Anxiety is such a common symptom that people experience (adults + kids, alike)! Below I’ve provided 4 ways to instantly reduce feelings of anxiety, worry, and overwhelm. Apply them for a natural in-the-moment stress buster to conquer your day with ease!
CHANGE YOUR DIET
Anxiety is VERY commonly related to food triggers. Cut out these triggers for 2 weeks and watch your stress levels plummet. I recommend eliminating these foods completely for a 2 week trial period, and then adding them back in, 1 at a time, to see which foods specifically lead to anxious thoughts and physical symptoms:
Wheat products (gluten)
FAST technique is a fabulous in-the-moment mind-body exercise to calm the nervous system and remove physiologic stressors. Check out the step-by-step instructions below and use this as a tool to rebalance your energy throughout the day. Kids LOVE it too!
HOT BATH THERAPY
Intense heat can instantly take the body into a parasympathetic state. Draw a bath as hot as is comfortable for you, and soak for 20-30 minutes. I recommend this before bed for a restful nights sleep. (NO screens after!)
For added relaxation, add 2 cups of epsom salts, and a few drops of lavender essential oil! Candles and bubble bath, optional!
Ashwaganda is an adaptogenic herb that has been shown to lower stress response in the body. Take daily to help balance feelings of anxiety and stress. You can find ashwaganda at many health food stores, or from your own health care provider. **Remember to always consult your physician before starting a new supplement regimen.
I hope these tips help lower any feelings of stress or anxiety! What habits have you implemented to help reduce stress in your daily life? We’d love to hear in the comments! Want to learn more? Come to this month’s dinner with the doctors to learn how to manage and balance anxiety physically, emotionally, and nutritionally! Learn more details + RSVP, here.