If you feel you have overactive nerves because you are jumpy, anxious, angry, quick to jump to anything, and overly emotional, or you have an illness or condition you are associating with overactive nerves – and you are looking for help, this page is my attempt to share what has helped me.
My overactive nerves were so bad I got fibromyalgia, and as I learned to calm and soothe myself and become a more calm, relaxed, even person, I got healthier. And as I got healthier, I became more calm, relaxed and even. Oh, and happy.
One wonderful side effect of learning how to calm overactive nerves is you can get happy. You’re not constantly getting hijacked by your emotions as a response to things that happen around you.
So, here’s some things that helped me.
1. Valerian Root
I used to take it to help me sleep, and I discovered that it could actually help me stay calm too, if I took a low dosage. It’s a kind of sedative. You aren’t supposed to drive or anything, but it did help me chill out a little bit without feeling sleepy. It’s an herb, so it’s totally natural. You can also try the liquid extract valerian root
The sales page on it says it is all natural and can reduce stress and help with health maitenance. It can be effective in any situation that causes stress. It’s homeopathic so it’s safe for the whole family. People use it for their kids and pets. It can help instill a sense of calm and control.
It’s supposed to do this through the blend of flower essences that are in it. They all promote calm and wellness.
I also think it can be an effective behavior modification element – it gives you something else to do besides what you usually do. So instead of screaming, yelling, hiding, or blaming, you are going for your rescue remedy and taking some deep breaths while you wait for it to kick in.
I had a friend with a seizure disorder related to stress who always had some of this with her, and when she started seeing flashes she would sit down and take her rescue remedy until they passed.
3. Good Days Tablets for a Positive Mood I took these regularly for many months. I do believe that the mind has much more control over the body than most people know or believe and it’s not just that if your nerves could relax, your mind could stay calm – it’s also that if your mind can stay calm, your nerves can relax.
4. I took up gentle yoga with this super-gentle cd 4 years later, I still do a sequence on this cd a lot. My favorite sequence on it is the one for anger but there’s also sequences for all sorts of stuff, including anxiety.
Yoga has been a very large part of my gradual healing of my ‘nervous issue’. It didn’t happen in a week, and I’m still not done, but I am a 100% different person than I was 4 years ago.
When I first looked for help for all my ‘issues’ one doctor gave me a relaxation cd, and that never worked for me. Yoga works much better because I can move and do something and that helps me quiet my mind and induce a relaxed state. Just laying there and listening to someone drone on never did.
5. Get a new outlook on life – I discovered over time that almost all of my suffering was self-imposed. All of my anxiousness came from beliefs and thoughts that actually aren’t true. This was a long hard road for me, and I’m still working on turning it around, but here’s the books that have helped me the most.
You Can Feel Good Again: Common-Sense Strategies for Releasing Unhappiness and Changing Your Life
Waking the Tiger : Healing Trauma : The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences
I Need Your Love – Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead
Ask and It is Given
One more thing, if you have true panic and anxiety attacks, I do recommend the techniques in the panic away products (my review)
So, I’d love to hear from you. What do you think? what has helped you? What’s going on with your life? Thanks, Lisa
(it's broken up into a little bit of info and a restorative exercise a day) Click Here to See it!