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Ways to Reduce Anxiety

About 284 million people suffer from symptoms of anxiety worldwide. Many factors can lead to anxiety, but these triggers don't have to take over your life.

With the right set of coping skills, you can learn to manage your anxiety and do the things that are important to you every day. In this article, we'll explain five proven ways to reduce anxiety naturally each day.

How to Reduce Anxiety Naturally

If you often feel you need to avoid situations or events because of your anxiety, we hope that a few of the natural ways to reduce anxiety from our list will help you.

It can be challenging to feel like you can't manage your symptoms, especially if they're entrenched in your everyday thinking and habits. With the right coping skills, you can and will manage your anxiety.

1. Deep Breathing

Anxiety is unique in that it is a result of our mind-body connection. When our mind races, our hearts do as well. Breathing becomes more rapid to keep pace with our racing thoughts and heartbeat. Soon enough, we're overwhelmed.

You can manage these symptoms by slowing the process down. Deep breathing allows more oxygen to our body, which pumps through the heart and leads to the brain, clearing our thinking.

One natural form of deep breathing is the 4-7-8 breathing method. You can do it anywhere, it costs no money, and if done right, can have quick results.

Here's how you do it:

  1. Breathe in for 4 seconds.
  2. Hold your breath for 7 seconds.
  3. Breath out for 8 seconds.

Continue until your symptoms subside.

2. CBD Oil

According to studies from Harvard University, CBD helps treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, and more. CBD is also known as cannabidiol. It is legal and accessible in the United States.

CBD oil is a natural substance derived from the hemp plant. According to the World Health Organization, there appears to be no side-effects or links to addiction. Used regularly, this can help naturally reduce anxiety.

3. Exercise

Exercise is good for the mind. When you exercise, you release endorphins in your brain that cause happiness. Jogging, weightlifting, swimming, and walking all produce positive effects.

A routine of exercising 3-5 times a week for 30 minutes and have benefits to your anxiety levels.

4. Meditation

Meditation 5-10 minutes in the morning and at night can aid in reducing anxiety. You can use guided meditations or meditation music. The important thing is to focus on nice even breaths.

Sometimes, it can help to imagine an ocean with waves lapping on the shore. Tide comes in, breathe in. Tide goes out, breathe out, and so on. According to a study from Johns Hopkins, only 2.5 hours each week is enough to reduce anxiety.

5. Journaling

Journaling and writing is a great way to relieve anxiety and stress. Writing down your thoughts can help you find triggers for your anxiety to find the root cause. Over time, this can help minimize the trigger and its effect on your thoughts.

Use Our List to Reduce Anxiety Naturally

We hope this list helps you reduce anxiety naturally. It can be difficult to manage triggers, but with the right coping skills, we can live a fulfilling and healthy life.

For more information on reducing anxiety, stress, or other issues, please check out our blog for more helpful advice and guidance.

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