How to Battle Stress and Anxietyby janardhan r. Affiliate Marketing
With busy jobs, chaotic family lives and not enough time to unwind, it’s no surprise that we all experience stress and anxiety from time-to-time. Here are some top tips for coming out the other side when those yucky feelings hit…
Create Zen-like surroundings
Meditation is a brilliant way to reduce stress and anxiety, and there are hundreds of free guided meditations online for beginners. If you enjoy it, you could set yourself up with a dedicated space just for meditating, with fluffy throws and cushions, scented candles and soft lighting. Another way to channel your inner Zen is to soak in a hot bubble bath. Breathing exercises can also effectively induce calm. Alternatively, consider herbal remedies like CBD, which is being widely praised for its soothing properties. Also known as Cannabidiol – a type of cannabinoid – CBD interacts with the nervous system, and comes in oil, balm and spray form.
Exercise produces endorphins – natural chemicals that make you feel good. Exercising will lower your stress and anxiety levels and improve your mood, along with boosting your self-confidence. If you can get your workout done outside, bathed in lovely natural light and surrounded by trees and grassy areas, even better. And if you’re not into cardio, try something like yoga, swimming or Pilates, which are calmer and have a lesser impact on joints. Exercising naturally helps you sleep better, too – good news, considering insomnia is another nasty effect of stress and anxiety.
Surround yourself with people you love
When we’re stressed and anxious, we can have a tendency to want to hide away from the world. But talking to loved ones about how we’re feeling is crucial. Go for lunch with friends, organise a fun picnic or barbecue with family, or enjoy a romantic date night with your partner. It’s important to be honest and get things off your chest. Even if you don’t feel like talking, just a distraction will work wonders for your mood.
Be mindful of what you’re putting into your body
It’s widely proven that too much alcohol, caffeine and sugar can increase stress and anxiety levels, as these substances affect our body’s neurotransmitters and create depressive and jittery symptoms. Watch your intake of these, and instead fill your boots when it comes to mood-boosting berries, nuts and beans, all of which are packed with calming antioxidants. Leafy green vegetables are another winner, filled with magnesium, which is also said to help ease stress. Similarly, try and up your intake of the mineral Zinc, which you’ll find in oysters, liver, beef and eggs.
Know when to seek professional help
While the tips above can help, it’s important to know when to go and see a doctor. If you’re having prolonged bouts of stress or anxiety and it’s affecting your day-to-day life and functioning, you should explore options for medication, or talking about your feelings with a professional counsellor. There are all sorts of treatments available to help you feel better, so never be afraid to reach out.
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