Anxiety Be Gone

Sometimes going outside amongst the trees and breathing in fresh air is the best release for a body full of tension and stress.

There are some many outside factors that can trigger anxiety within us. School, work, Instagram, that boy who won’t text us back. Side note: If he doesn’t text you back he is not worth your time. Sage old advice. So what can we do to combat anxiety? How do we prevent or prepare ourselves? Unfortunately anxiety is going to arise whether we like it or not. Look at it as a chance to grow and remember the feeling doesn’t last forever. 

 

The Essentials

Thank the universe for essential oils. These aromatic molecules can pass right through the blood/brain barrier and directly effect the areas of our brain where we feel anxiety. I like to keep a bottle of essential oil next to my bed and in my purse. Some of my favorites include lavender, eucalyptus, cedarwood, thieves and helichrysum italicum. I like to rub the oil on the inside of my wrists and breathe it in deeply. 

 

Step Out

Sometimes going outside amongst the trees and breathing in fresh air is the best release for a body full of tension and stress. It is time to get outside of yourself and smell the roses. 

 

Work it

Exercise triggers chemicals in your brain that alter your mood and increase your serotonin levels. If you workout regularly the Anxiety and Depression Association of America says you are 25% less likely to develop anxiety. 

 

Supplements

There is pretty much a supplement for everything including to reduce anxiety. Similar to essential oils because it is all natural. Gaia DailyWellness Stress Response are gel capsules containing ashwagandha and holy basil. Herb Pharm Anxiety Soother is a liquid that can be dropped into water. Natures Way CalmAid gels contains lavender. 

 

- TGH