Everyone should be educated in the art of chilling! Seriously!!
“All the world is a stage, And all the men and women merely players,” said Shakespeare, emphasizing that life should not be taken too seriously.
Whatever stresses us now may be laugh-worthy some years from now. But when you are on pins and needles, you need to find a way out!
It is always safe to go to medicines as a last refuge. There are umpteen things that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to handle the so-called stress and anxiety.
10 Home Remedies For Reducing Stress And Anxiety
Natural remedies, which draw from both traditional knowledge and scientific inquiry, provide easily accessible, comprehensive treatments for stress reduction, mental stability, and general health and wellness.
You may take charge of your stress and anxiety levels and learn to enjoy life again by adopting these practices into your daily routine.
Here we have got you 10 Home remedies that can help you slither out of those tight-strung times caused by non-pathological stress and anxiety.
Sounds trite! But it is worth being repeated over and over again! The practice of meditation is to achieve mental peace.
It is not the art of stopping the thoughts, but the practice of selecting good thoughts or witnessing the flow of thoughts dispassionately. Zen meditation and mindfulness meditation are found to give tremendous results in cases of anxiety and stress.
Exercising boosts your body image plus releases feel-good hormones which will take your mind off anxiety and stress. Sex also doubles as a workout and stress reliever.
Having a brain vacation by straying into nature is also a very popular remedy. You can have your slice of outdoors daily by taking a morning/evening walk or gardening.
You can also practice grounding by walking barefoot on the grass. The dewdrops on the fresh morning grass can work miracles!
Writing down your thoughts can be therapeutic. You can also keep track of your thoughts and be more organized, which will help you stay out of anxiety and stress to some extent.
If you do not want to go the Marie Kondo way, it is totally ok. But the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, focuses on possessing things that spark joy and letting others go.
When your stuff is organized, you will not have to run around digging into clutter to find your lucky charm for your date!
Instead of watching that crime web series, tune into some feel-good, comedy or rom-com movie- whichever suits you.
Friends and the Big Bang Theory series are still very popular because they can tickle your funny bone and de-stress you simultaneously.
✅ Diets And Supplements
Minerals like magnesium help combat stress and anxiety. It is found in foods such as black beans, quinoa, dark chocolate (granted that chocolates are a girl’s antidote to stress and depression- dark chocolates are healthier) almonds, cashew, spinach, etc.
Incredibly beneficial to brain health, omega-3s found in fish oil are known to help to reduce anxiety. Ashwagandha supplement also serves the purpose.
Hobbies like music, gardening, dancing, etc. can help you relax big time by helping you take a much-needed cooling-off time. Music and creative activities can help you calm yourself down.
✅ Healthy Lifestyle And Discipline
Quitting smoking can help with anxiety-related disorders. There is scientific evidence to show that smoking can change the pathways in the brain that are associated with symptoms related to anxiety.
It is also proven that reducing or quitting smoking can help reduce stress and anxiety disorders. Reducing caffeine and having more teas, especially herbal ones, also will help.
Staying disciplined and adopting routines can also help you stay away from stressful situations. Spirituality and doing random acts of kindness are also helpful in this direction.
Scents like lavender, rose, etc. are said to have calming properties. You can smear essential oils on you or use them in a diffuser.
Here is a quick disclaimer– If you feel that the stress and anxiety are beyond your control, and firing off without any external trigger that you can place your finger on, you may have to seek medical attention.
Summing up, stress and anxiety are non-negotiables that come with the complicated modern life. Hence, having a few natural remedies in the quiver will make you thank yourself!
Cheers to stress-free living! Clink- clink!