Natural Help with Anxiety – No Medication Needed!

Natural Help with Anxiety

Trying to eliminate anxiety from your life can be a difficult task. Sometimes you will try anything it takes. But, certain remedies are better than others. If you can feel better with natural relief, over depending on medication, that is your best bet. But, that is not to say that medication doesn’t have a place. Some people may need medication to help them, it all depends on what works best for you. Below I will go over the best ways for natural help with anxiety. These are some techniques that can make you feel better and live a life free of anxiety.

ONE: Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercises are a great way to make sure you are breathing properly. They allow you to sit back and take some deep breaths. Sometimes the root source of your anxiety may be from your breathing. This means you may breathe too quickly, irregular, or incorrectly. You want to make sure you’re breathing from your abdomen, rather than your chest. Often times someone with anxiety will subconsciously breathe from their chest, and this can cause more anxiety and more anxiety. If you take steady breaths from you abdomen, you are more likely to breathe in a relaxing pattern. Often when you tense up you tend to breathe from you chest, and this can make anxiety much worse. But, don’t fret! It’s easy to work out. A few times a day simply take note of your breathing. Notice where you’re breathing from and if it’s fast or slow. Also, practice taking deep breaths from your abdomen. Slowly breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Taking note of your breathing a few times a day helps you get in a routine of breathing better. To learn deep breathing exercises that help with anxiety follow the steps here.

TWO: Meditation

Meditation is an excellent way to learn to live in the present moment. It helps you focus and not let other things distract you. Meditation takes practice. When you first start trying to meditate you will often get distracted and lose your focus. But, with time you will get really good at meditating. You will notice that as you get good at meditating you will feel less tense. It seems like the more advanced you become the easier it is to put your focus away from worries, and your anxiety will begin to heal. Meditation makes you feel like you are in a different world, a calm world. This calmness is a great feeling when you’re used to feeling anxious all the time. Watch the video below to learn how to meditate to relieve anxiety.

THREE: Weighted Blankets

If you have trouble sleeping or trouble falling asleep and suffer from anxiety, a weighted blanket may be beneficial. A weighted blanket has weighted (usually glass) beads inside of it. This weight helps you feel comforted, almost like you are cuddling, and therefore your body feels more relaxed. The relaxation this blanket gives makes it easy for your to fall asleep and sleep more sound. Many people find that weighted blankets help them sleep a full nights sleep, when they used to wake up every couple hours. You can find weighted blankets in small throw sizes or large bed sizes. I recommend using the bed sizes because these will cover your entire body even if you move frequently. They give you more surface area, so you don’t feel like a body part will accidentally poke out. It’s not fun when your foot pokes out of the end of the blanket, and that causes you to wake up. My favorite blanket can be found here, it is soft and the weight stays even. Weighted blankets provide a pressure that truly makes you feel at ease. If you have any sleeping issues due to anxiety, you may want to check one out!
Natural Help with Anxiety - Weighted Blanket

FOUR: Essential Oils on the Go

Essential oils can be beneficial, especially when you struggle with stress and anxiety. If you have a diffuser in your home, this is great! But, you may want to take essential oils with you when you are out and about. This is great because then you can bring the healing benefits of oils when you leave your home. There are a few ways this can be done. The first one is through roll-on oils. With most roll-on oils you can simply roll some oil on your wrist and you’re good to go. Do not put any regular undiluted bottles of essential oils directly onto your skin. This can be harmful. Make sure you are using a roll-on that is meant to be directly applied to the skin, and never use undiluted bottles. Another way to bring oils with you, and my personal favorite way, is through diffuser jewelry. This jewelry looks like a pretty accessory, but doubles as an essential oil diffuser. All you do is drop a few drops of your favorite oil on the lava (or wood) beads, and you’re good to go.

Learn more about diffuser jewelry here, and learn about other jewelry that reduces anxiety as well.

Natural Help with Anxiety - Diffuser Jewelry

FIVE: Playing (yes, you read that right!)

Sometimes when you have anxiety you might think too much, and an easy way to forget about your worries is to play. Yes, play away your worries. Often times people forget to let loose and have a little fun. When I say play I’m talking about going outside and throwing a ball around, swimming on a swing, or anything else you might have found fun when you were a kid. You will probably notice you still find it to be fun now! When you play you forget about your worries. If you are siting and thinking too much, this can make anxiety worse and worse. The best way to get your mind out of your head, is to play. This is a simple, yet very effective way to decrease anxiety and stress. If you spend a ton of time watching TV or siting looking at your phone, consider spending more time playing. When you are siting, or bored, your mind tends to think too much and worry starts to turn into more worry and so on. This can make you one anxious person. Try spending an hour each day playing something fun, try out a few different things and see which ones you like best. Read the list below for some play ideas.

