Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where a person feels under pressure, it usually passes once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed.
Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t subside. These feelings can be ongoing and exist without any particular reason or cause. Anxiety is a serious condition that makes it hard for a person to cope with daily life. We all feel anxious from time to time but for a person experiencing anxiety, these feelings cannot be easily controlled.
There are many levels of anxiety. Whether you have been diagnosed with anxiety or you experience small waves of anxiety from time to time, you may not want to try medication just yet. There are many safe, natural remedies for anxiety, from mind-body techniques to supplements and calming teas. Some start working right away, while others may help lessen anxiety over time.
Chamomile is great for when you have a jittery moment. Take a deep breath and head to the kitchen to make a fresh brew of chamomile tea.
Lemon balm can be sold as a tea, capsule, and tincture, lemon balm is often combined with other calming herbs such as hops, chamomile, and valerian. Used since the Middle Ages to reduce stress and help with sleeping, lemon balm is a great natural medicine for anxiety.
A great way to take care of your health and wellbeing is exercise. A powerful antidote to depression and anxiety, both immediately and in the long term, regular exercise boosts all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing.
Life is busy. Ask yourself, “is there time in my day to schedule 30 minutes to do whatever I can to real?” It could be a walk, meditation, yoga, tai chi or anything you find relaxing.
Try lavender essential oil to calm yourself, Add a drop to your collarbone and the smell wafts up – the odour is very relaxing. Or, you can rub it gently into your temple.
Omega-3 fatty acids
There is some evidence that omega-3 fatty acids may ease anxiety symptoms and lift your mood by lowering levels of stress chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol in the body. Caned fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon, walnuts, and flax seeds are all great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Aim for 1 to 3 grams Try to get between 1 and 3 grams of omega-3 daily.
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