Natural Strategies for Anxiety Management
Posted By: Anica Oaks on October 26, 2021 |
Having anxiety does not always require prescription medication to be a part of management and coping. There are multiple methods that you can use to prevent and reverse some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders. Some of them, like minding your diet and your behavior, or activities involve no medication whatsoever and are completely natural. Here are three examples of natural ways to help you manage your anxiety.
Reduce Intake of Caffeine and Other Stimulants
Of course a regular cup of java can boost the pep in your step as you rush to work, school or wherever your day begins. However, drinking more than one cup can increase feelings of restlessness after the caffeine that's stimulated your system subsides. There are other ingredients that replicate similar symptoms related to anxiety that can be found in many common foods and drinks. Some of those ingredients are synthetic such as ephedrine and MSG in many artificial sweeteners. Other components of your food are natural stimulants like the carbohydrates in sugary food and caffeine in many foods. Here are a few foods with caffeine or other stimulants that you may want to avoid for anxiety management:
Energy drinks and snack bars
Anything with cocoa or chocolate
Some puddings and yogurts
Try CBD and Hemp-Based Products
There are so many options available in the hemp and CBD (Cannabidiol) industry that are designed to help ease the effects of anxiety. There are oils for aromatherapy and lotions for relaxation. There are teas and baked goods for sleep and easing the mind. There are even candy-like gummies infused with natural herbal properties to help. For example, CBD gummies with valerian root and chamomile can provide multiple benefits to help with your anxiety disorder. CBD is known to have calming properties and even help with sleep.
Limit the Time You Spend on Social Media
Spending multiple hours at a time on social media is not very conducive to healthy management of anxiety disorders. It isn't bad to enjoy cat and dog videos or see posts from your friends and family. But the extensive drama and unfortunate level of negativity that social media sustains is not healthy. The potential for unfavorable results from activity on social media increases when you are active right before bed. It's common for people to bring that negativity over into the next day. Furthermore, being able to achieve a full 7 or 8 hours of restorative and restful sleep can help significantly reduce the effects felt by possible anxiety when you wake up. Getting enough sleep every night is equally as important as keeping a good diet.
It’s no question that anxiety can be debilitating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. Try these natural strategies to get your anxious tendencies under control. If the issue persists, remember to speak with a medical professional.
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