by Tawanna Cullen May. 06, 2019 565 views
Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket

If you suffer from anxiety, you might benefit from having a weighted blanket. In today's society we are exposed to so much. Some things we don't even invite into our minds but they some how intrude. We are so connected it almost feels like entanglement at times. We scroll and see things that make us laugh, and other times it can do the complete opposite. Some things we wish we didn't see or read. We can't undo it and once it's done, there is no taking it back . This is one of the reasons why we should be responsible with our platform. We all have one. Our words. The things we share online. It all has influence. It all falls on someones eyes, thoughts, and will sink down into someone's soul leaving them with some sort of feeling. We don't have the ability to know exactly who our words effect. We have so many anonymous browsers that will read what you've said but never like, or indicate that they have connected with you. They are silent but your words, pictures, influence will carry on in their minds. People form opinions about you and your online presence that you may never know of.

There is so much hate out there. The comment rule of "Don't read the comments!" comes from people voicing their opinions so carelessly. I doubt it will stop because there will always be those who hate and those who will use a screen time to post hateful words. Online activity has been the cause of suicides, panic attacks, anxiety and so on. It's pretty sad. I've been subjected to public shaming more than a few times. It is hurtful but life must go on...

When all comes crashing down in your heart, when you can't seem to shake the negative feelings, retreat away and pray. You have to step away. Change your environment. Take a walk, change the channel, or look at cat videos! Sometimes I go get under my weighted blanket and pray. It feels like a hug. A much needed hug and prayers helps me to release the hurt in my heart. If I can be honest, the weighted blanket won't remove the pain, it's not a cure all but it helps get me through the moment.

Life must go on. Knowing your personal value isn't defined by the approval of another person great help. For me, I find my value in God. He created me, so I must be important to Him. I don't measure His love by what people do to me. Free will is a gift to everyone and I don't blame God for what people choose to do. When I am hurting and needing comfort, I retreat and pray while my grey weighted blanket gives me a hug.

I found my weighted blanket on amazon after researching how it helps with calming. I hope you are having a comforting day.

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Mel - 1 year, 1 month ago

I enjoyed reading your thoughts on anxiety as a Christian. I am a Christian as well who used to suffer from severe social anxiety. Praying, listening to worship music, going on walks/ hikes, and reading the Bible has helped me so much. I recommend for you to look up "Sounds Like Reign" on YouTube. They are a lovely Christian family who sing original Christian songs and hymn covers. Their cover of "Softly and Tenderly" is so beautiful. It made me feel God's love and brought me to tears.

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Tawanna Cullen Replied to Mel - 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you for the reference to them. Prayer and listening to worship music certainly does help. I recently started reading anxiety devotions via the You version app. Reminding myself to give my cares to God is a daily act that I have to do. I find that once I do that, things do get better.

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Mel - Replied to Tawanna Cullen 11 months, 1 week ago

God bless you

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Andi Saw 2 years, 4 months ago

I've always wodered if its weight would cause mo more anxiety because I cannot move properly. (Ok, it's not a stone, but a blanket) smile 
Don't you feel restraint?

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tawanna Cullen Replied to Andi Saw 11 months, 1 week ago

Oh my, I'm so sorry I am just now seeing these comments on this post! I totally get that thought but surprisingly it doesn't do that for me. I'm claustrophobic and I do not like being restrained but the blanket doesn't feel that way. I usually leave my feet out too.

11 months, 1 week ago Edited