5 remedies for anxiety that actually work 5 remedies for anxiety that actually work

5 remedies for anxiety that actually work

Anxiety is a normal emotion since it is the result of living in a chaotic world. But having an anxiety disorder is different. Learn about 5 natural remedies that actually work.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is defined as an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worries about something that is happening or might happen in the future. Although it seems to be negative, anxiety makes you aware of the danger, motivates you to stay organized and prepared, and helps you calculate risks. But it turns into a real issue when you can control your anxiety so it becomes chronic. There are several types of anxiety disorder but all share, in general, the same symptoms: 

Take control by trying out the ideas below.

1) Meditation

Meditation: a remedy for anxiety

This practice can help remove bad thoughts from your mind and replace them with a sense of calm, slowing the symptoms and making anxiety easy to control. A study suggests that 30 minutes of daily meditation may alleviate some anxiety symptoms and act as an antidepressant.

2) Try aromatherapy

Try aromatherapy for anxiety

Aromatherapy uses fragrant essential oils to promote health and well-being. Some studies have shown that it can help people boost their mood, relax, sleep and it can also reduce heart rate and blood pressure. It is a great option to ease anxiety and you can use lavender, bergamot among other essential oils to start this therapy.

3) Write

Write to alleviate anxiety

It is important to find a way in which you can express what you feel and writing is an excellent way to calm your anxiety. Some research suggests that journaling and other forms of writing can help people to cope better with anxiety. So now you know: go buy a journal and do not keep what you feel inside.

4) Drink a tea

Herbal teas are said to have effects on the brain that results in reduced anxiety.

Herbal teas are said to have effects on the brain that results in reduced anxiety. According to a study, chamomile tea can be a great ally when it comes to alleviating anxiety since it can alter levels of cortisol, known as a stress hormone.

5) Spend time with animals

Pets can be beneficial to people with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety.

Aren't pets the best friends in the world? If you have one, go and hug it. Pets offer companionship, love, and support. A study confirmed: pets can be beneficial to people with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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