Anxious and lost?
We're glad you found us!
We've been there. We know exactly what it's like to feel alone (and lost) under the weight of anxiety. In fact, that's exactly why we started Presently.
Our mindfulness bracelets can help you discover a new way to truly manage your anxiety. We know it sounds daunting. That's why we start with the basics:
Anxiety is a natural human response that helps us respond to threats and stay on track. However, excessive worry can derail our lives and hinder our progress.
- Are you overly self-conscious about what you might say or do in any social situation?
- Have you been through a traumatic experience and now avoid anything that may bring back trauma?
- Do you ever feel upset by your own thoughts and do all you can to make them go away?
- Do you fear being away from or losing a loved one?
- Do you have fears you know are irrational but still can't shake?
Do these worries interfere with your daily life?
Anxiety dictates our lives, leading us to avoid discomfort at any cost. Despite being a natural part of the human experience, we often resist acknowledging and accepting it.
You might be thinking, “Okay, so how do I get rid of my anxiety?”
We don’t. We acknowledge it, embrace it, and look it straight in the face. We can't eliminate anxiety entirely, but we can minimize its impact on our well-being.
Instead ask, “How do I peacefully cohabit with my anxiety?”
Here’s a good start:
- Observe your thoughts as an impartial observer, without judgement.
- Pay attention to every feeling you feel, let the wave of emotions wash over you.
- Accept uncertainty and let go of trying to answer the unanswerable questions.
- After taking some time to listen to your mind and body, align yourself with your values so you can act with more clarity.
When we learn how our minds work, we can learn to react differently to our anxiety-producing thoughts. We can start filling our lives with things that bring us the most joy instead of things that bring us the least anxiety.
We can start to live in the present moment.
We all know that — regardless of how long we've been in therapy — when stuck in a spiral of anxiety, and in search of a way out, our minds tend to go blank.
These bracelets are designed to support and reinforce the principles you've learned in therapy, empowering you to put them into practice, not only in session, but in those moments when your anxiety sneaks up on you.
With each glance at your wrist, you'll find the support and encouragement you need to push past your comfort zone and return to the present moment.
Break free from the grip of anxiety and cultivate the self-compassion that you need to further your journey.
Unlike mantra bracelets,
we're not here to simply inspire.
As two sisters with OCD & anxiety, we've learned that managing anxiety requires more than just positive, inspirational affirmations. It requires facing your anxiety head-on.
That's why we've created a new kind of mantra bracelet.
Presently bracelets are engraved with reminders inspired by cognitive-behavioral therapy.
It's time to get out of your head and get back to the present moment.
Find your reminder
"Brave the uncomfortable"
Perfect for those who:
• go with the flow, avoid confrontation
• avoid taking risks
• are afraid to be honest
• are hesitant to go to therapy
Anxiety is uncomfortable. We start to sweat, our chest tightens, and we suddenly feel the urge to run in the opposite direction. We try to find relief by either avoiding triggers or pushing the discomfort away. But, when we avoid discomfort, we avoid taking risks, trying new things, and creating positive change for ourselves. We let this discomfort dictate how we live our lives.
When you allow yourself to feel the anxiety, you’ll discover that the discomfort does not last forever. The more you challenge yourself to brave the uncomfortable moments of life, the more willing you will be to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you.
Perfect for those who:
• keep clothing they haven't worn in years "just in case"
• double, triple, & quadruple check anything before hitting send
• love to ask "what if?" and "are you sure?"
• have to read every review before watching a movie
• use their daily horoscope as a roadmap
• enjoy list-making
When a thought about the unknown crosses our mind, we can’t help but search for an answer. It’s difficult to surrender ourselves to the discomfort of not knowing. We have to accept that there are some things in life that we do not and might not ever know. When we reject uncertainty we allow ourselves to suffer more than we need to.
Resist seeking the certainty and quick relief that you crave. Instead of pushing the discomfort away, try pushing through it. The more resilience you build, the easier it will be to let go of trying to answer these unanswerable questions. Embrace uncertainty and you’ll start to find comfort in knowing that you don’t need to know everything to live your life in the present moment.
"I am separate from my mind"
Perfect for those who:
• assume having any doubts means they are doomed
• feel bad for "even having that thought"
• go to WebMD anytime they feel "off"
• interpret every dream as a sign
• overthink everything
Our minds tend to dwell on thoughts that produce worry or guilt, echoing them over and over until we become attached and mistakenly identify them as the truth. But, when we learn how our brain actually works we discover that our thoughts come and go involuntarily. Just because they exist within our mind, does not mean they hold any meaning outside of it.
Allow the thoughts to enter your awareness, without becoming personally invested. Give them the space to come and go without needing an explanation. When you create some distance, and remember that you are separate from your mind, you’ll notice the urge to decipher every thought will fade, and the desire to live in the present will strengthen.
"I let go of what I can't control"
Perfect for those who:
• let a little bad weather ruin their day
• try to change the way someone feels
• need to get everyone out the door on time
• always want to make everyone happy
• need to stick to their 5 year plan
• hate sitting in traffic
Sometimes we feel we have the power to control all areas of our life. When something doesn't go the way we imagined, we do everything in our power to reverse the outcome and extinguish the frustration that comes along with it. We spend time ruminating on things – our health, our future, or the actions of others – that we don't have control over. Let's focus on what we can control: our reactions and behaviors.
