sucker for anything with print or detail so when I saw these shoes, I died (not really) but I was in total shoe heaven.  They are so comfortable and perfect to dress up or down. I wear heels everyday since my career requires it and these have never hurt my feet once!   Plus I feel like a total badass when I wear them.

We all know Jimi was a wild spirit with some serious #fashiongoals so I think “Hendrix” was the perfect name for these babies.  I paired them with these adorable American Eagle camo green denim jeggings and had myself a party, which is what I hope you will do too since who doesn’t love a good party? Have a fabulous weekend dolls!

XO!