Overcome Anxiety Naturally
HOW TO FIGHT ANXIETY NATURALLY
Did you know that disorders related to anxiety affect almost 40 million adults in the United States? Even more surprising is the fact that though most of such issues are treatable, only a meagre one-third of those who are suffering receive treatment.
Anxiety and stress have definitely found their ways into our lives in a big way. In fact, it is a two-way problem. The first issue is acceptance. We usually do not see anxiety as a problem since it has become heavily ingrained in our lives. Secondly, even those who see it as a problem, hesitate to seek treatment.
It is for such reasons that natural ways to treat anxiety are extremely helpful and effective. In this section, we shall list some of the most effective ways in which you can overcome your anxiety in a natural manner.
LEARN TO OVERCOME ANXIETY…NATURALLY!
- Eat to soothe yourself
Your diet is perhaps the most helpful part in your drive to control your anxiety without medications. Unfortunately, most of us might know that our body secretes a chemical known as serotonin, which is a natural mood elevator. You can include the right type of foods in your diet to boost the levels of serotonin in your body. Also known as the ‘happiness hormone’, you can increase its levels through intake of foods like:
- Foods rich in tryptophan, such as whole-wheat pasta, breads, cereals and brown rice
- Starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots
- Legumes such as chickpeas
- Nuts, seeds and oils
- Fish, poultry and meat
- Build a positive environment
The place where you live should emit positive vibes. Surround yourself with colours and hues of your liking. Re-design your home or workplace (if you can) in a way that will soothe you in times of stress. One of the most useful tips is to build your own personal, comfort zones in the house where you can recede to when you feel tense or stressed out.
- Do meditation
One of the most effective and time-tested ways, meditation offers multiple benefits to as a natural remedy for anxiety. However, it is important that you learn to mediate in the right manner. Choose a location in the house that is quiet and isolated. It calms you down, helps you to re-focus and equips you to handle your stresses better.
- Exercise and stay fit
When we exercise, our body releases endorphins, also known as natural stress-relievers and painkillers. Research has repetitively proved that regular exercise can drastically reduce your levels of anxiety, stress and even fatigue. Find a regimen that suits you, like cycling, running or even using a treadmill. Set aside at least 15 minutes a day for physical exercise and you will see the difference.
- Sleep well
An exhausted mind is incapable of handling any stress or anxiety. Develop a healthy night time routine and sleep well. Make sure you get at least 6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep daily.
- Take the herbal route
Some experts suggest including certain herbs and supplements in your diet. You can try to include a few of the below listed supplements and herbs into your daily diet:
- Green tea
- Valerian root
- Lemon balm
- Vitamin B6