You feel stressed and anxious You feel buried or have a mountain to climb when you have a few normal tasks to do (or a little more than normal) You have trouble staying calmlme?
Tell yourself that you are not the only one. Anxiety has never been so present and palpable.
On the one hand, ohhhhh. We lived through a pandemic and a lockdown. The news is not always the most encouraging, and unfortunately the focus is on the more stressful than the most encouraging in news reports. Our daily life has changed, we miss our loved ones, social life is more than restricted, we rub shoulders with our family but intensively, without the normal breaks of the working day, for those who are teleworking. The fear of the virus is not to be denied either.us.
Then, the era is instantaneous. News travels around the world at breakneck speed, our brains are bombarded with information from all sources. Social networks, phones, emails, text messages, messenger, what's app, video conferences, anytime, any hour of the day. A response is slow in coming. We've found another way to reach you..
The brain has to react and process all this information, but it is not made to process all these tasks at a breakneck pace without resting sometimes. We must allow him to take time off from screens and all these stimuli.
The era is also about performance. We have to perform, meet the different professional and family demands, regardless of the situation in which we find ourselves, which creates a lot of frustration and stress.
Everyone has their ups and downs. It is normal to sometimes feel overwhelmed by events, stressed and anxious. It is when anxiety begins to control us that it becomes problematic.
Here are some symptoms of anxiety:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Changing mood
- Loss of appetite or the opposite, always being hungry
- Anxiety attacks
The longer these symptoms are present, the more entrenched they become, and the more difficult it becomes to get rid of them. If you realize that these words particularly affect you, it may be time to see to it.
How to naturally reduce anxiety
There are different ways to reduce anxiety naturally, and to help your body get over these symptoms.
- The first thing would be to try to start and end our days without screens, news, social networks, emails, tasks, etc. It can be as simple as getting up with a little yoga routine, quietly drinking coffee or tea, or setting an intention for our day. Intentions are a great way to set up your day for a positive outcome. They can be simple: Thank you for the positive attitude I will have today. Or, more complex and goal-oriented: Thank you for allowing me to complete my case on time. By saying thank you before carrying out our intentions, we anticipate our own success. We remember to be grateful throughout the day. In the evening, you can go to bed reading a few pages of a good book or writing some gratitude from your day in a booklet. Writing down your highlights of the day helps end the day on a positive note.tive.
- Another great way to calm down is to use what nature gives us. Supplementation with certain plants has the properties of bringing us calm, reducing stress, helping us regain serenity, lowering cortisol levels and giving our adrenal glands a boost. Products like theStress Less, I'Ashwagandha, magnesiumSynermag, St. John's Wort, are really a great help at this level. Several other products are available in this page ofStress Management are there to help us find a certain serenity.
- Another great way to reduce stress and anxiety is exercise. As mentioned in the articleFight depression, anxiety and stress through sport,, sport has a big impact on our hormones! Sport therefore helps us to be happy, to have energy and to have a good quality of sleep. If you don't exercise at all, it might be a good idea to incorporate some into your routine.
- Yes, it sounds simple to say, but in fact, it is taking the time to breathe, and becoming aware of our breaths that helps to refocus us. Inhale slowly for a count of 4, hold your breath for 4 seconds, and exhale slowly for a count of 4. Repeat the cycle 3 to 5 times. By focusing on the breath rather than the environment, you will find your calm. And you can repeat it a few times in your day.
- Yoga is also a great way to combine the last two points. Physical activity, which makes us refocus and breathe. (See article:The benefits of yoga and simple postures).
- Aromatherapy is also a natural method to calm anxiety. The applications of mixtures of essential oils to a soft oil on the body or the diffusers of essential oils are particularly interesting and non-invasive as methods. These little wonders of oils trigger neurotransmitters in the brain, which release various sensations and feelings of well-being. The essential oils most frequently used to reduce anxiety are Ylang-Ylang, True Lavender, Shell Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, and Neroli Oil. (See our collections ofCandles and ofMists, which may help you feel more relaxed)
In summary, the 5 senses are the best way to connect with your surroundings, refocus and calm yourself. It is by being mindful and slowing down that you will be able to regain a sense of calm. And one step at a time, you will accomplish what you need to accomplish in your day.e.
When to ask for help?
Of course, for some people, such measures are not enough to relieve anxiety. If anxiety symptoms are increasing - such as heart palpitations or excessive sweating due to anxious feelings - it may be time to see a professional. The sooner the better, because the sooner it is taken, the less anchored it will be.
As we say in yoga: Inhale, exhale…
Article written by Audrée Hogue