5 Tips To Deal With Stress And Anxiety Naturally
Stress is a part of human life. At one point in time or the other, we all have been under one form of stress or the other. But it becomes a thing of concern when it has control over the life of an individual.
Elements of stress can come from career demands, family/relationship expectations, academic challenges, financial responsibilities, your environment, heck it can even come from within you- the pressure you place on yourself!
Anxiety on the other hand is a nervous feeling about uncertainties. Sometimes, anxiety is the way your body responds to stress. Just like stress, the good thing about anxiety is that it is not abnormal. The bad thing is, it is capable of ruining lives if not handled properly.
When not handled properly, stress and anxiety can cause fatigue, lack of focus/motivation, restlessness, drug/alcohol abuse, angry outbursts, overeating, or undereating amongst other problems.
It is almost impossible to talk about stress without mentioning anxiety, and vice versa as they are members of a team. There are so many techniques to deal with stress and anxiety, but this article shall present you with the top 5 proven tips to handle them naturally.
1. Get good amounts of rest/sleep
One of the proven ways to easily deal with stress and anxiety is to get enough sleep. When you deprive yourself of sleep, you are setting yourself up for so many things that are capable of stressing you. Some are high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, obesity, depression, and low sex drive.
Poor sleeping habits also threaten the functionality of the brain. You need as much rest as possible for an alert mind. The reason it is recommended for teens to sleep for at least 8-10 hours, and adults, 7-9 hours per day.
2. Moderate Exercise
Exercise pumps up your endorphins, builds up your confidence level, and moderates the primary stress hormone in your body- cortisol. The physical activities involved in an exercise are not just beneficial to the body, but also the mind. You are not just maintaining physical fitness, but also mental fitness.
As you exercise, you must do so in moderation. Know your limit, and know when to stop. You shouldn’t add to your problems while trying to address them. As you do this, you are dealing with stress, even as you deal with anxiety simultaneously.
3. Maintain healthy relationships
You are as good as the people around you as far as your ability to deal with stress and anxiety is concerned. This is because your relationship(s) is either a breeding ground for stress or healthy friendships.
Positivity and abundance of peace are achievable by ensuring the people in your circle have your interest at heart indeed. Do away with toxic people that may stress you up. Jealously screen the set of people you allow into your ‘closet’. When you have trusted people around you, they can even watch out for you, ensuring you deal with your anxieties, insecurities, and stress.
Spending time with loved ones has been proven to release oxytocin, a natural stress reliever. So, your friends and families matter in your journey to deal with anxiety.
4. Eat a healthy diet
Be watchful of what goes into your body. Do as much as you can to stay away from junk. Unhealthy diets can lead to either being overweight or underweight- both, which are signs of stress and anxiety. A lot of people have confessed to overeating while depressed.
Do not play with your fruits and vegetables. Especially oranges, tomatoes, peppers, kiwi fruit, broccoli among other foods rich in Vitamin C. You can also try Brazil nuts, peanuts, oatmeal as well as other food items that are rich in protein and calcium.
Replace alcoholic and caffeine beverages with water and green tea. Doing these will go a long way to deal with anxiety and stress that may lead to depression.
Meditation as a means to deal with stress and anxiety can be traced to as far as 5,000 BCE especially in Egypt and China. Originally a religious activity in Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism among others, meditation is effective when you want to deal with anxiety.
It also connects you to your spirituality in a communion form. Experts have equally confirmed that meditation lowers your response to stress and that way, you can deal with anxiety.
You can meditate by taking a walk, reflecting on your environment, or sitting quietly in a comfortable place.
The Qi Coil is specifically effective for anxiety meditation; the form of meditation and exercise specifically meant to deal with stress and depression.
There are elements of stress and anxiety around us. Every day, we come across possible reasons to be stressed, but the onus to deal with anxiety and stress lies with us. Effectively doing this will help us overcome our phobias, bounce back from losses, coming out of depression stronger as well as beating depression
The interesting thing about the 5 points above is, they are natural! So, you are getting the best treatment in the best way. Many people have confirmed their ability to overcome unhealthy habits and addictions that come with stress and anxiety through these natural means. You can too.
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