Do you want to experience less anxiety and more joy in your live? Then here are five tips you must try: Hethir Rodriguez tips for overcoming anxiety…
1. BREATHE DEEP
Take a deep breath. When you are experiencing anxiety take a moment and take a very deep inhale and exhale. Anxiety affects your breathing, causing you to breathe too shallow or to over-breathe. One of the most effective ways to calm anxiety is to control your breathing. Take a moment to focus on your breath. Are you breathing too shallow or over-breathing? Take calm breaths, breathing in slowly from your stomach. Turn on a guided meditation for extra help. For many people, controlling their breathing is a major key to reducing anxiety permanently.
2. TRY THE EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT)
EFT is a therapy that combines parts of Cognitive therapy and Acupressure. Specifically, EFT uses fingertip tapping on acupuncture points on the body to release stress and emotional trauma. Research shows EFT is effective to decrease anxiety, depression and stress naturally, with no harsh side effects. EFT works by supporting the normal activity of the brain and nervous system, and calming strong emotions. It only takes a few minutes and can be used anywhere.
3. USE HERBS TO FIGHT ANXIETY
Nervine herbs like motherwort, passionflower, and kava kava calm acute stress and anxiety by encouraging balanced nervous system activity. They help to relax the muscles, and support the heart. I recommend using herbal extracts (liquids) for acute anxiety because they’re absorbed quickly through the mouth receptors, and can bring fast relief. Most people feel the results of a high quality herbal extract right away. Just 2-3 dropperfuls may be enough to help calm you down in a stressed moment.
4. DISTRACT YOURSELF WITH NORMAL ACTIVITIES
Most people with anxiety just want to feel normal again. Try the “fake it until you make it” approach. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or tension, try to partake in some normal activities. Call a friend for support. Talking about anxiety can lessen its severity. Spending time outdoors is another great stress reliever, especially for people who are stuck at their desks. Take a short walk to get some fresh air. Other good options are to read, meditate, or watch a funny show.
5. AROMATHERAPY EASES ANXIETY AND STRESS
Aromatherapy is one of my favorite approaches for tension relief. Many essential oils have documented anti-anxiety benefits. However, lavender is probably the best known and the most popular of them all. One study shows lavender oil eases anxiety and improves a sense of wellbeing in cancer patients. Another study shows lavender oil reduces levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in healthy men. Just add a few drops to a diffuser for 10 minutes at a time on a high stress day.
Often, people with anxiety worry about things that they have no control over. If you’re suffering, look over your life circumstances and see if there are areas where you can make healthy changes.
If you’re worrying needlessly, work on letting your worries go. Look for blessings and positives in your life, and always reach out for help when you need it. Especially avoid anxiety triggers like excess caffeine, sugar, or other stimulants. Most people begin to feel better right away after following these natural approaches.
These five things will reduce your anxiety almost immediately. But you can take it a step further and reduce your anxiety now and into the future by building your resiliency through the use of adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogenic herbs (as their name suggests) are herbs that help your body “adapt.” Today, adaptogenic herbs are best known for their ability to fight stress, but how they do this is very unique. They are not natural sedatives; adaptogens actually help your body adapt to and resist stress, something most of us need.
Let’s be real… stress is something that is never going to go away completely. It’s a part of everyday life. The good news is the more you use adaptogenic herbs, the more resilient your body becomes to stress.
Over time, using adaptogens can prevent you from reacting to things that would normally stress you out. Adaptogenic herbs are safe to use long term, but also provide an immediate effect.
My husband and I have been business owners for over 15 years now. Recently we had our first child. Combine those two together and you have the perfect recipe for stress. I needed some relief from my sleepless nights and circular, worrying thoughts so I naturally went to the web and searched for some solutions. All I was able to find was stress balls, and frankly how was that going to help?
So as an herbalist I decided to make my own formula to help with the stress, late nights and worry we were experiencing. I was amazing and excited with how quickly I was beginning to feel better. My mind was calmer, clearer and the pain in my stomach from worrying was gone! I soon shared these herbal formulas with family and friends and they too got the same results as I did. At this point I knew I had to make these herbal formulas accessible to more people. So we went on to create the Calm Botanicals.
Calm Mind Daily Tonic helps to bring calm to the mind and reduce the intensity of stressful moments. Bring calm and focus from the inside out with this adaptogenic herbal blend.
This 100% natural herbal formula...
