Stress and anxiety are certainly no joke.
In fact—a lot of people deal with these issues on a day-to-day basis.
Being stressed out is no fun. And honestly, anxiety can really throw a wrench into your life.
But what can you do about it?
How can you naturally reduce your anxiety and stress levels—to facilitate a better, happier, more holistic life?
This is a great question.
And in this blog post, you’re going to learn exactly how to do it.
These ideas may not all work for everyone.
But if you give them a try, you just may find a bit of relief.
And honestly, when it comes to stress and anxiety—sometimes a little bit is worth a lot.
1. Find Ways To Laugh
This might sound cliche, but finding ways to laugh is actually a powerful form of medicine for reducing anxiety and stress.
There are also a lot of creative ways to go about this.
You could watch some comedians, watch some funny movies, hang out with cool/funny people, read comedy books—whatever it takes to get you into a great mood so that you smile more.
You know what they say—laughter is the best medicine.
And when it comes to stress and anxiety, it actually just might be true!
Exercising is a fantastic way to help you de-stress and kill your anxiety at the source.
In fact–a lot of regular ‘gym-goers’ call their workout time ‘therapy,’ and for good reason.
Exercising boosts your endorphins and also helps to distract you from your woes.
It’s hard to stay anxious when you’re pumping iron at the gym, running, getting your blood pumping, stretching, swimming, and/or just in general moving your body and feeling awesome.
Give it a try! It actually works.
3. Try A Mind-Altering Substance
Sometimes, natural mind-altering substances can do a lot to help you feel less stressed and anxious—especially when you partake of them safely.
For example—this post talks about the therapeutic healing powers of cannabis and psilocybin.
These substances are getting more and more attention for their therapeutic benefits—and there’s quite a bit of data to back up the fact that they work.
With this in mind, it’s not surprising that so many ancient cultures have used these substances as natural anxiety and stress reducers.
They can actually do a lot of good when utilized effectively and safely.
Just be careful! There can be some ‘legal hurdles’ involved with these substances.
4. Talk To A Friend
Reaching out and talking to a friend about your stress and anxiety is another natural, time-tested way to make things better.
When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, consider sitting down with a friend and talking about it.
You just may come to find that a little bit of ‘best-friend’ time can be a formidable medicine!
Humans are, after all, social creatures. We really need each other to have the best life possible—and as a result, talking and interacting with each other is a great way to fall into natural human social behaviors that promote overall better health and wellbeing.
5. Eat A Healthy Diet
You may be surprised at how useful a healthy diet can be for helping you to feel better throughout the day.
For example–eating a healthy breakfast, and making sure that your body receives adequate nutrition throughout the day, can sometimes do a lot of good to help you feel better.
6. Get Enough Sleep
Last, but certainly not least, getting adequate sleep after a long, full day is one of the best, healthiest, and most natural ways to prepare you for the next day.
Sometimes, you just need a good 8 hours of sleep to really fight off the anxiety and stress. So make sure to prioritize this—and you just may find that it’ll do you a lot more good than you ever would have imagined.
Hopefully, this post helped you to discover some cool, natural, holistic methods that you can try to help you overcome stress and anxiety.
For best results, try a range of different things and see what works best.
And don’t forget—a conversation with your doctor or a therapist may not hurt anything, either.
In fact, talking to a professional is always a good idea—so it’s probably something that should at least be on your radar.