Stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. The lifestyle which we are leading right now, our “New Modern Lifestyle” is full of stress and tension.
Many natural remedies can work well for people and come with actual health benefits. There are many treatment options that anxiety sufferers can turn too to minimize their anxiety symptoms drastically so that they can have a normal and anxiety free life for the most part.
Medications are always an option too particularly for bad cases though you should only ever take medication prescribed by a doctor as some can be addictive if taken for too long of a period of time. Hence, the moment you realize you have anxiety disorders do not let that escalate. Start working on yourself because at the end of the day you will be with your own self and never forget that you matter. Your work, your family, your friends and your daily life activities all exist because you exist. There shall be no excuse to not consider yourself important.
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Don’t believe anyone who says you can’t get cured.
Everyone has anxiety. Some people’s get of it easily. A cure is when your anxiety no longer gets on the way of your life. So, never believe people saying it can’t be cured . It can! There is a lack of mental health awareness among people. Unfortunately, even today in 21st century mental health is highly stigmatized.
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So let’s talk about a couple of ways to combat anxiety other than medication.
Improve your sleep
Lack of sleep may limit your creativity and problem solving ability, lead to feeling irritable and all this can lead to aggravate your anxiety. Sleep can lift your mood, improve thinking and memory, lower stress and blood pressure, and help boost your immune system.
Try listening to this, if you want to have a relaxing soul. This may help.
People who meditate say it has a calming effect. It can reduce anxiety. It promotes emotional health, enhances self-awareness, lengthens attention span, improve your health, and makes you happier. It reduces reduces stress. Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation. In turn it controls anxiety.
Exercise is one of the best ways to improve one’s mental and emotional health. Exercising regularly can help alleviate depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Research has shown that regular exercise helps people fall asleep faster and enjoy a deeper sleep. It can also improve sleep duration, and decrease middle of the night wake ups providing a better overall sleep quality.
Exercising enhances the action of endorphins and enkephalins, which improve natural immunity and reduce the perception of pain. Regular exercise can also improve mood, feelings of having more energy and overall quality of life. Exercise also helps with ADHD and can even improve our brain function.
If you are a beginner try doing this exercise after watching this video.
Definitely Do Yoga
Practicing yoga offers a number of health benefits, including healthy and strong body, peace of mind, increased focus & concentration, etc. Yoga includes breathing practices known as pranayama, which can be effective for reducing our stress response, improving lung function and encouraging relaxation. Many pranayamas emphasize slowing down and deepening the breath, which activates the body’s parasympathetic system, or relaxation response. By changing our pattern of breathing, we can significantly affect our body’s experience of and response to stress.
Researchers suspect that yoga may reduce stress by interfering with the central nervous system’s ability to release stress hormones. Studies show that meditation-focused types of yoga, like yoga asana, boost levels of feel-good hormones like oxytocin in the brain. Plus, yoga is an exercise, and exercise in and of itself is a stress reliever.
Try doing whatever makes you lively
Engross yourself in something that makes you relieved, make time for yourself. If you like gardening, try to spend more time with your little saplings or if you are a pet lover then definitely start spending your time with them. Channelize your energy, indulge yourself into activities that give you pleasure, go out take a walk, start sketching and make sure to stay from the cause of the concern. Staying positive is the first step to walk away from your stress causing agent.
Constant exposure to our environment, the things we eat, and stresses from both inside and outside our bodies all leads us to constant pressure. When people start eating healthy food and get appropriate nutrition, their body starts working efficiently. A healthy and balanced diet is important to receive all-round nutrition and also leads to healthy living.
Eating certain foods can offer natural stress relief. There are many foods with special properties, which can help you easily manage, control and reduce stress. Food which are rich in B group of vitamins, magnesium, selenium and Amino Acid tryptophan can help relax muscles and nerve. thus help you to elevate your mood.
Do include oats, apple, banana, blueberries, nuts and seeds, saffron, green leafy vegetables, Chamomile tea, honey and golden milk in your diet.
Spend time with your loved ones
Human beings are social creatures. The one thing you should be doing that cures your anxiety is to socialize. Socializing with people who understand you can do wonders. Go out with for a cup of coffee with a friend of yours or sit back with your mother or father and recall memories from the past or simply socialize with anyone who is good for your mental health. It has long-lasting benefits and significantly reduces your worries even through a brief hangout session.