Does your heart beats before a presentation in front of your colleagues or during a difficult exam? Feel butterflies in the stomach during an appointment? Do you worry and fret about family problems or you feel nervous if you have to ask for a raise?
If you answered yes to these questions, you know very well the natural reactions related to the emotion of anxiety.
If, however, worries, fears, or anxiety attacks grow excessively and keep you from living the way you want, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Fortunately, many treatments and self-help strategies can help to reduce the symptoms and regain control of your life.
You can find a lot of remedies based on herbs and natural ingredients, or you can use (instead of or in combination) to some relaxation and stress management techniques. In this article, let us see an overview of the phenomenon of anxiety, which nowadays is becoming more widespread.
Anxiety depends on your lifestyle
The basic idea is that if your lifestyle is unhealthy and stressful, it is much more likely that you feel anxious, if not you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. So, if you feel you are too tense, take a few moments to assess how you take care of yourself.
Spend each day a little time to relaxation and fun?
Are you getting the support you need?
You’re taking care of your body?
Are you overloaded with responsibilities?
Ask for help when you need it?
If your stress levels are through the roof, think of how you can bring your life into balance. You can give up, lower claims, or delegate any of your other responsibilities.
If you feel isolated or unsupported, find a trusted person with whom to confide: just talk about your worries can make them seem less frightening.
Vitamins and Minerals
Many kinds of vitamins and minerals have been shown to improve the nervous system and regulate mood, but the vitamin B complex is the most recommended in these cases. The vitamins B6 and B12 are particularly important for people who suffer from anxiety. Magnesium is the essential mineral needed to balance the neurotransmitters in the brain and maintain balance in the nervous system. If you choose to take natural supplements, these are the ones to consider first.
Taking herbs for treating anxiety is another popular natural remedy that can help you feel more comfortable in no time. There are various herbal remedies and anti-anxiety medication. Make sure to check the interaction with vitamins, minerals, herbs: these are generally not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers. There may be other conditions that interfere with the body’s ability to process the herbs safely, so always ask the naturopath or herbalist.