Most of us are in the same boat in recent months; it’s hard to manage all the stress and anxiety we’re feeling in a world of uncertainty. It can be hard to manage those symptoms even in the best of times, for those of us who suffer from anxiety issues. Now? It’s an uphill battle even on the best of days.
And for those of us who want to combat our stress, anxiety and depression in natural ways, without relying on medications, it can be even harder. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and are looking for natural ways to alleviate your stress and anxiety symptoms, luckily. There are some great ideas out there to help yourself feel better the all-natural way, remedies that can ease symptoms and help you feel more on top of things. Naturally, if you’re experiencing debilitating or serious symptoms, you should always speak with your doctor or a mental health professional.
One way that many people are alleviating stress is by taking all natural remedies that help with stress management and anxiety relief. These come in many forms, including the ever-popular gummy, as well as homeopathic anxiety tablets/drops, tinctures, powders, teas and many more. Whatever your preferred medium, it likely already exists. These all natural remedies are generally combinations of vitamins and minerals that your body lacks, such as magnesium and B12, combined with whole, natural and beneficial plants, herbs and more that have pain-reducing and stress-relieving properties. Whether cbd is your thing, or you’re more interested in something with melatonin to help your sleep, you can find it in a variety of forms, most of which are inexpensive and easy to take. You can find most online or at local natural food and supplement stores. Some you can even make yourself.
In addition to supplements and other remedies, you want to help these along by practicing a mindful, healthy lifestyle. This includes the obvious things like trying to get enough sleep, taking on a gentle and fun exercise routine, eating nutritious foods, taking care of your skin, drinking lots of water, and making sure that you have lots of self-care and “downtime”. Studies have shown that too much time on a screen, especially using social media or checking the news, can exacerbate stress exponentially, especially before bed. Watch how much media/screen time you consume. Make sure you are leaving time to read a good book, listen to your favorite music or do a relaxing craft that you enjoy.
All natural remedies combined with mindful exercise and good lifestyle habits can go such a long way in making you feel better, reducing your stress and overall anxiety. If you’re still really struggling, speak to your doctor. But you’ll likely find that if you implement a few simple practices to bring more calm into your life, your mind and body will thank you, and your stress and anxiety will go down to something much more manageable.
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