Anyone have any tips for calming yourself down naturally?
I'm so stressed...
I drink a cup of Chamomile tea, It seems to do the trick in calming my nerves. It is also good to drink if you have an upset stomach too.
Concentrate on your breathing. Take a breath in, hold it, then release it slowly. Another good way is to take a job or a walk and push yourself harder than you may normally do.
Like anything else , calming down is something we have to learn to do ..it just doesn't happen over night..if we are stress out bad, then the first thing to do is to stop the over active thinking..one way is to have a stress out half hour..sit down with a pen and a paper and write down all we are stressed out about..then spend that time..working on ways to solve the problem of the stress..in the answers to the stress..once this is done..you must renew the mind (hard part) you must train the mind to stop being active..it does no good to worry the whole day over the problems you just sat down and worked over..now its time for meditation..sit quietly where you will not be interrupted..no noise..
To stop the mind from thinking takes practice and if you don't practice daily it won't work..close your eyes ,now picture in front of you a piece of black, red..your favorite color in your mind...concentrate on this velvet until your mind stops thinking..this will take work but after a few times you will find your mind stops..once your mind stops being active , you must fill the space with happy times, happy thoughts..I use my imagination..I can see myself sitting by a river..a spot I used to fish in ..feel the sun, hear the water running, feel the warm breeze on your face...you can imagine yourself, playing baseball, racing cars, whatever you enjoy..
Don't give up after about a week of meditation this way you will find that it gets easier, and then you can expand your mind using your imagination..this does work..I do not worry, I don't get stressed..I wake up each morning waiting to see what the day will bring..I have learned to renew my mind by following Gods principals and then stress doesn't build up ..
Meditation and Prayer is the only way I found to relieve stress, it works..believe me...
Hope this will help you...Gods blessings Upon You to learn to be calm and relaxed..full of peace...
Magnesium, Zinc and B vitamins are the body's natural calming chemicals. Chamomile tea is excellent. I've personally found GABA, Gamma amino butyric acid to be excellent in times of high anxiety. Troches are the best form for GABA. Hope you are feeling better soon
Can you make a list of things you are grateful for every evening? This used to work for me. Music is the other thing - if you are someone who loves to dance just like I do, it helps to "dance it out"...It doesn't matter if it's not professional or nice, the aim is to let everything out. Dance like mad to good, upbeat music - try, you will feel different!
Also, breathing excercises help - it may sound too "new-agey" but it really works: stand up and exhale till your lungs are full to burst. If you can stretch upwards and outwards with your arms - even better. Now, as you exhale very slowly through your teeth, bend forward slowly, ie: crunch yourself up in a ball, arms in, push on your abdomen and crouch down. Repeat as above as many times as it feels good. The good thing about this excercise is that empties the liver of excess blood, so it helps cool your temper.
I hope it helps and you find your way back to your old cheerful self!
Hey, just take a good breath and sit down for a while....I know we live in such a demanding and fast paced hi-tech life and sometimes we need to recognize the stress signals...
Do something you enjoy, read a book, listen to soft music, play an instrument(if you do), take a walk, talk to a friend, how about writing about your feelings and why you are so stressed. Sometimes writing can help get things into perspective.
Deep breathing, meditation and the use of the essential oil lavender which is naturally calming. either place the oil on clothing, your pillows or on a tissue you can inhale from when you need to. You can also apply the oil to your wrists, temples etc so it can be absorbed. The important thing is that you use 'essential' oil, rather than just any lavender scented oil.
Lavender oil does wonders. Just dab a little pure lavender behind your ears or on your temples and you will calm down. Do it before bedtime and you will have a wonderful sleep.
Learn to relax properly. There are a number of very good mp3 guided relaxation downloads online all free. They guide you through the process of total relaxation, starting with diaphragmatic (deep) breathing and covers all aspects including guided imagery. Play the mp3 when you have total peace and quiet and just enjoy the soothing voice and background noise. In a very short time you will be able to adapt the techniques into and almost instant relaxing mood where ever you are. There are also a number of very good articles in these pages
You just gotta look at things from a different point of view.
Whenever I get worked up, I always try to remember that whatever I'm going through really isn't even a big deal, ya know? Like there are people out there hungry and getting murdered or whatever, and I'm worried if I can pay a bill on time? It may seem silly, but we're all kind of spoiled, and so you just have to kind of step outside of yourself and look at things differently, ya know?
Imagine if some starving kid with cancer were sitting beside you, and he was telling you all his problems. And whatever problems you may have, you tell him. If this kid would want to smack you after you've confided in him, then you know whatever you're worrying about is probably silly.
Pray to God? You can try praying. I heard it works when we are at rock bottom or have any troubles..
Physical exercise is the best way to deal with the stress, go for a walk or do some push-ups:)
First, try and remove those things that are stressing you. If it is your work, find time to take a break and go outside, sit or stand in the sun, take a 10 minute walk around outside or whatever. Sometimes just a change in the scenery helps.
If I can't remove the stressors, I will calm myself down with music and breathing techniques. Choose music that is calming or played by an instrument you enjoy playing or hearing - a piano, a guitar, a flute, a harp - one that makes you smile, dance a little, think of a different place, a happier place, where you first fell in love with this type of music or instrument.
