All-Natural Remedies for Stress and Anxiety

All-Natural Remedies for Stress and Anxiety

Feeling stressed? Anxious? You're not alone.

In fact, according to the ADAA (Anxiety Depression Association of America) anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults, or 18.1% of the population every year. 

Meanwhile in Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association shared that 1 out of 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. 

Worldwide, 1 in 14 people are affected by anxiety. 

That's a whole lot of stress and anxiety to go around, and mental health affects all of us. Between the election tonight, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and even the seasonal darkness that comes at 4PM, all of this can definitely feel overwhelming and stressful. 

 

In addition to seeking medical treatment when needed, we are also big advocates of natural alternatives and solutions. Keep reading for our top all-natural remedies for stress and anxiety. 


All-Natural Remedies for Stress and Anxiety

 

1) Breathe deeply. Obvious, we know. But taking deep, long breaths is a highly effective way to work through anxious feelings. That's because when we're anxious or stressed, our breathing tends to become more shallow. Be sure to inhale deeply, and exhale slowly.

 

2) Get moving. Again, seems like a no brainer. But getting in some movement during the day can seriously make you feel better. Whether it's taking a walk, working out, or doing some restorative yoga, movement gives you endorphins (aka the stuff that boosts your mood) which in turn can lower stress and anxiety.

 

3) Sleep. We know, we know. It's hard to sleep if you're feeling anxious. But making sure you get proper, restorative sleep is key to helping keep anxiety at bay. Need help to quell anxious thoughts before bed? Try keeping a bedside journal where you can write down your thoughts, or even make a to-do list for the following day. Or try listening to the Sleep With Me podcast, which is basically a bedtime story for adults, hosted in the most monotone voice. We guarantee you'll doze off during an episode. 

 

4) Practice mindfulness and meditation. We find being present and mindful can really help keep anxious or stressful thoughts under control. Being mindful (aka being fully present to what's going on around you) can help you feel less reactive or overwhelmed when anxiety comes up. 

 

5) Drink some calming tea. This one is extra hard for us, but cutting back on caffeine or alcohol can seriously make a difference if you struggle with anxiety. Try enjoying some herbal, caffeine free tea. Our current pick would be a Chamomile tea, which is known to be soothing and has been proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety. 

 

6) Use aromatherapy. Essential oils are seriously underrated when it comes to reducing feelings of anxiety. Some of our top picks? Bergamot orange, chamomile, lavender, lemon, rose and ylang ylang to name a few. 

 

7) Try a natural supplement. Ever heard of Ashwagandha? It's a mouthful to say, but Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb with multiple health benefits, including reducing anxiety and stress. We like to pop a few of our Adapt Daily gummies that are made with Ashwagandha and Reishi (another super ingredient that fights anxiety). 

 

8) Surround yourself with those you love. Hanging out with friends, family, or even your pet can significally help to lower stress and increase feelings of happiness and calmness. 

 


What are your go-to remedies for stress and anxiety? 

xo,

Stella

 

Medical Disclaimer

This blog post is not intended for the purpose of providing medical advice. If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental health problem or illness, please contact your doctor for assistance. All information, content, and material in this blog post is for informational purposes only and are not intended to service as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a quality physician or healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you might have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard profesisonal medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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