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8 Drug-Free Ways To Reduce Your Anxiety

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I have always been a bit on the anxious side. I can’t pin-point exactly when it started, but as you get older, stress and anxiety become a natural part of many peoples lives.

Anxiety is normal, but if it is becoming all too common for you, you might want to be proactive before it snowballs out of control.

There are a couple of natural remedies for stress and tension, however, if your anxiety is severe and affecting your day-to-day life you might want to consult a doctor in conjunction with these tips.

I’m a firm believer in holistic medicine, but I can not offer you medical advice.

These tips have been shown to help calm and sooth the mind and are proven to help ease stress and anxiety.


How To Get Rid Of Anxiety Without Medication

Get Active

Regular exercise has been shown to work as well as medication when it comes to easing anxiety in some people.

It doesn’t have to be an intense workout either. Do some yoga or go for a walk to get the feel-good endorphins working.

The best part is exercise provides anxiety relief for hours and isn’t a short term fix.

Listen to Music

Although putting a song you enjoy can help reduce your anxiety, there are specific (scientifically proven!) songs that help you relax.

The song Weightless by Marconi Union is one of the most popular songs used in music therapy and it works.

Just chunk out 10 minutes of your day to put in some headphones and listen to this when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Other songs that also been shown to reduce stress and anxiety are:

  • Adele – Someone Like You
  • Coldplay – Strawberry Swing
  • Airstream – Electra

Try CBD Oil

CBD oil is all the rage now, but for good reason.

If you don’t know, CBD is derived from the cannabis, or marijuana, plant but it does not contain THC which is what causes you to get ‘high.’

It is legal in most states across the U.S. and you can get CBD oil without a prescription in many alternative healthcare shops.

CBD is perfectly safe and many people find it greatly eases their anxiety and stress within minutes of taking.

Note: Hemp Oil is not CBD oil. You can’t find CBD on Amazon, only directly in specific shops.

Avoid Caffeine

If you drink lots of coffee and have chronic anxiety, I hate to break it to you, but it’s time to break up with your cup of Jo.

Caffeine is a stimulant that can cause anxiety and agravate an exisiting problem in others.

Drinking to much coffee also causes an increased heart rate, agitation, and even a change in mood. You’ll be much better of switching from coffee to a herbal tea.

Herbal Tea

There are a lot of herbal teas that are specifically formulated to help calm and soothe your mind.

Chamomile tea has even been said to alter levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Opt for a calming tea in lieu of your afternoon coffee run.


Meditation has been proven time and time again to treat anxiety and stress. It isn’t some woo-woo nonsense. Meditation can quite literally change your life.

It can help remove your chaotic, disorganized thoughts and replace them with a sense of calmness you’ve never experienced before.

Start with just 10 minutes a day and work your way up to 30 to alleviate your anxiety symptoms.

Eat Healthier

There is an increasing number of research being done regarding the mind gut connection and how what we eat affects our mood.

Try to avoid processed foods and artificial flavorings. A high sugar diet may also affect your temperament.

Aim for complex carbohydrates such as fruits and vegetables, as well as lean proteins. A plant-based diet may be beneficial for you if you think your diet can be a cause of your anxiety and stress.

Consider adding some turmeric to your diet as it has been shown to have an antidepressant effect and improve mental health.

Try Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils to help with a number of things such as anxiety, depression, sleep, headaches, digestion and many more ailments.

Using a diffuser is the most common way. You can get an aromatherapy set to get you started which includes numerous essential oils to see which one benefits you the most.

There’s even aromatherapy lotion if you want to take it on the go.

These are some of the best natural remedies for stress and tension. Wil you be trying any of these tips? What has helped your anxiety? Share your best tips and tricks in the comments below!

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