As for breathing techniques, take a deep breath in through your nostrils, hold if for 3 seconds, then exhale out your mouth. In your mind picture that you are bringing in good clean air through your nose, good clean oxygen to clear your brain and give you energy. Hold it i for 3 seconds then let it out through your mouth expelling with it all the negative thoughts and negative energy with the air.
Next breathe in again and tell yourself that you are good, you have the skills and talents to do whatever you need to do in this place and time, hold it for 3 seconds, then exhale out through your mouth all the thoughts that say you are no good, you are not important, you cannot do this job.
Try this a few times until you feel like you are either ready to burst or fall asleep. If you are ready to burst, you need to do some more breathing exercises. If you are ready to sleep, you are calm and can now focus on the task at hand.
If you are a Christian, you can also be praying while you are breathing asking our Father God to support you, be with you, give you his Spirit to calm you.
I wish you well. And would love feedback on whether any of this worked for you or not.
I am bit off cool when something really unexpected pops up, I just say to myself 'This too shall pass,' then I am back into my feet again.
If you have the time exercise is very good for relieving stress and tension as it releases Endorphins that will make you feel happy and if you are angry when, for example, you go for a run it will help you push yourself that much more. Also finding a certain type of music that either relaxes you or makes you feel happier will help too.
Smoke weed...jus joking.excercise is a good remedy because it induces the release of beta endorphines,hormones which are natural painkillers & stress relievers
You got so much good advice already that you would not really need mine. Just let go and let God. Most times we know the solutions to our problems. Don't be so rushed - tone down a little. Move away from your environment for a while and take time to 'smell the roses'. There is so much and no more that we can do within 24 hours. Be good to yourself. Your body and mind would appreciate it.
Most of the responses would be similar to what I am telling you. Read them all - take out what you need and try to work with it. Too much information can also be confusing. I wish you the very best in your efforts.
When I'm stressed, I go to some quiet place such as my room or even at the comfort room. The, I'll do deep breathing...some kind of meditation for few minutes. I prefer it to be dark, then later drink a glass of water.
If it's too much stressed, I usually do it daily for several days. Sometimes I have to do it twice a day.
As most people said, breathing is a huge stress reliever. Try just sitting down for a while with no distractions and take 10 deep breaths, in and out through your nose. With each breath, let your shoulders and body relax a little bit more.
Another good stress reliever is exercise. I like to either run or do a bit of yoga.
Try Bach's 'Rescue Remedy'. It's a natural flower remedy that can be taken as drops, pastilles etc. It was developed by Dr Bach and has been around for years, but is becoming increasingly popular and widely available. There is even a remedy for pets available now! http://www.bachflower.com
Use mint tea . it is so wonderful for all body . like acne , stomach disorder , headache, oral care etc.
Recipe of mint tea
2cups of water 10 leaves of mint , half lemon , a pinch of salt , 1 tbs sugar . put all the ingredient in sauce pan biol it until it remains one cup then strain it and drink . it has wonderful results
I like to remind myself that in the bigger scheme of things, I'm just an insignificant speck in this wide wide universe, and that everyone else has had problems, not just in my lifetime, but the countless lifetimes before me. It might sound depressing to some, but it somehow makes me calmer, less stressed about things I have no control over.
Listening to music is a proven way to calm down and reduce stress and anxiety. Throw some tunes on your iPod and relax...
I find deep breathing works very well.
Breath in through your nose to a slow count of 4, hold for 2, breath out for 4. Repeat this 3-4 times and try to do the exercise 3-4 times through the day. From what I've read, it somehow resets the nervous system and causes natural relaxation. It really works. Yoga helps too! Good luck!
Type in youtube, NLP Techniques. This will calm you down quickly and you can use it for many different things.
I have realized in life that there are some things you can control and other things in which you have no control over. Whenever I get upset or stressed out I try to take a step back and look at the overall situation and ask myself 2 questions. Is this really something to get upset about? Can I do anything about it?
Some other things I do to relax and calm myself is taking a hot bath, yoga or reading scriptures.
Washing face with fresh and cool water is a good practice for calming down from anger.
First thing is to try to control your breathing as this will affect the fight/flight response. Breathe out completely and then slowly let air back into your lungs - don't suck it in because that will make it worse.
Second, if you are having a reaction to something and feel like you are just getting more and more upset, you are probably experiencing what my therapist calls a loop, an incident sets off a response which causes another incident which causes another response . . . She taught me to engage the analytical side of my brain in order to distract the emotional side by counting backwards from 200 by sevens, or saying the alphabet forward then backward, doing multiplication tables - anything that is "thinking not feeling". It isn't like a lightswitch. You won't have an instant "off", but if you persevere you will start to feel less tension.
For me prayer and meditation sometimes work best (prayer being when you talk to God and meditation being when you listen).
everyone says counting. but i count while bending my fingers, so its a slight physical release
Recognize the signs in your body and thought before it gets to far, like myself before i really get angry, I feel my head tingle and a chill goes up my spine and my blood preasure rises. Walk away take some deep breaths close your eyes and stay away from who and what makes you angry try to get them out of your life. Think of past and preasant things thet make you happy. Picture what it is you really want and spend your time going after it.
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