  • Throw a ball to a friend or onto a garage and back to you
  • Swing on a swing
  • Go for a walk
  • Shoot some hoops
  • Ride a bike
  • Go for a hike
  • Throw a frisbee
  • Play bag toss or corn hole
  • Jump rope
  • Play ping-pong
  • Play tennis
  • Play volleyball
  • Do yoga
  • Swim
  • Go sledding
  • Roll down a hill
  • Run through a sprinkler
  • Skip around your house
  • Play hop scotch
  • Play tetherball
  • Metal detecting
  • And so many more…

Natural Help with Anxiety - Playing

You CAN Get Past Your Anxiety

There are many natural ways that can help you. Don’t feel like you must go straight to using medication. Sometimes all it takes is finding the right natural technique that is best for you. That’s not to say that there aren’t people that will still need medication. But, try out some natural ways to relieve anxiety and you might find yourself feeling less anxious. Natural help with anxiety can benefit you and make your body feel great. There ARE ways that don’t involve medication that CAN make you feel less tense, and at ease. Test them out and see how they make you feel.

If you have any questions, ask them below. I’m always happy to help!

Check out this article if you’re interested in self-help cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety!

12 thoughts on “Natural Help with Anxiety – No Medication Needed!

  1. Excellent suggestions on how to reduce anxiety.  I like deep breathing because you can do it anywhere, in any situation.   That was great information on essential oils as well. I have been wanting to get a diffuser necklace.  I had not seen or heard of the lava beads.  I had only seen the type with the pad you soak in essential oil, then put the pad inside a pendant.  I am interested to know if the oil leaks out and gets on your clothing…something I hope you can tell me.  Anyway, great information and very helpful suggestions.  RhondaLeigh  

    1. Deep breathing is a very calming way to reducing anxiety. Keep practicing it often, as you get better with time! I know the diffuser necklaces you’re talking about and the lava bead ones are great. I like them better for the same reason you stated. In my opinion, they are cuter too!

  2. This is a great article and interesting! I experienced stress several times in my life and practice many ways like breathing exercise, praying (mediation), and applying essential oil. I did not try playing. I absolutely agree that playing with body movement really helps stress relives. I must try again  next time. One new idea for me is weighted blankets.I read multiple good feedback in Amazon. I think it is good to try as well. Thanks again for putting ideas altogether. It is very useful.

    1. Playing can be very beneficial so you don’t get bored and then overthink. Weighted blankets are great for helping you sleep better. Both can be very helpful when it comes to anxiety!

  3. I must say that this article is sorely needed by more and more people each year. I am a trained hypnotherapist, and I have had to help more people with anxiety than any other problem. Most times, they don’t even recognize the problem as anxiety, they give many other “reasons” for the problems they are having.

    I’m glad to have read this and I wish you the best of luck with your site.

    1. That happens ALL the time, as people don’t always realize they have anxiety. It can cause so many physical things, that people think they have something else wrong with them. Thank you for your comment!

  4. What is stress?

    Is stress a physical or a emotional condition?

    Can stress be cured?

    Colors can affect the condition for good or bad. I suffer of stress after my military service and on my experience I can say that all of the factors that you mention do help on the struggle against stress. On my case I was medicated but by hearing the classic music I found relief. 

    My opinion is that you should expand your article including reading as one of the best forms of relaxation and not only to fight stress but also to acquire knowledge and obtain a better  quality of life.

     

    1. I agree reading can help some people get through stress, but reading can also cause stress in some people. It depends on what you’re reading about and if you find reading to be fun or boring. Thank you for your comment! Reading can definitely help some people!

  5. I have often wondered how one can overcome anxiety and her sister, depression. Stumbling across an article like this one is a huge breakthrough for me. Learning the technique therein will definitely yield much success. I have learned the breathing exercise, meditation,  weighted blanket,  playing all sort of sports games that makes you relax (very effective for me), and the essential oil.

    Before now,  my girlfriend told me about the essential oil and how it helps with her anxiety. Seeing this here, give me a huge assurance that the solutions written in this article are life changing.

    1. Yes, essential oils can be great help! I personally like lemongrass and bergamot for anxiety. Use an essential oil bracelet to diffuse oils on the go!

  6. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips on how to reduce anxiety. I know most of the tips already but I have to say that the weighted blankets is new and I will absolutely give it a try! The science behind it makes sense. I personally write down what I feel, writing on a piece of paper (not typing on the computer), has help me recognize what was on my mine and what actually contribute to my anxiety or stress. Give it a try, it works for me every single time. It is almost like a map, I get to visually see it so I can slowly attack my problems accordingly to the prority. Thanks for not supporting the medication. I feel that all of us has to solve the root of our problem first or else it will not be fixed and by taking the medication will just numb our feelings and it can get worse. Will  share your post to my friends and family.

    1. Hi Nuttanee! Yes, writing can be very helpful. When you write your feelings down, it helps you find out what you need to work on. Thank you for sharing!

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