Kiss Anxiety Goodbye: 7 Brilliant Natural Ways to Beat Fear and Stress

Written by Wendy Dessler 

Life is sometimes ridiculously tough to handle, and you are filled with anxiety and stress. In fact, when stress levels are high, they can be overwhelming to the extent of crippling an individual so that he or she finds it hard to function in their day-to-day lives. Some stress is good; but other stress may not be such a good thing.
When your being is so filled up with adrenaline, that you feel like you’re about to explode, it is time to take a step back, because that is the sort of anxiety that can kill you. Here are seven powerful and natural ways you can beat the stress and fear in your life, so it never negatively affects your work, school or home life.

Exercise to Distress

People’s lives and jobs have them sitting more often than not; in a 40-hour workweek, many spend a huge percentage of their time sitting in front of a computer. Once done with work, you are most likely too exhausted, so you spend the evening propped up in front of the TV. Other people prefer sleeping, watching movies, eating or listening to music.
However, exercise can be used to attain mental fitness and reduce stress. According to research, exercise helps release the wonderful chemicals called endorphins in the body. The chemicals help people feel relaxed and happy, so when you are dealing with a lot of stress, exercise to get those endorphins circulating in your body again.

Breathe Deeply

Whenever you are stressed out, you have probably heard someone tell you to breathe; but what is more exciting is why this is so effective. In fact, deep breathing through your diaphragm is a strong anxiety-reduction tactic that works by activating your body’s relaxation response. Breathing in deeply helps your body go from a state of flight or fight mode to a more relaxed mode.
To use this technique, slowly inhale up to 4 breaths, fill your belly, then your chest. Hold your breath and count to 4. Slowly exhale while, again, counting to 4 and do this several times.

Take Control of Your Brain, It’s Playing Tricks

Did you know that if you believe that you are having a heart attack, you could get a panic attack that makes you feel like you are dying? One way to overcome this is by knowing that it will pass and your brain is playing tricks on your body; and it will calm you. Doing the same when you are anxious helps remove feelings of pressure, guilt, shame, judging yourself or responsibility for fixing yourself in the middle of needing nurturing more than ever.

Nootropics for Stress Relief

Demand for Nootropics is at an all-time high today. These substances are not only great for enhancing your memory, there are also some excellent options that can help eliminate anxiety and fear, according to Corpina.
For example, Aniracetam is an excellent calming substance. When taken regularly, you are likely to experience greater well-being, fewer social anxiety incidences, less stress and can even stop panic attacks.

Help Others

When over-stressed, the last thing you want to do is invest your energy or time in helping other people. However, it is time to rethink that since research indicates that when you help others you are actually reducing your stress levels. However, this does not mean that you have to do grandiose acts of kindness to save the entire planet; instead, holding open a door, helping kids with homework or even offering a friend a shoulder to cry on will work – the whole idea is you are making a difference in somebody’s life.

Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation revolves around training your brain to focus on the present and not on the anxieties that stem from regrets of the past and fears about the future. Like a computer, when your brain is overloaded with stress and anxiety, it tends to reduce processing speed. Mindfulness meditation helps bring your mind to full attention in a few seconds, resetting your body and mind, making you a better person who can think calmly under fire.
Mindfulness meditation gives your body a brief pause that helps your brain’s thinking part to catch up with the emotional part, refocusing you more clearly to make better decisions. Mindful breathing is a technique you can carry out for six seconds before you step into a meeting, respond to a challenging phone call or reply to emails. Other mindfulness meditation techniques include chewing your food slowly and considering each bite as you look out the window for a few minutes between appointments.

Embrace the Advantages of Stress

Generally, stress is something that should be feared and avoided at all costs; however, stress can also be a sign that your life is gaining meaning. The important thing here is not to let your stress get out of hand and instead embrace its possible advantages. Thinking about the positive effects stress is having on your life and relationships will help improve how you physiologically react to challenging situations, while helping you learn and grow from the experience.


When you are feeling anxious, you may feel like you are stuck and unsure of what to do to feel better. Instead of hyper focusing on the future and getting carried away by hoards of what-ifs, focus on the tips above to cope with fear and stress right here, right now!

Author Bio:  

Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.


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