Anxiety in small doses is a normal part of everyday life and it helps us stay alert and focused.
But when it gets out of hand it can be our worst enemy. So here are 20 different natural things you can do for anxiety today!
Take back control with these 20 anxiety tips.
2) Try Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is known as a very calming and relaxing herb.
Many people drink chamomile tea at night to help wind down and sleep.
But it also has stress and anxiety relief properties. So get yourself a cup of this amazing herbal tea.
Flavanoids are compounds most commonly found in plants and can have a wide range of benefits.
These benefits can range from anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, and calming effects.
Studies show that they even help fight off depression, Alzheimer’s, and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder)
Foods High in Flavonoids:
- Green Tea
- Citrus Fruit
- Citrus Fruit Juices
- Red Wine
4) Drink Green Tea
Green tea has two major components that make it the best tea for anxiety.
The first is the antioxidants, and the second is L-theanine.
They are so powerful against anxiety I wrote a whole separate post on green tea and all its benefits.
5) Drink Herbal Teas
Besides green tea, there are also herbal teas that can provide the same or similar benefits.
They can be a great substitute for green tea if it’s not to your liking.
6) For the Love of Kale
Dark and leafy greens such as kale are rich and nutrients and vitamins that help with anxiety.
Foods such as kale are perfect for increasing your oxidation levels and supporting optimal brain function.
7) Eat Stress Fighting Foods
These foods are so healthy and good for you they not only fight stress but also help with weight loss.
Talk about superfood am I right.
Stress Fighting Foods:
- Seeds (Like flax seeds, chia seeds)
- Leafy Greens
8) Get More Magnesium
This mineral has many roles in our bodies making it an important part of a healthy body and mind.
Magnesium helps regulate neurotransmitters in the brain, helping our brain better manage stress and anxiety.
Studies from 2015 also show that more than 50% of us don’t get enough.
And this deficiency can be a contributor to anxiety.
Aromatherapy is one of my favorite tools to use for managing stress and anxiety.
The great thing about aromatherapy is that it doesn’t have to be expensive at all.
A few essential oils, scented candles, and even bath bombs can go a long way.
10) Create Some Art
Art is such a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, but sadly it’s usually a last-ditch effort for some.
Using art can be a creative way to bring your emotions to life and understand them.
There are also many forms of art you can practice…
- Making Music
- And Many More!
11) Try Breathing Techniques
Like meditation and yoga, which both use breathing techniques, proper breathing is used to calm both the mind and body.
Some breathing techniques can actually have an impact on your anxiety, such as the 4-7-8 breathing technique.
The 4-7-8 Breathing technique is based on an old ancient yogic technique.
And it’s used by many for a variety of purposes such as…
- Falling Asleep Faster
- Reducing Stress and Anxiety
- Or Even Getting a Boost of Energy
You can learn how to practice this breathing technique HERE.
Journaling is so amazing for stress and anxiety.
It lets you create a safe space where you can root out the causes for your anxiety and stress.
13) Spend Time With Animals
Animals are so adorable and cute, so its no surprise they are perfect companions for anxiety.
So grab a furry friend and enjoy some grade A quality bonding time. Definitely one of my favorite natural ways to beat anxiety.
14) Try Some Natural Supplements
Before you ever decide to take any supplements, you should first check with your primary doctor.
But they can be a great addition to your list of natural things for anxiety.
15) Eat Dark Chocolate
Everyone loves chocolate, I think. And If you do, then know that it can actually reduce anxiety.
Dark chocolate has flavonoids, which help with the function in our brains!
So if anxiety has you down, try eating 2 serving of 74% dark chocolate and feel it melt away.
16) Unplug From Social Media
While social media can be a great place to socialize and connect with friends, it can also be a negative place.
Spending too much time on social media can actually make you feel more isolated and less connected.
Social media can also be very time consuming and can lead to less sleep, less productivity, loss of time. etc.
17) Practice Self Care
I always recommend everyone to practice even a little bit of self-care.
It can be so rewarding to have a system in place that helps you manage anything. That’s one of the main reasons I created Unwind Therapies.
Be it anxiety, stress, your weight, habits, and much much more.
Should be part of anyone’s list of anything natural for anxiety.
18) Get Some Sunlight
Sun, one of the best ways to get your vitamin d.
It helps lift up your mood and calm by stimulating chemicals in your brain.
Getting some sun can also be a way to get some fresh air, changing perspective on something that’s bothering you, or taking a break from something.
Definitely one of the most natural things for anxiety out there!
19) Practice Yoga
The light stretching along with breathing cues are a recipe for relaxation.
Yoga to me is like a mix between breathing and light exercise.
Both have been proven time after time to be not only healthy for the body but also the mind.
20) Take A Hot Bath
Warm baths may already be your thing, and if that’s the case why not take it to the next level.
Add scented candles to the room, put in a bath bomb or even take a bubble bath.
Make your bathroom and bath time a relaxing spa moment.