7 Natural Remedies To Deal With Anxiety
If you’re not subject to anxiety than you are one of the lucky ones for as the article below confirms anxiety seems to be everywhere these days:
Anxiety touches nearly everyone in some way. As a disorder, it is the most widespread mental illness in the US, with at least 40 million people suffering; millions more are experiencing situational or temporary bouts of anxiety. Even if you’ve yet to experience it yourself, someone you love may be dealing with anxiety. Unfortunately, until recently, not many people have been ready nor willing to talk about this all-too-common plight.
This past year gave me my first real look into the world of anxiety. After trudging through a particularly difficult time in my life, a therapist let me in on a little secret: I’ve actually had anxiety since I was a kid, and I have just been managing it well. But when times got especially hard last year, I had a much tougher (read: basically impossible) time dealing with my anxiety – not to make a joke out of myself, but it was a meltdown of epic proportions.
Although it’s still not easy to talk about, I want anyone dealing with anxiety to know: it’s okay to talk about it. While there’s no “cure” for anxiety, it is highly treatable – therapy, sometimes coupled with certain medication, can be a powerful treatment. Outside of this, I found a handful natural ways to remedy general anxiety and mitigate stress; these things won’t be a cure-all or an instant fix – especially if you’re dealing with severe levels of anxiety – but they’ll definitely take the edge off and help you feel relaxed and in control again.
Recommended to me by a therapist, my oil diffuser has become one of my treasured possessions. I typically use a combination of eucalyptus, lavender, jasmine, and ylang ylang, all of which have calming properties and make my room smell incredible. I diffuse while I’m at home on the weekends, and every night before I go to sleep. If you have a private office, oil diffusing can be a great way to manage stress and anxiety at work..