Reduce Anxiety, Calm Mood and Feel More Relaxed
We all know that feeling when you are so stressed out or anxious that nothing seems to help. You try everything from exercise, meditation, and breathing exercises but nothing seems to work. What if there were items in your own kitchen pantry that could reduce anxiety such as sleeping gummies? I have compiled a list of natural relaxation methods for you!
The first thing you can do is diffuse some lavender oil. Lavender oil has been shown to be a natural relaxant and can help reduce anxiety[i]. You can either put a few drops in your diffuser or add it to your bathtub for a relaxing soak.
Another great way to relax is by drinking chamomile tea. Chamomile tea contains apigenin which binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain and helps promote relaxation[ii]. So next time you are feeling anxious, try sipping on some chamomile tea!
If you are looking for an item to keep on hand for moments of stress, consider using essential oils. Essential oils such as frankincense, bergamot, and ylang-ylang have all been shown to help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation[iii]. You can either diffuse them or put a few drops on your skin.
In addition to essential oils, you can also use herbs to reduce anxiety. Herbs such as lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm have all been shown to be helpful in reducing anxiety symptoms[iv]. You can drink them as tea or add them to your food.
Finally, another way to relax is by eating calming foods. Foods such as oats, bananas, and cherries are all high in magnesium which has been shown to help improve mood and reduce anxiety symptoms[iv]. So next time you need a break from the stress of life, try one of these natural relaxation methods!