All of us suffer from stress and anxiety now and again, and when it comes to dealing with these problems a lot of us are pretty bad. It is so important for us to maintain not only our physical health and well-being but also our mental health, and that’s why today we want to talk about anxiety and stress management.
Not all of us have the access to specialist treatments and therapy sessions, and this is why we want to take a look at the everyday changes you can make in your life that will allow you to shine.
Nevertheless, in case you experience symptoms of excessive anxiety or constant feelings of stress, it’s important to seek professional help, research your treatment and medication options so that you can make an informed decision, and regain control of your life and mental state.
Here are some easy stress and anxiety management tips to help you live a happier life this year.
The first method to manage anxiety and stress is exercise… we know, we’re sorry.
Exercise is an important part of our lives and in order to stay fit and healthy both in body and mind, we do occasionally need to get up and move around. Here are some of the main reasons why exercise is a great tool for managing anxiety:
- Stress hormones: Exercise releases endorphins that make us feel happy, and as well as this they reduce the stress hormones released in the body.
- Sleep: Exercise can help you sleep, and as a result, you will always feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning and less likely to become stressed.
- Confidence: Exercising increases your confidence and in turn your happiness
As well as the usual suspects such as ketamine treatment for anxiety, there are many natural supplements that you can take to manage anxiety as well as stress.
One of the foods you may already know about is chocolate, which triggers the release of happy hormones in the body and therefore improves mood. There are also supplements such as lemon balm, omega-3 fatty acids, and green tea that can also make a big difference to our mood.
Light some Candles
There is a term in Denmark called Hygge, and it describes a peaceful and cosy way of living.
This involves using a lot of soft lighting and candles to create a better atmosphere and to allow us to feel happier. Lighting some candles with calming essential oils within can do more for your anxiety and stress than you will realize, there are plenty of relaxing scents such as:
- Roman chamomile
- Ylang ylang
Say Goodbye to Caffeine
Most of us need a little caffeine kick first thing in the morning before we start our day, however, this isn’t always a good thing for the mind.
Although caffeine is effective in waking us up ready for the day, it also stimulates the brain a little too much. This over-stimulation of the brain can cause issues such as overthinking the smallest things, and we all know what that can do to our anxiety levels! If you are going to consume caffeine, try green tea instead.
We hope that these simple tips will help you feel happier and more relaxed this year.