Bacopa - Helps to relieve mind anxiety, reduces mental chatter, and helps to promote memory and focus. Bacopa can have a calming effect on the brain allowing one to live in a more relaxed state of mind.
Ashwagandha - The queen of the adaptogens, Ashwaganda is such a wonderful herb. The root is a calming adaptogen that is very effective for combating stress. One of the only calming adaptogens, Ashwaganda is very useful for overcoming stress, mild anxiety, and provides general support to the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems.
St. John's Wort - Popular for its many medicinal qualities, St. John’s Wort has a sedating and calming effect on the nervous system making it helpful for anxiety, tension and irritability.
Passionflower - Considered a nervine and hypnotic, passionflower is the most sedating of all nervines. It has a sedating and soothing action on the nervous system. It is helpful for those who have trouble transitioning into restful sleep due to circular thinking (you know, the brain that goes on and on at night while you are trying to sleep). It is also helpful for stress induced headaches and contains properties that may help to lower blood pressure.
Hops - Calming and sedating to the nervous system, Hops is a great herb that helps to calm the mind and nervous system. Perfect for promoting relaxation and calming in the moment.
Lavender - Used for centuries and shown through many scientific studies to be very effective for its calming and relaxing properties, Lavender is calming to the nervous system and may help to reduce stress headaches.
The Stress Daily Tonic formula helps to protect the body from the effects of daily stress while helping the nervous system to become more resilient to new stressors you will face in the future. Stress Daily Tonic works “in the moment” and helps to support your body over time with a compounding effect of the tonic herbs in the formula.
Stress Daily Tonic works by:
We live busy, active lives with lots of stress. One day does not go by without experiencing stress. Whether it is work, home, health, or just trying to live the best life you can, stress is a part of life... but you can use the power of herbs to transform it.
Over the long term, constant stress can affect the quality of your life and Stress Daily Tonic is a way to help reinforce your body's ability to handle daily stressors. Adaptogenic herbs are used to help nourish and support the nervous system, calming you in the moment while building up your resiliency to stress over time. This means that over time stressors will affect you negatively less and less.
Look, we all know stress is not going away and there is no such thing as being completely stress free... BUT you can support your body to reduce the negative effects the experience of stress has on your life. And we can do all of this with adaptogenic herbs.
Ashwagandha - One of our favorite herbs for supporting the nervous system and reducing the negative effects of stress. Ashwagandha is a calming adaptogen that helps to support the nervous system. This deeply nourishing root comes from the Ayurvedic lineage of herbalism and is a go-to herb for those who are stressed-out.
Eleuthero - Eleuthero is sometimes called a ginseng since its actions can be compared. Eleuthero is a strengthening adaptogen that helps to strengthen the nervous and endocrine systems. Uplifting and slightly energizing, Eleuthero is our go to for strengthening the system over time, building endurance and recovering from overworking.
Reishi - Reishi is considered a shen herb, that means it is nourishing to the soul, helping to ground and uplift the spirit. Reishi is an important adaptogen for calming the mind and bringing a sense of peace and harmony while increasing mental perception.
Rhodiola - Rhodiola is a stress reducing powerhouse. Through its effects on the endocrine system, Rhodiola helps to reduce cortisol while increasing “feel-good” stress reducing brain chemicals - serotonin and dopamine. Rhodiola has also been shown to have a positive effect on memory, concentration, and brain function.
Holy Basil - Holy basil, also known as Tulsi, is a fun herb to take. You can feel the grounding effect right away. It has been shown to encourage normal cortisol and blood sugar levels – both essential for having energy and feeling happy. It also has the ability to lower the stress-induced release of adrenal hormones.
Skullcap - Skullcap works to soothe and renew the nervous system. It helps with states of exhaustion and PMS. Skullcap may also be useful for those who are restless while falling asleep due to pain or those who have nightmares.
Lemon Balm - Also known as Sweet Melissa (it smells as good as it sounds), lemon balm is a wonderful nervine. Calming to the nervous system, lemon balm is also antiviral – supporting to the immune system.
Schisandra - If any herb was considered a workaholic, it would be Schisandra. This herb supports the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems. It is mildly stimulating to the nervous system while also calming the nervous system and relieving anxiety. Schisandra helps to support the part of the immune system that is most affected by stress and anxiety.
Ginger - Ginger is included in this formula to help as a catalyst to help the absorption of the herbs and synergize the formulation.