Anxiety and Natural Remedies
Anxiety is an excessive, irrational dread of everyday events. Over 18% of the population is suffering from anxiety. Anxiety feels like an overwhelming fear, dizziness, heart palpitations, and increased blood pressure. When anxiety takes over daily activities you may have an anxiety disorder. The process of finding a way to calm your anxiety is one of the keys to overcoming the effects that may take over your life.
- Exercise Regularly – Exercise is good for your body and your mind. Movement and activity help to promote blood flow and improve neurotransmitter function and regulation. Releasing endorphins from exercise can improve your mood and keep anxiety at bay.
- Relaxation Techniques – There are many relaxation techniques out there that can bring relief when anxiety starts to take over. Practice makes perfect with these techniques and if you don’t dedicate some time to these techniques, they will never become a part of your winding down process. Visualization is a technique of forming mental images of calming and peaceful images. Meditation is a calming technique that focusing on an object to let the mind wander and relax.
- Supplements – There are supplements available that can help to alleviate stress and anxiety. One of these supplements is called Total Calm by Solaray. This product contains vitamin B-12, l-theanine, lavender, lemon balm, holy basil, eleuthero, n-acetyl-l-carnitine, rhodiola, and ginseng. These components work together to reduce stress and balance hormone levels with improved attention. Another supplement is called Pure Tranquility by Pure Encapsulations. This product contains GABA, suntheanine l-theanine, and glycine. It works to calm the body and support a healthy immune system.
- Journaling – Often times the stress and anxiety is taking over our mind. By journaling and writing down your thoughts and worries, you can channel this anxiety and lessen its impact in your life. This type of therapy is very effective and doesn’t take much time or effort to begin.
- Friend/Family Time – Take time to enjoy your friends and family members. Hanging out with friends actually releases oxytocin, which is a natural stress reliever. Studies have shown that people who have fewer social connections are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.
- Wind Down – Take the time to relax. Have a technique that works for you at night. Maybe you need a soak in the bath or maybe listen to soothing music. Music is extremely calming to the brain and can bring up memories from the happiest times in our lives. Nature sounds are also very soothing and calming.
- Stand Up – Face your fears and show that they don’t have the hold you think they do over your life. If you have a fear of heights, try to climb some steeper areas and train your body to realize that you will be okay, even at those heights. If you have a fear of water, try and take some swim lessons to gain control of the water and show the true power of mind over matter. Facing fears is one way to gain control of your anxiety, but baby steps may be in order.