Many of us try to balance a million things at once, ++ this can become overwhelming. Whether you frequently experience anxiety, or are currently going through a stressful period in your life, learning how to manage your anxiety is essential. Take CHAARG of your anxiety with these 7 natural remedies–
Lavender, a common essential oil, has great calming effects [++ it smells ah-mazing!]. If you experience anxiety, using a diffuser with lavender oil is an easy way to help you relax + unwind.
Passionflower is a plant that works to relieve anxiety by acting as a sedative. It releases tension in your muscles + helps ease stress + agitation. You can find passionflower as a capsule, or there are various teas that contain it. We recommend you take this at night because it makes you feel sleepy!
3] LEMON BALM
Lemon balm is found in tea, usually in a combination with other herbs. One study showed that people who were given high doses of tea with lemon balm had less stress than those who were given a placebo. The results also showed that lemon balm keeps you feeling alert. Kick start your day by drinking a cup of lemon balm tea every morning!
L-theanine is an herb that is found in black + green tea. One cup of black tea contains about 25 mg, while one cup of green tea contains about 8 mg. While this is enough to help you de-stress, if you want a higher dosage, there are capsules that contain a higher dosage.
Kava is a Polynesian herb. The roots of the kava plant are brewed to make a drink. Because the kava plant is a sedative, it also helps with sleeplessness.
6] YOGA // MEDITATION
Yoga + meditation have calming effects on your body + mind. Make sure to focus on your breathe during both these practices because it is essential for relieving anxiety. Try to do yoga // meditation every morning + night. In the mornings, set your intention for the day + tell yourself you will not let your anxiety get the best of you. At night, you want to make sure you don’t go to bed with any anxiety so that you can get a good night’s sleep + wake up feeling refreshed.
Exercise is a great way to get rid of anxiety while also keeping yourself healthy. It helps take your mind off everything you’re worrying about + releases dopamine, a hormone that makes you feel happy. Hit the gym + sweat it out with your CHAARG girls ; )
If you’re feeling anxious, make sure to take CHAARG + take care of yourself. If none of the natural remedies listed above work, make sure you seek help by reaching out to your family, friends, or your doctor. Don’t let anxiety take over — manage it in a healthy + natural way. What’s your favorite way to combat anxiety? Let us know in the comments below : )
++ Soula [soula_inchaarg] // UMD CHAARG