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Anxiety can turn your life inside out, since it directly affects basic activities like sleep, productivity and energy. Presented below are five natural techniques that help reconquer balance – which is fundamental when you need time precisely to analyze and address more profound issues that cause stress and anxiety.

  1. Eliminate energy drinks – Anxiety often invites overindulgence in an attempt to calm your nerves. Eliminate or reduce your sugar, caffeine and alcohol intake. By eating protein every 2-3 hours, you regulate blood sugar, maintain your energy levels and prevent cravings. For such, prepare a small bowl of nuts or a protein shake to always have ready to go. When you feel that irresistible desire for sugar, help yourself by choosing wisely and deliberately organic fruit, a smoothie or organic dark chocolate. Strive for balance, not perfection. There’s nothing wrong with intelligent, pleasurable indulgences especially when you need a little comfort.

  2. Supplements – Natural supplements can address anxiety without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical drugs. Each body is unique and responds differently to emotional, environmental, physical and psychological triggers. Consult with your health practitioner and explore what is most effective for your body. Always do your research to find high-quality supplements from companies with integrity. The following supplements provide extra support during stressful times:

    • Magnesium is considered the most powerful relaxation mineral available. It is critical for various functions in the body and easily depleted by stress.

    • B vitamins are also easily depleted during stressful periods. Include a B- Vitamin Complex supplement to improve your mood, energy and brain function.

    • Melatonin can help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

    • L-Theanine, a natural component of green tea, is an amino acid known to reduce anxiety and induce calm. It can also sharpen mental focus at the same time. This is a great choice for the work environment..

    • Medicinal plants against stress, such as ginseng rhodiola, holy basil, maca and ashwaganda, naturally lower cortisol (stress hormone) levels and replenish the adrenal glands. They simultaneously address other issues like blood sugar imbalance, a depressed immune system, or energy levels, and low libido.

  3. Essential oils – An inexpensive way to take a time out is to keep a bottle or two of essential oils in your desk, purse or medicine cabinet. You can inhale or place one or two drops on your fingertips and tap onto your temples, internal pulse, third eye, neck, or feet. You can add them to your bath or diffuser. You can find essential oil blends made specifically to address stress and anxiety. Flower remedies are another option such as Bach’s Rescue Remedy, a soothing mixture of flower essences created by Dr. Bach for emergencies and stressful situations. Presented below are three types of oils and their functions:

    • Lavender. Calms the nervous system.

    • Rose. Effective for romantic trauma and emotional stress.

    • Orange. Is a potent anxiety reliever that aromatherapists frequently recommend as a tranquilizer.

  4. Conscious breathing – is the most simple and effective practice to alleviate anxiety and decrease stress. It takes one minute, five if you have it, to remind yourself to breathe in and out to reset your nervous system. Next, ask yourself, where is the tension manifesting itself? An upset stomach? A racing heart? A knot in your shoulder? A headache? The mere act of acknowledging your present experience is enough to move through it. Never miss the opportunity to tune in with your body because that’s where the magic happens.

  5. Compassion – Practice self-compassion. It can be easy to look at other people’s mistakes with compassion and forgiveness but harder to turn that compassion toward yourself. Begin to look at yourself with compassion, all of you, your weaknesses, pains, and failures. Studies show that people who practice self-compassion are not only less anxious and depressed, they are happier and more likely to succeed.

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