Thousands of people are dealing with anxiety & stress – it’s so prevalent in our society nowadays. If you’re anxious, i’d challenge you to first start by working on your mindset and understanding that you have so much to be thankful for. So much is going RIGHT for you than going wrong and worrying about what’s going to happen in the future does no earthly good. If you’re still struggling after putting yourself in that mindset every day, what else can you do? Here are some practical ways you can lower the anxiety level within the body.
Ashwagandha is an herb that helps lower cortisol levels by up to 25-30% when taken properly. When you have very stressful, high anxiety seasons in your life – sometimes you cant avoid all that cortisol. Although it shouldn’t be used year-round, the proper dosage of Ashwagandha can definitely get the stress levels down.
Exercise is nature’s best antidepressant! Don’t have the time? Do high intensity, short-duration workouts. It will fit into your schedule easily, it’s been shown to drive down stress levels, and doesn’t create extra cortisol (like long-duration exercise does). When you’re working out for 30, 40, 50, 60 minutes, you’re creating stress – so if you’re trying to reduce anxiety and stress levels, go with short increment workouts. Our 10-minute workout program will accomplish that with just 10 minutes a day, 6 days a week, just 1 HOUR of exercise per week!
Many people are deficient in this mineral and it can really lead to a lot of stress and anxiety issues. The brain needs it and your body needs it (400 mg per day for an adult) to help the body heal the way it’s designed to. A good magnesium supplement will help get through the blood-brain barrier and absorb it into your system better.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
These are coping mechanisms used to relax your brain and lower the nervous system response inside of your body. It’s used to calm the accelerator (hit the brakes) and regulate your system. A lot of times it just stays heightened because of what we’re eating and what stressful scenarios we’re putting our bodies through. These very powerful techniques will help you sleep better, help with your anxiety, help your depression and just get your brain under control. In today’s world, it’s overwhelming and over-stimulating at times, and you’ve got to calm it down.
Addressing the nervous system and how your body communicates with the brain is so vitally important. Checking your nervous system and those communication lines can make all the difference as far as whether your body is high-strung and anxious vs. calm and working they way it’s designed to. So, a nervous system evaluation is an absolute necessity to start addressing your anxiety.
Those steps are how you achieve real help when struggling with stress, anxiety and depression. Put them to use and let your body do the healing the way it’s meant to.