It’s not easy being a human. We all experience stress and anxiety from time to time, and for some people, these feelings can become overwhelming. If you’re feeling anxious and constantly worried about the future, it might be time to get help.
Unfortunately, there isn’t always an answer that immediately removes your anxiety or makes you feel better. However, you can do so many things right now in the short term to relieve your anxiety symptoms, such as:
One great way to relieve anxiety is by putting on your favorite music and dancing around the house. This relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates serotonin, a happy chemical in your brain that helps you feel less anxious.
If you’re anxious about social situations or talking to people, listening to music can also help you to avoid the situation entirely. In particular, calming instrumental music or ambient noise can also be a great way to block negative thoughts and anxiety.
Running is one of the best ways to relieve stress and relax at the same time. The act of running can help you to focus on the present while simultaneously de-stressing your body. It can be difficult to run when you also have a busy schedule, but it’s important to find ways to relieve stress and anxiety while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Taking breaks throughout your day or using a timer to remind yourself to stop when you feel overwhelmed is a great way to relieve stress. Many people find that running on different days of the week works best for them and provides a stress-free sense of routine.
Breathe and Centering Techniques
When we’re anxious, we often hold our breath, which only worsens the feeling of anxiety. Breathing exercises have been used for hundreds of years to help with this. You can try simple techniques like exhaling as you say ‘relax’ or inhaling as you say ‘focus’.
In addition to breathing techniques, you can use centering techniques to calm your mind. Centering techniques can be used to help you focus on the present moment rather than the past or future. Some CBD products, such as Delta 8 vapes, can help you center yourself more easily and enable your mind and body to wind down as you breathe.
Essential Oils and Natural Remedies
If you’re suffering from anxiety, essential oils and natural remedies can be a great way to relieve your symptoms. Some essential oils calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety, so you can use these to help reduce your symptoms. Popular examples include lavender, grapefruit, and lemon essential oils. You can also try adding essential oils to bath water or using a diffuser to create a relaxing scent environment.
If you don’t like their smell or they don’t seem to work well for you, you can also try herbal remedies to help reduce anxiety. Herbal remedies can help with insomnia, stress, anxiety, and even stomach issues like indigestion or ulcers. And you can find various herbal combinations online.
One of the best ways to relieve your anxiety is by drinking or washing your face with ice water. Ice water has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in as little as 15 minutes. Cold water has an instant effect on the body and mind, reducing stress and anxiety levels. Try drinking iced water before bed to help you relax and fall asleep faster, or dip your face into a bowl of it to reset your mind in the morning.
WRITTEN BYDaria Brown