If you suffer from anxiety and/or panic attacks on a regular basis, medication doesn’t have to be your only option.
To reduce anxiety and feel less stressed, here are a number of ways you can reduce anxiety naturally:
Exercise is important for your mental health. It releases feel good chemicals in your brain called endorphins and it can help to ease anxiety.
Oxygen is the most essential nutrient. Take long, deep breath for 5-10 min it will allow your brain to rest and heal. It is one of the best practices for reducing stress, worry and fear.
Water is very important for balancing stress hormones and reduce inflammation in the brain. When we become dehydrated, we release more stress hormone, and this creates the feeling as though we are “on edge”
Watch what you eat
Top 6 foods that trigger the anxiety: sugar and processed foods, too much caffeine, artificial flowerings, processed vegetable oils, gluten and grains, conventional meat products. Try to avoid them.
Expressing your anxiety on a paper can help you feel more in control.
Keeping a diary and writing down your feelings is a great coping technique.
Write the gratitude journal daily, it will help your mind to switch to the positive things in your life. Start with writing down 5 things you are grateful for that day.
Listen to positive affirmations
Sleep is extremely important to our bodies and a decent nights sleep helps our bodies to repair and helps our brain function. It is recommended to get 8 hours of sleep per night. If you have trouble sleeping, try a sleeping routine to help or speak to your Doctor for advice.
Talking to friends or family can help you to get whatever has been bothering you off your chest. This can automatically make you feel calmer and give you a sense of release.
Aromatherapy can help you to feel more relaxed. Certain oils and scents produce a calming effect on your body and they can help your anxiety to ease.
Below are some Oils you can try at home when you are feeling stressed or anxious:
Herbal Tea and Supplements
Green Tea contains L-theanine which is said to produce calming effects and relieve stress and anxiety.
Similar to Lavender, Lemon Balm is thought to have sedative affects.
St.Johns Wort is a popular supplement for anxiety and depression.
It is said to work by stopping the brain using up important neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine.
People that suffer with anxiety can sometimes be Vitamin A deficient.
Your body doesn’t require a lot of Magnesium but if you aren’t getting enough of it, this can lead to anxiety.
If you are suffering from anxiety, please consult a medical professional as soon as possible.