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How To Deal With Anxiety Without Medication

 

Today we are going to address one of my the biggest challenges for people with anxiety related issues, people who are naturally anxious struggling very much to just sit around and relax. We need to be busy doing something, we feel our best when we are busy and when we sit down to relax our anxiety levels begin to rise making us very anxious and jittery. One thing which has helped me be able to sit down and relax has been to add my one and only herbal supplement, this supplement is known for calming the anxious person down.

 

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What Do You Eat ?

Believe it or not what you eat can be putting fuel into the fire to prevent you from being able to relax, I found this out accidentally when I had to start my gluten-free diet because I am gluten intolerant. Within two weeks to one month my anxiety slowly started to become less severe, another great benefit was my sleep improved drastically. I have never slept more then 3 to 5 hours at one time in my entire life, even as a child and  teenager. Now I am getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep most nights, this has been like a miracle for me and just maybe it will improve your anxiety and sleep. It is well worth a try to go gluten-free for just one month and see if you notice any positive difference, if not you can always go back to your gluten diet.

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Relax With Herbal Teas

 

While sitting in the evening after I finish writing my articles when I am ready to relax, I have experienced herbal calming teas to help me relax  as I am winding down from my day. Herbal teas are caffeine-free teas, so you will not be stimulated by any caffeine by drinking these types of  teas. Caffeine is something your should avoid when trying to wind down and relax, also caffeine will disturb many people’s sleep.

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Magic Of Music

 

For me music is magic to help me to relax, weather I am playing music on my harmonica or my guitar or listening to soothing music it has a very calming effect for me. Now you can not be listening to your favorite rock music and expect this type of music to have that effect, you need something you enjoy yet is slow smoothing music. I enjoy listening to easy listening music to get this effect, another type of music is classical music. I also benefit from the relaxation compact discs, these also are great for helping many people fall asleep listening to them while laying in bed. I highly recommend the relaxation compact discs, I do have my own collection of these which I use on nights I am having problems falling asleep.

 

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DVD’s

 

Another goody are your DVD’s, there are many of these products as well to choose from. Many people prefer these over the compact discs, it is another option for you to experiment with if you choose too. If your wishing to start practicing yoga as many people with anxiety are today, I would recommend you going this route to learn yoga or take classes if that is in your budget.



Final Thoughts

 

These relaxation techniques are the most simple and easiest to start out with, I recommend you experiment with these and see which ones works best for you. Learning to relax and improve your sleep will make such a huge difference in your anxiety levels, I know when I over do it and I am over tired my anxiety begins to increase to a much higher level. I chose these to share with you simply because they work for many people, plus they are inexpensive to experiment with and find which ones works for you and which ones do not. Any questions you are encouraged to leave a comment or contact me privately at my business email.

jeff@lifebeginswithyourhealth.com

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22 Comments

  • lilywong says:

    Great article and resources to help us relax. I can understand how it’s important to take time off and just chill. Stress-related problems build up over time and may take a toll on our bodies. Looking forward to more tips and resources! Perhaps you can also share some ways we can relax at work?

    • admin says:

      Thank You lilywong

      I appreciate your comments and feedback, great suggestion for a future post on how to relax at work. People who are anxious are not able to just chill out, they have to have their mind on something or they start thinking too much about too many things (worry) using these techniques has their minds on something yet they are chilling out at the same time.

      Jeff

  • Roopesh says:

    The one thing that I did not ever consider is changing to gluten free diet. I like many others have often overlooked this one.

    Recently, I have been overly edgy and restless and my sleep patterns have been totally erratic. I am at the point where I just want to sleep and escape into a world of calmness and serenity.

    I am not one who is for conventional medication and would like to try natural stuff first. Thanks for that tip of the diet and the yoga.

    I am going to buy this tea that you reviewed, its certainly worth giving a go.

    Thank you
    Roopesh

    • admin says:

      Thank You Roopesh

      I am happy you read my article and are open to trying some of these techniques to feel calmer and more relaxed, do you deal with excess stress regularly day after day? If so you should consider my herbal supplement as well, it will give you daily relief from your anxiety.

      Herbal Supplement

      Jeff

  • Thank you for an informative post. You totally got my attention on herbal teas and the music. I was pretty bad for 3 days and had some coffee. The effect was waking after 3-4 hours sleep. Thank you for the reminder. Great post.

    • Jeff says:

      Thank You Josephine

      I appreciate you visiting my website and reading my article,
      extremely happy I could help you during a frustrating time.
      Lack of enough sleep will effect our brain functioning, it is
      very important we learn how to relax and get enough quality
      sleep.

