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The Best Ways to Reduce Anxious Feelings

By Lyndsay @balancebrunette

Life can’t always be a metaphorical sunny stroll in the park; no matter where you come from, how much you earn, or how successful you are, there will be low moments. And studies have shown that low moments, especially those related to mental health conditions, are on the rise. Anxiety, to name just one example, is perhaps more common today than at any other period of history. While we all experience a few anxious nerves from time to time, if it’s beginning to influence your everyday life, then it’s important that you take steps to reduce those feelings. We take a look at a few ways to do this below. 

The Best Ways to Reduce Anxious Feelings

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Calm Your Mind

There are some tried and tested methods for calming your mind that have been shown to have a profoundly positive impact on anxiety. Perhaps the best method of all is meditation — this is the process of sitting still, counting your breaths, and waiting for the magic to happen. If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. Yet the simple process brings big rewards. You might notice the effects on the first day, but no worries if you don’t — things will be happening under the surface, and sooner rather than later you’ll find that you’re feeling calmer and happier.

In the Outdoors

We’ve normalized life in the city, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s normal. In terms of our biological makeup, it might be wrong. Now, no-one’s suggesting that you should pack up your belongings and move to the woods, but it is important that you get your fill of nature time. Studies have shown that simply surrounding yourself with natural life can have a hugely positive impact on your anxiety levels, so be sure to build some nature time into your schedule, even if it’s just for an hour or two a week.

Tried and Tested Products

You don’t have to go through your battle with anxiety all alone. There are plenty of products and foods that can help, too. For example, did you know that there are scents that can put you into a more relaxed state of mind? It’s true, so look at investing in an essential oil diffuser, and stock up on your favorites. You can mix anxiety-reducing foods with CBD isolate, available from CBD Flower Isolate, too. Dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, fatty fish, and Brazil nuts have all been shown to have a positive effect on anxiety, for example. 

Limit the Triggers

It’s also recommended that you take a look at your lifestyle, and see if you’re doing anything that might induce anxiety. Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and having an overly sedentary lifestyle, for example, can all bring about feelings of anxiety. Cut down on these things, and you might just find that the number of anxious moments you experience begins to reduce. 

Take a Walk

Finally, put faith in the trusty walk around the block! It helps clear your head and calms you down. You will most likely feel better afterward! 

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