Treating anxiety with nature

in #naturalmedicine4 months ago (edited)

Why does the fear that begins to govern our lives settle into our minds and bodies? More and more people are experiencing a variety of feelings of worrying, anxiety, fear on a daily basis. The hardest part about facing this kind of problem is still not understanding what is really happening to us.

We all know the feeling when we are scared. But when unreasonable fear and a constant feeling of anxiety arise, we are often overwhelmed by the thought that we are going crazy and that something is very wrong with us….
It is crucial to understand anxiety, and this is the only way we can deal with feelings and thoughts that may not be common to us, look them straight in the eyes, face them, and manage them.
When we feel anxiety, we usually cannot determine what exactly causes us to feel this. The focus of the anxiety state is more internal than external. It seems like a response to some distant, unrealistic or even unknown danger. We can be anxious to "lose control" of a certain situation "or" that something bad will happen ", but we don't know exactly why.
Many times, when we are anxious, we realize that the danger is not real, but the feeling of anxiety is still present, it is very strong and, despite our rational thinking, it does not disappear.

Anxiety affects us completely. It is a mental state, a behavior, and a physical reaction, all in one.
So, what is anxiety? Is it a disease of the body or mind? Is it a panic attack when our thoughts are hijacked by our bodies? Are the chemicals in the body the ones that begin to regulate our anxiety thoughts? The way we answer this question is important because it is related to how anxiety can be treated.

You have a lot of pills, but is this the right way to treat anxiety? Do you know there are natural ways to help with anxiety?

One of them is cognitive-behavioral therapy which calms our minds and the body. I will write about cognitive - behavioral therapy in the next article, but for now, let's see what can we start using right away.

The natural way of treating anxiety?

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is soothing. Relieves stress, tension, and anxiety and calms body and mind. So after a busy and stressful day, prepare a warm bath and add a few drops of lavender essential oil. You can drop some lavender oil on the candle burner, and even the smell of dried lavender soothes and can be also used as home decor. For those who have trouble sleeping, wrap a few twigs of lavender in a napkin or put it in a cotton bag and place it under the pillow. Or simply drop a few drops of lavender essential oil on the pillow. The lavender scent will calm you down and help you fall asleep more easily.

Chamomile

The use of chamomile is already well known, and probably the most popular herb used in almost all diseases. Chamomile tea calms gastrointestinal cramps, is useful for inflammation of the intestinal mucosa, helps with gastric ulcer, winds. It has been shown that chamomile has a calming effect on the nerves of anemic patients. A healing power that relieves pain and calms the body. Because of these characteristics, chamomile is indispensable for all nervous phenomena, irritability, hypersensitivity, internal restlessness, insomnia, or mere mental health. However, chamomile is less known to act similarly like medicines used in medicine to treat anxiety (such as diazepam, which is classified as benzodiazepines). Some substances contained in chamomile bind in the brain to the same receptors as these drugs. So, instead of drinking coffee in the morning, drink chamomile tea. Before going to bed also 😊

Breakfast

They say it is good and useful to eat breakfast. But most of us don't have time to eat in the morning, because we may be awake too late, or the coffee is enough, or we are just not hungry in the morning. This is a mistake. Our body needs energy and needs something in the stomach in the morning.
Not eating breakfast can be linked with anxiety?
In the morning, due to the lack of energy during the night, the body responds with increased adrenaline output. An elevated level of adrenaline is one that can lead to anxiety. So, if you feel anxiety in the morning, the cause may be just in the adrenaline rush. So, what to eat for breakfast?
To raise blood sugar levels, honey (it mainly contains easily digestible, simple sugars that are quickly absorbed into the blood) or smoothies may already be enough. They also recommend eggs. Eggs, in addition to being high in protein, are also an excellent natural source of choline, one of the B vitamins, which deficiency can cause anxiety.
So, one egg per day and anxiety is going away. 😊

Exercising

Physical activity is considered to be one of the ways to successfully overcome stress, and research on the effects of physical activity on the renewal of brain cells (neurons) has received a great deal of attention in recent years, as has the effects of exercise on anxiety disorders. Also, experiments in the lab prove that regular aerobic exercise works much like antidepressants - it raises the level of the happiness hormones - serotonin and norepinephrine.
Go for a walk, go biking, swimming or just exercise at home.
Exercise can be more intense, but it can also be moderate. However, exercise regularly, at least 30 to 40 minutes a day - 5 days a week.

Meditation and yoga

Meditation helps us to focus on breathing and keep the mind free of thoughts. Often, at such times, the idea to solve a problem comes by itself. Yoga is also considered to be a form of meditation that intensely involves the body. Yoga postures are strengthening and stretching muscles and other tissues. Blood pressure and heart rate are calming down and the mind becomes calmer.

And the last advice that I want to give you and that also works for me:

Use your voice and - SCREAM!

