7 Ways to Lower Anxiety

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Chronic stress and anxiety especially anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues people are experiencing. Symptoms may be different for each individual and include everything from nervousness, agitation, tension, a racing heart and chest pain. It’s important to be aware that there is one underlying medical condition an overactive thyroid that can lead to anxiety disorder. Below are some natural and home remedies that can help deal with your stress and anxiety without having to receive Victoria BC counselling.

Exercise – There’s increasing research that supports the benefits of exercise as a great way to burn off anxious energy. One study done in 2016 suggests that exercise is helpful for individuals with anxiety related to quitting smoking.

Meditation – Meditation practices whether mindful or while doing yoga may help slow racing thoughts and make managing stress and anxiety easier. Mood and anxiety can benefit greatly from mindfulness – based meditation and used increasingly in therapy.

Relaxation Exercises – People with anxiety may tense muscles or clench their jaw without even being aware of it in response to their anxiety. Utilizing progressive relaxation techniques can help, start by lying in a relaxed position then starting at the toes and working your way upwards slowly tighten and relax each muscle group.

Writing – Jounaling can prove useful in managing anxiety to express how it impacts a person’s daily life. Creative writing has shown to help children and teens manage anxiety in one study conducted in 2016.

Time Management Strategies – Life can get hectic and result in anxiety for those with too many commitments between work, family or health issues. When you’re feeling overwhelmed having ways to better manage your time helps you feel more in control. Using tools such as calendars, & day planners and by focusing on one task at a time can decrease feeling anxious.

Aromatherapy – Essential oils are another way to help with stress and anxiety, you may need to try different ones to find what works best for you. Lavender for instance was shown in a study conducted in 2012 that it may slow heart rate in the short term and help with sleep issues in the long term.

Cannabidiol Oil – A derivative of the cannabis or marijuana plant cannabidiol or CBD has shown to benefit those with anxiety. The oil does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol or THC the substance that creates a high. It can be purchased in many alternative health care shops and in some areas it can be prescribed by your physician. Previous research suggests it can significantly reduce anxiety and panic.

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