Last Updated on January 14, 2022
Everyone experiences stress. But when that stress becomes too much to handle or leads to depression or anxiety, it’s time to evaluate what’s going on in your life and make some changes. While not all cases of anxiety are simple, there are plenty of ways to reduce the factors that lead to overwhelming stress. The best approach is to take a proactive one, but if you missed that opportunity, it’s not too late to get relief. Here are some simple solutions you can use to give you relief from stress and anxiety.
Simplify Your Life
Look at your schedule. Do you find yourself rushing from one thing to the next without room for a breather? Maybe you’re constantly eating microwave food because you don’t feel like you have time to make a home cooked meal. When every hour of every day is packed with something you must do, it starts to wear you down and can cause a lot of stress. The worry about ensuring you get from place to place on time and can do all the things is a lot. If you want to reduce stress and anxiety, start by simplifying your life. You need a breather. You need a break. Learn to say no and prioritize your time.
Take the Right Supplements
Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can lead to more anxiety? The right supplements can help mitigate those deficiencies. Additionally, taking CBD gummies or ashwagandha daily can help lower your stress response and make you feel less anxious. These supplements are known for their ability to help people who need it. The best thing is that many supplements, when taken in the right dosing, don’t have harmful side effects and can easily be added to your daily routine. Working with a practitioner who is skilled at using supplements and herbs to help their patients can give you a more precise regimen to get rid of deficiencies and ensure you get back to feeling your best.
Be Proactive About Your Health
If you know me, you know I have been using food as medicine for a long time. When you’re like me, struggling with health conditions and not eating the greatest foods, you may find yourself wondering what you can do. Taking medication forever feels like a dismal prospect, especially when it may or may not even help and it has a long list of harmful side effects. Being sick leads to more stress and can make you even more fearful about your future. If you take a proactive approach with your health, start eating well and staying active before your health tanks, you’ll experience better moods, and be less likely to get caught up in fear.
Evaluate Your Relationships
There may be friends or family in your life who are contributing to your anxiety. While you can love your friends and extended family, it doesn’t mean you need to give them as much of your time and attention. Evaluate your relationships and which ones are helping you or hurting you and look for ways to set healthy boundaries and make critical changes.
Don’t be Afraid to Get Help
Too often women are made to feel like they are weak or lesser if they get help for having anxiety. It’s okay to not be okay and to get help from qualified professionals when you need it. Cognitive behavioral therapists are great at helping you develop better coping skills and setting up your lifestyle to reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, if there are other underlying issues like postpartum depression or anxiety, there are tools and medications that can help. The key is being willing to reach out and find someone who can give you the assistance you need.
Eliminating stress is impossible. But it is possible to learn better coping skills and to reduce unnecessary stress in your life. We all experience anxious feelings at one time or another and learning to cope with those feelings and to process them in healthy ways is critical. Creating a healthy lifestyle that gives you the right nutrients and addresses any deficiencies will go a long way to helping you reduce the stress and anxiety in your life.