How To Calm Your Anxiety

Every now and then we can get stressed and anxious, usually this feeling passes but what do you do when it doesn't. Sometimes it can become overwhelming, but try not to worry as there are a few remedies you can try to help relieve your stress and calm your anxiety. Take a look at our recommendations below.

Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol
Drinking caffeine and alcohol can increase your symptoms of anxiety. In the short term the idea of having a glass of wine or a hot drink to destress might seem appealing, however it will only work for a short amount of time. Once the alcohol and caffeine start to wear off you might find that your stress or anxiety symptoms feel more heightened then before. So a good way to calm your anxiety is to avoid caffeine and alcohol as much as you can.

Burn Some Essential Oils
Burning essential oils is a great way to help you relax, choose scents such as lavender, rose, chamomile or jasmine. Whilst you are burning the oils you could practice yoga or meditation, this will help you to relax your body and mind. You can always use essential oils in serums, moisturizers and in your bath. So make an evening of relaxation to really focus on yourself and address those anxieties and calm yourself through them.

Take Supplements
If you are still struggling with calming your anxiety then there you could consider some alternative methods such as taking supplements. B-vitamins are a great supplement to help relieve stress, they also are great for your eyesight, energy levels, brain function and appetite. Magnesium is also a great supplement as not only does it reduce stress and anxiety but it can also help you if you have trouble sleeping. Another supplement that can help is pure cbd, which is known for relieving symptoms of stress, anxiety, inflammation and pain.

Get Outside
If you are finding yourself in one setting for a long period of time then try and get outside. A change of scenery can make a massive difference to our mental health. Whether it's 10 minutes in the garden or a half hour walk, fresh air can help reduce our stress levels. Being outside lowers our cortisol which is a link to the stress hormone. Whilst you are getting out, you could consider using this time to exercise too, you have probably heard many times that exercise is good for your mental health and we couldn't agree more. Exercising releases endorphins which make us feel good, so next time you have a spare 15 minutes, head out for a run or bike ride.

Just remember that everyone has down days and it's okay not to always be okay. Addressing your feelings and taking them head or changing your lifestyle can really help you when it comes to your mental health. Whilst you are here, take a look at our blog on changing your mindset: Not Feeling Like Yourself Lately? Here's 5 Ways To Get Yourself Out Of That Mindset.

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