Natural ways to manage Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety and/or panic attacks on a regular basis, medication doesn't have to be your only option.

To reduce anxiety and feel less stressed, her are a number of ways you can treat anxiety naturally:

Exercise

Exercise is important for your mental health. It releases feel good chemicals in your brain called endorphins and it can help to ease anxiety.

Manage your worries and concerns

Sometimes your worries feel out of control when you suffer from anxiety.

Writing

Expressing your anxiety can help you feel more in control.

Keeping a diary and writing down your feelings is a great coping technique.

Sleep

Sleep is extremely important to our bodies and a decent nights sleep helps our bodies to repair and helps our brain function. It is recommended to get 8 hours of sleep per night. If you have trouble sleeping, try a sleeping routine to help or speak to your Doctor for advice.

Talking

Talking to friends or family can help you to get whatever has been bothering you off your chest. This can automatically make you feel calmer and give you a sense of release.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can help you to feel more relaxed. Certain oils and scents produce a calming effect on your body and they can help your anxiety to ease.

Below are some Oils you can try at home when you are feeling stressed or anxious:

Lavender Oil

You can purchase Lavender Oil for as little as £2.19 from Amazon

Rose Oil

Rose Oil is also available from Amazon at a slightly higher price of £15.99

Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang Oil is available from Etsy for £1.99

Jasmine Oil

Buy Jasmine Oil from Amazon for £3.99

Chamomile Oil

You can purchase Chamomile Oil from Cult Beauty for £4.20

Cannabidiol Oil

Cannabidiol Oil is a derivative from the Cannabis plant.

It is thought to alter serotonin receptors in the brain and boost your mood.

CBD Oil is available without a prescription and available to buy online or from many healthcare stores.

Herbal Tea and Supplements

Green Tea

Green Tea contains L-theanine which is said to produce calming effects and relieve stress and anxiety.

Green Tea is available to purchase from Holland & Barrett for £2.99

Lemon Balm

Similar to Lavender, Lemon Balm is thought to have sedative affects.

Buy Lemon Balm capsules from iHerb for £5.54

St.Johns Wort

St.Johns Wort is a popular supplement for anxiety and depression.

It is said to work by stopping the brain using up important neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine.

St Johns Wort can be found at Holland & Barrett for £8.99

Vitamin A

People that suffer with anxiety can sometimes be Vitamin A deficient.

You can purchase Vitamin A capsules from My Vitamins for £2.99

Magnesium

Your body doesn’t require a lot of Magnesium but if you aren’t getting enough of it, this can lead to anxiety.

Magnesium tablets are available from Holland & Barrett for £4.49

If you are suffering from anxiety, please consult a medical professional as soon as possible.