How To Overcome Stress and Anxiety – Naturally
Between all the challenges and curveballs life throws at you, it's only normal to feel anxious, stressed, and even depressed.
Still, there’s little comfort found in this truth.
In addition to hurting your mental health, chronic stress and anxiety can also compromise your immune system – and physical health. And you don’t want that.
But what can you do to dissipate (or, at least, minimize) the negative feelings simmering and bubbling under the surface? Luckily, plenty.
Here are several tips that’ll help you restore a much-needed sense of calm.
Bonus: these are all-natural options, so you don't run the risk of suffering adverse side effects associated with anti- anxiety and depressant drugs.
Stay physically active
Enhanced immune system functioning, strengthened bones and muscles, and even reduced risk of chronic health conditions. These are all the health benefits that come with leading an active lifestyle, and you’re likely familiar with them.
But here’s a benefit you might not have known: improved wellbeing!
Research shows that just exercising for 150 minutes per week can help relieve feelings of stress and anxiety.
That’s because exercise ramps up your body’s production of endorphins – chemicals that act as natural ‘painkillers’ and improve your mood.
In addition, physical activity also helps to take your mind off your worries. At least for a little while. The repetitive motions involved in exercise promote a focus on your body(e.g., lifting weights in the gym) instead of your mind.
It's an experience reminiscent of meditation, which is associated with many mental health benefits, including controlled anxiety and reduced stress.
Get more sleep nightly
Desperate to reclaim some ‘me-time’ after an intense day of adulting (e.g. working, parenting, and doing household chores), you stay up until all hours of the night – scrolling through social media, binge-watching Netflix shows … basically, doing just about anything other than falling asleep.
But for the sake of your mental health, you really shouldn’t.
A good night’s sleep is key to fostering the necessary emotional resilience against stress and anxiety. Accordingly, sleep deprivation increases your propensity for negative thinking. And that, in turn, sets the stage for overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety.
So, one of the easiest, natural ways to bust stress and anxiety is simply getting more sleep.
Need help with that?Consider taking a magnesium supplement (e.g. Magnesium+ Sleep Support). Magnesium aids you in falling – and staying asleep – by activating the parasympathetic nervous system (i.e.the system responsible for keeping you calm and relaxed).
Go for natural, stress-busting dietary supplements
Of course, you'll have to be consistent with the lifestyle changes mentioned above for some time. But what if you're just a little impatient? Is it possible to lift your spirits right now? This is where herbs come in:
- Ashwagandha: An herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stress and anxiety. Impressively, modern research suggests that it’s truly effective in that aspect.
- Ginkgo biloba: A plant native to China that’s been used to heal various mental health conditions for centuries. A 2007 trial found that ginkgo biloba can help reduce generalized anxiety symptoms in just 4 weeks.
- Rhodiola rosea: An herb that has been used to treat anxiety, fatigue, and depression for centuries. Rhodiola rosea helps ‘balance out ’various neurotransmitters – and this contributes to its positive effects on mental wellbeing.
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