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Relax! Easy, Natural Ways to Relieve Anxiety and Stress

Susan's go to list to relieve stress naturally.

11 Natural Ways to Lower Stress

Stress is conceivably the biggest health challenge facing us today. Stress is implicated in all chronic diseases, which cause more deaths in the world than any other factor. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that over 60% of all deaths are a result of chronic diseases. Not only can stress affect physical health, it also plays a major role in our mental health. Stress can lead to depression, loss of self- confidence and even suicidal tendencies. Managing stress is vital for our health and happiness. The good news is that it is possible to reduce stress without having to resort to medication, which has numerous negative side effects.

Four ways to use exercise as a stress buster

Exercise, like meditation, can be a time for you to be singular with your thoughts. Even in a loud, crowded gym you can put on your headphones, climb on a machine and away you go into your own world. Amazingly, in any form, exercise is a stress reducer. Although there are many other types of exercise than I list here, these are the ones in which I like to participate. Keep Learning.

Meditation basics for alpha relaxation. So easy.

Meditation, also known as mindfulness is a powerful way to relieve stress levels. Even on a hectic schedule, meditation done for as little as 15-20 minutes a day can help achieve this.
Meditation is an excellent source of relaxation after or before a stressful event in your life. Meditating before going to work can make your entire day more enjoyable. Continued daily practice will bring about astounding improvements in your overall outlook on life.

If you've been through a stressful event that's caused high anxiety, this is the the technique you should put on your top 12 stress reducing tactics. Meditation is recommended and widely in use for the treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS). Keep Learning.

Rosemary as an herbal antidote to stress, anxiety, and depression

I've decided beyond all doubt that 'natural' is preferred over pharmaceutical - anytime! My latest discovery in my lifelong search for answers to my own mental health questions has brought me to yet another common herb.

If you cook, you're probably familiar with this aromatic herb that is used regularly in our cooking routines with meats and vegetables. I sure took it for granted! There it was right in front of me my entire life and I had no idea that Rosemary had such wonderful attributes that positively affect the human senses in more ways than simply taste. Keep Learning.

The beneficial uses of Sage as a non-pharmaceutical supplement for memory enhancement and more

Sage has been used for thousands of years as a medium for spiritual cleansing of an area or place. It is said to bring about purification and cleansing of our life patterns, particularly those patterns that defeat oneself.

It is a fact that Sage contains antiseptic properties so that when you smudge, you’re truly, in every scientific sense, cleansing the air of unwanted bacteria in addition to the spiritual cleansing effect.

Here are some of the lovely facts about the use of Sage in your every day beautiful life: Keep Learning.

The fantastic benefits of Peppermint essential oils for treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression

I successfully use Peppermint essential oils to relieve anxiety on a regular basis. Its application soothes and uplifts and is felt within minutes of applying the essential oil to spots on my body or in a diffuser as aromatherapy.

Here is a list of Peppermint uses I've curated to help you on your journey. Remember, I won't write about anything unless I use it personally. And, of course, you may have differing results. I'm not a scientist or a doctor, never-the-less, I write about things that work for me. Keep Learning.

The lure of Lavender for calmness and a myriad of uses to enhance our lives

Lavender is not just your grandmother’s scent. The lure of Lavender includes a myriad of effective uses that make our lives easier – especially those of us who are ultra sensitive to their intimate environments.

The fresh, clean smell of lavender is used in air sprays, soaps, shampoos, and many other everyday items. So, it’s no wonder that the Latin name of Lavender is “Lavare”, which means “to wash”.

I use Lavender essential oils to calm and soothe myself when experiencing social anxiety or before going to bed. I just dab a few drops on my upper lip and it works like a charm. Keep Learning.