      Jeff

  • Brianna says:

    I loved this article! I also suffer from anxiety and I am always looking for herbal supplements because I don’t want to put a bunch of chemicals in my body. I will absolutely look into HCF more and maybe give it a try! You are right about the teas, they are extremely helpful helpful for me. I also drink them at night to start calming down my body and mind before bed.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Brianna

      I appreciate your comment very much, it does my heart so much good to know I am helping others with anxiety. The tea is a very good calming down at the end of the day, get into the habit of drinking these calming teas every evening and in a short time you will feel much more calmer.

      I am happy to hear your considering trying HCF, this supplement has been helping people for over 10 years now and is safe for all ages even children use this product.

      Jeff

  • Paula says:

    Hi there, I love all your wonderful advice. It’s interesting that you have found some positive changes in your live due to being gluten intolerant.
    Unfortunately, we only seem to make such changes when our health suffers for some reason or begins to deteriorate.
    I truly believe that sleeping and being able to relax is fundamental to our all round well being and your advice is perfect for achieving a balance in our busy lives.

    • admin says:

      Thank you Paula

      I am happy to hear your comment today, it is true we do not make changes in our lives until we must because it is effecting our quality of life. A healthy balance is a must , sadly most of us just keep pushing ourselves too much and relaxing too little.

      Jeff

  • netp says:

    The single biggest thing I have done to ease my anxiety was stop eating gluten! I am not a celiac (I was tested) but nevertheless, it helps me. I think intolerance to gluten is incredibly common and should be researched more, especially its connection to anxiety! Medication for anxiety and depression can both lead down a long road of dependence, so I am personally very much an advocate of seeking out natural methods!

    • admin says:

      Thank You Netp

      I agree with you 100% on meds and also with gluten. I also experienced such a major difference in my anxiety after going gluten-free I am convinced gluten is a major part of our society’s anxiety and mental illness epidemic today.

      Natural is the only safe way to go,

      Jeff

  • Alvin972016 says:

    Great article Jeff ! I also enjoy nice cup of tea and relaxing music when I want to relax. Will definitrly look into the tea you introduced because it is USDA Certified. Would like to know more about how gluten-free diet and how you do it.

    Thank you for the tea and music reviews.

    Alvin

    • admin says:

      Thank You Alvin

      I appreciate you leaving your comment today, herbal teas are very beneficial for relaxing and sleep improvement. Here is a link for you for information about gluten-free lifestyle.

      Go Gluten Free

      Jeff

  • Kevin Pola says:

    Love your post, relaxing is very important, not only to health but to productivity. You have pointed out some very good resources to aid the relaxation process.
    I do have trouble from time to time because I do not recognize the need to take a break and relax. Using some of the resources you have referred to will certainly help me talk that important break from my busy life. Thanks for sharing. Cheers kev

    • admin says:

      Thank You Kevin

      Like you most of us do not take time for relaxing and breaks as we should, at first this time is very difficult for us to make time in our schedule but if we stick to it we will look forward to our break and relaxation time and it will benefit us being even more productive even though our brains tells us we need to keep going .

      Jeff

  • Sandy says:

    Hi, Your post is very informative. A relaxed mind can do wonders in any area of life. Stress, anxiety, depression are some of the culprits causing havoc in one’s life. Your suggestion on yoga is really an important one to manage these negative emotions successfully. Thanks for a good post, good luck!

    • admin says:

      Thank You Sandy

      I appreciate your comments and reading my article today, there are so many methods to relax there just is no way to share all of them in one article.

      Jeff

  • Netta says:

    Hey Jeff: I’m all for anything that presents alternatives to conventional pharmaceuticals when it comes to relaxing. Thanks for your suggestions.

    Another important one you might consider exploring is art and other creative projects as a form of relaxation. Zen-tangling comes to mind, as well as crafts and journaling….

    A lot of the anxiety we are experiencing seems to arise from just being in overwhelm from all the stuff we “have” to do. Meditation seems to work for a lot of people and so does getting good at choosing to do less and making spaces in our life so we can catch up with ourselves.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Netta

      I have shared many other natural techniques in past articles, the only one you suggest new to me is Zen-tangling. I will research this and write an article in the future on this as a technique as well.

      Jeff

  • Chun says:

    Thanks for your sharing. I remember the moment when I was studying architecture in university, I spent a lot of time on rushing my works before the submission deadline. Thousand of coffees and Red-bulls consumed to keep me awake. But then we still need to rest. I could not relax because my workload still too much and I scare I could not submit on time which will result in failing the semester. This article definitely helps me and many people in advance. Thanks again!

    • admin says:

      Thank You Chun

      In our society today many careers are much like your studies in the university, people are in high competition for jobs and deadlines keeping them in high gear most of the time. After some time this becomes too natural for them, learning to be calm and relax must be learned all over again and we do need help with this.

      Jeff

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