Anxiety is a common condition that many people will encounter throughout their lives. Some will only have it for short periods of time and others live with for years. Different types of anxieties affect different people. Indeed, anxiety comes in all sorts of strange flavors, specific to those who feel it.
While the experience of living with an anxiety disorder may seem very lonely, it’s important to know that anxiety is actually pretty common!nAn estimated 40 million American adults – that’s about 18% of the U.S. adult population – suffer from a clinical form of anxiety. Sadly, two thirds of those 40 Million are not receiving any kind of treatment. Many who suffer from anxiety are in search for natural ways to relieve their feelings of stress. Here is a list we made of 10 ways to relieve your anxiety and begin to relax.
1- Get Active
That’s right, get moving! Exercise is one of the best ways to help your body control its nervous response. When you exercise, your body naturally releases endorphins, serotonin and dopamine which, put simply, all work together to make you feel good. It’s your body’s way of saying “thank you” and “let’s do more of this, it’s good for us”. Get sweaty, release those toxins and pay attention to how you feel!
Meditating is one of those things that are both very hard to start doing and very hard to stop doing. “Doing nothing” with your mind can seem impossible at first, especially when it’s crawling with anxious thoughts, once you begin to feel the calming effects of regular meditation, you won’t want to stop! Start your day with just 10 minutes of daily meditation. This is a great way fo setting you intentions for the day and being both conscious and grateful. It’s hard at first, but it’s worth it!
3- Relaxation Exercises
Many people tense up their shoulder muscles and their jaws. Some people who suffer from anxiety even wake up with very tight jaws because they grind their teeth while they sleep (this was a problem I had for years). Try lying down and relaxing your muscles one by one, starting with your feet, going all the way up to your head. If you don’t feel like doing it alone, there are tons of guided videos with great routines and tips. Take some time to physically relax your body. This is a great, natural way to relieve your anxiety.
4 – Cannabidiol Oil (CBD)
CBD oil is a derivative of the hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, which basically means it cannot get you high. When purchasing CBD, make sure you’re buying it from a company that shows you their lab results. At ọṅụ hemp, all our lab results are available on our labels through a scannable QR code. You can also find our results on our website: www.theonu.com
preliminary research suggests that CBD could have a calming effect! We certainly believe it does. That’s why we’ve combined it with organic adaptogens in our ọṅụ teas, which brings us to our final point.
5 – Adaptogenic Herbal Teas
Adaptogens are supplements that help your body respond to stress. Our ọṅụ teas are infused with organic adaptogens like ashwagandha, reishi mushroom, amla, goldenberry, guarana, goji berries and more.
Visit www.theonu.com to learn more about our teas and see our other products!