Instead of allowing your anxiety to hold you back, choose to move forward and adapt in a world that is constantly changing. Resist your temptation to regain control and free yourself from unnecessary suffering. Let go of what you can't control and grow into the person you want to be in the present moment.
"It's okay to feel how I feel"
Perfect for those who:
• apologize for being a "downer"
• think they're broken if they don't feel sad when they're "supposed" to
• think they need to be happy all the time
• go out even when they don't feel like it
• say they just need to "snap out of it"
We've been conditioned to think that if we feel unhappy or anxious, we must act quickly to mend the situation. We're often told to "stay positive" or “life’s too short to be sad.” But the truth is, the more we resist those feelings, the more suffering we endure. We heal more deeply when we allow ourselves to truly feel all of our emotions.
Rather than pushing your true feelings aside and pretending that you are okay, give yourself the respect and the space to feel however you feel in that moment. Let your emotions come to the surface. When you accept that it’s okay to feel how you feel, you'll be able to use the clarity to act truer to yourself and your beliefs in the present moment.
"My thoughts are passing clouds"
Perfect for those who:
• let their anxiety stop them from enjoying the moment
• find their mind easily drifts off during a meeting
• often go down a rabbit hole of anxious thinking
• fixate on the past
• obsess about the future
When we become overwhelmed with anxiety, our natural response is to quickly find relief by identifying the source and acting accordingly. This natural response hijacks our attention and pulls us away from the present moment. Though we can't remove anxiety completely, we can reduce our suffering.
Imagine observing your thoughts as if they were clouds in the sky. Watch them float by without speculating where they came from or where they are going. When you are able to see your thoughts out of the confines of your mind, you’ll gain the strength to sit with them and the emotions that come with it. When you're feeling stuck in a spiral of anxiety, remember your thoughts are passing clouds.
Find your bracelet
Presently Gift Cards
Gifted with meaning, effortlessly chosen.
Gift your anxious loved ones the courage to face anxiety and the option to choose a bracelet for themselves.
We donate 5% of every bracelet purchased
to these mental health nonprofits:
Why Mental Health Professionals Love Presently
— Liana Ross | Trauma & EMDR Therapist
As a therapist and someone who loves her presently bracelet, I cherish having one of my favorite reminders on my wrist at all times. “Brave the uncomfortable” is something I hope to drive home not only for my clients but for myself too.
— Jenna Overbaugh | LPC, OCD & Anxiety Therapist
I love them because they're not toxic positivity / generic stuff you could get a dime a dozen... they're all consistent with ERP/CBT lingo.
— Lacy Warne | LMFT, Anxiety Therapist & Coach
This isn't a sponsored situation. I'm not earning commission. I just wanted to share about small business that's making beautiful things that are encouraging and supporting mental health.
— Carly Samach | LMHC
When I’m looking for items I can use as apart of my lifestyle as a therapist and person who faces anxiety - I’m constantly looking for what aligns with my values & the self work me and clients do. Presently created such a piece - it’s a reminder to me that I can come back to myself and what matters most.
— Gianna LaLota | LMHC
I’m a big supporter of Presently and the ethos of the brand. I love how they pair simple yet elegant designs with inspiring mental health-related messages.
Our bracelets have helped many people struggling with anxiety.
Love!!— Torrie P.
I love my bracelet so much! I’ve gotten many friends to purchase a bracelet as well, a beautiful little piece to look at- that reminds me of my FIGHT and journey to get to where I am today with OCD!
This bracelet reminds me to "breathe" when my anxiety is triggered. It is so comfortable to wear every day.
Love these!— Jessica E.
This is my second purchase from Presently. I plan on gifting it to a friend going through a tough time. The message is beautiful and I love how the piece looks. Will be back for my third purchase soon enough.
A nice reminder— Angela
As someone who suffers with mental health issues, I wear this reminder daily. It helps me to stay in the moment, breathe and relax. I also bought it in honor of a loved one I recently lost to suicide, which has changed me to do more and be more involved with mental health awareness and advocacy.
New favorite bracelet— Bryan
This is a high quality, beautiful bracelet that also came with a small card that explains the phrase I chose and a handwritten note from the founders of Presently, which was such a nice surprise! As someone with OCD, I'm so happy to have found such a unique item that represents hope and healing from OCD and anxiety.
Beautiful & meaningful bracelet— Maria
The bracelet is beautiful, the Amazonite beads complement the gold perfectly! I love that the bracelet is adjustable- I have trouble finding bracelets that are small enough. I love the meaning behind these bracelets and will definitely be buying them as gifts!
Love my new bracelet— Daniel
Well my bracelet (I bought two actually) got here safe and sound to Costa Rica. Not only I love the quality but the chance to read and remember these carefully selected phrases. I would buy again, thanks Emily & Lindsay
Beautiful!— Michele M.
This bracelet is SO beautifully made! Love how unique the dalmatian gemstones look, and how delicate and discreet the engraving is. Honestly, I underestimated the impact that wearing a mindfulness message would have on my day to day life. So happy I got this.
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