You will feel more relaxed after yelling. Of course, this is not meant to yell at a fellow human being, but go out into nature, woods, into the mountains, everywhere where you can be alone. You can also scream at the loud events, in the car, or in a pillow. There are so many options and it doesn't even matter how loud you are. Just scream. Believe me, you will feel relief and relaxation.

meditation-zen-chan-yoga-statue-rest-art-figure-trance-relaxation-wisdom-soul-harmony-new-age-spiritual-brain-sync-wave-meditate-sunset-dawn-sun-view-dusk-sea-nature-ocean-evening-sky-summer-reflection-cloud-mirr.jpg
(https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1434851)

Just so you know, some of the most important people suffered from anxiety, such as Darwin, Newton, Kafka, Eliot, Kant, Wittgenstein ... but they still made it and they took our world and our mind high above the common understanding.

There are so many other ways to be coping with anxiety, because guys, is all in our heads. Find your own way to overcome this and most importantly - try to do that without the pills.

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

Thanks guys for reading, and till the next time 🤘😎

With love, @tinabrezpike

Sort:  

I approve of this spiritual posts.
Upvote 👍

Yes, even such a simple thing as walking barefoot on a lawn has positive qualities. Nature rocks!

We're forgetting this simple things that can make us feel good and even happy...just like kids...they are enjoying when they can run barefoot or dancing in the rain :) I think that is time to try this :)))

Smile at the world and the world will smile at you 😊

Hi Tina,
Excellent, highly informative post - thank you for sharing this fundamental wisdom!

Upvoted and resteemed :D

Thank u :) I hope it's going to be helpful for somebody 🤗

Hey @tinabrezpike. Yes ur post is really well written. I am really sorry to hear you have been suffering with anxiety. Natural medicine can work really well. It seems to be a much more common problem these days .... or is it just that people open up about their problems more these days? Pills are not an answer in my opinion - they will just create different problems.
I am looking forward to your next post and glad that you have good information already on self help with this issue.
Any meditation that helps you balance your energies will be of help. An de yes DO eat breakfast - we are most busy and needing energy in the mornings so it’s very unwise to go without nutrition. Eggs with that coffee madam! Lol We can make time if we appreciate the importance of eating before the day gets going.
🤗😘❤️Lots of love to you

@sallybeth23 your comments are always so positive and I'm so glad people understand this kind of problems, because it is a big problem this days....and with social media we can bring people together and we can talk about this because talking helps a lot :) and we can overcome this without pills, because this is not disease, this is just state of mind. For people with epilepsy it's anxiety very common, and I understand why. Living in fear that seizure will happen in the middle of the street or in a car...for example when I'm starting to feel anxious, I know that seizure will happen so I'm trying to stop this with stuff that I described in this article.....So now when those feeling are present, I'm going for a walk, exercise, I'm active. And this helps...a lot :) kisses and love from Austria ❤❤

I totally agree with you @tinabrezpike. Talking about things does help. Exercise as you say is really beneficial... just changing your mindset by introducing activity like cycling skipping swimming , all are really good. Also running cool water over your head quickly gets rid of negative ion build up around your aura which is why we always feel quite different and so refereshed after a shower.
Keep up the positivity, keep smiling and cycling and give your beautiful dog a snuggle from me haha

We snuggled :)) I tried this thing with cold water and it helps...first you need to shower with hot water and then cold and over your head yes...I'm screaming like crazy when I do that but it helps :)) but always before going to bed... it's relaxing for sure :) cold but relaxing 😁😁 thank u darling for all advices you are giving me, I'm always so happy when someone supporting me and not judging...a lot of people think that this kind of feeling can simply go away with some breathing...but unfortunately this is not so easy...so thank u ❤❤ you're are really supporting person and I'm really glad that I meet you, even if on internet :) we have this option now and I'm so glad that I meet so many amazing people :) ❤❤

All in all, the 8 fold path.

Easy to say, hard to follow

Step by step and with time you're there :)

Anxiety is so difficult, but it's so nice that there are natural ways to deal with it! I love yoga for this, it comes me down and makes me present. Also...essential oils are amazing lol

Essential oils and yoga and meditation 🤗 but my husband hate essential oils but every time when he ask what is this smell, I say air freshener 😂 it works :))

Congratulations @tinabrezpike! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You distributed more than 1750 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 2000 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:

SteemFest⁴ - Meet the Steemians Contest
Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!
This post was selected, voted and shared by the Natural Medicine Curation Team in collaboration with the C-Squared Curation Collective. Natural Medicine Curators are on the look out for natural health wisdoms, from herbs and essential oils to environmental health, spirituality, meditation and everything in between.
It has been upvoted and re-steemed by the @naturalmedicine and @c-squared accounts after manual review.
You can find more informative and inspiring natural health content on NaturalMedicine.io!
@C-squared is community curation group where everyone is a curator, actively working to support authors. Please consider @c-squared as your witness as a way to support this project.