Naturally Ease Anxiety With These Simple Methods

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

It is the most common illness in the United States and affects over 40 million adults!

No, it’s not cancer.

Or heart disease either.

What we are talking about here is the epidemic of… anxiety.

What Is Anxiety?

From worrying to headaches, symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Impending sense of doom
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Isolation
  • Food cravings
  • Repetitive and compulsive behaviors 

Anxiety can make you feel trapped and isolated. It is a problem that most people can’t see when they look at you, so they may feel like it’s not really there… but your inner struggle refuses to go away.

Fortunately, anxiety is remediable when the symptoms are recognized and acknowledged  – and a treatment plan is put into place and consistently followed.

If you suspect that you or a loved one is experiencing the affects of anxiety…

Here are 4 ways to naturally get rid of anxiety – for good!

How To Get Rid Of Anxiety For GOOD

#1. Eat Food That Makes You STRONGER… Not Weaker

You’ve heard the saying “you are what you eat…” but an even more suitable mantra when it comes to eating and anxiety is “foods create moods.”

Every bite of food that passes your lips has a direct impact not only on how you physically feel, but also on your state of mind and emotions.

Don’t believe me? One study found that eating TRANS FATS increases your risk for depression and anxiety by 48%!

Another study found that regular FAST FOOD consumption also increases mood disorder risk by 51%.

Turns out sugar is also a big culprit… if you eat a ton of added sugar, the growth of neurons and synapses in your brain DROP, meaning your brain can’t function at optimum level!

Eat these 5 anxiety-relieving foods on a daily basis to flood your body with mood boosting nutrients that include folic acid, B vitamins and vitamin C:

1. Asaparagus

2. Avocado

3. Blueberries

4. Almonds

5. Oranges

It is equally as important to avoid anxiety-provoking foods and beverages, such as processed snacks, refined sugar, alcohol and caffeinated beverages.

#2. Sleep

You need sleep – you know that already.

But do you know that when you don’t get enough shut eye, your cognitive abilities and emotional state decline drastically?

While you are sleeping, your body and mind are busy at work tending to your mental and physical well being and getting you ready for the new day ahead.

It is time to start scheduling sleep just like you would any other important appointment!

Establish a nightly bedtime ritual that helps you wind down and relax. I shared a fantastic night time routine just a few weeks ago, check it out here.

You can get started tonight by:

  • Removing all electronic devices 1 hour before bed.
  • Taking a warm shower and dressing in comfortable clothing.
  • Sipping on a cup of herbal caffeine-free tea.
  • Writing in a gratitude journal 

#3. CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral is a very gentle, non-invasive therapy that is performed by a licensed massage therapist. CranioSacral uses light touch to bring your central nervous system back into balance.

How? Your spinal cord fluid runs throughout your spine and up into your brain. This fluid has a rhythm to it, almost like a heartbeat. When this flow is disrupted, imbalance in the mind and body can occur.

CranioSacral helps to re-establish balance and bring relaxation.

#4. Breathe

A recent study found that relaxation training was an effective way to improve symptoms of anxiety as well as emotional eating.

To quickly and effectively ease anxious feelings, use this simple breathing technique:

  • Find somewhere you can take a time-out to focus on ONLY your breath.
  • As you breath in for a count of 7, feel the air cleansing your mind and body and filling you with positive energy. Really suck in as much air as possible!
  • Hold this new air in your body for 4 seconds before slowly exhaling to a count of 8.
  • Repeat this cycle for 10 breaths to calm your body and mind and get you out of your head and into the present moment. 

As an added mood-boosting bonus, when you are finished with your 10 anxiety alleviating breaths, think of 3 things you are grateful for right NOW. Embracing an attitude of gratitude will help to gently move you into a more positive and anxious-free mindset.

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As you head on your way and into your day remember that NOTHING diminishes anxiety faster than action. So next time you feel a bit anxious, try implementing one of these methods to not only ease anxiety fast, but also get rid of it for GOOD!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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