Would you like to learn some natural ways to manage stress and anxiety naturally?
Recently, I was asked by Health and Nature Magazine to contribute some tips to manage stress and anxiety naturally. Along with 19 other reputable health experts, we compiled 22 natural stress busters. Here is a direct link to the full article here.
Here are Melo’s two stress busting tips:
Tune out, turn off – “Choose a time in the evening – for example 7:30 p.m. – when you turn off all electronic devices, put away your laptop and mobile phone, and just enjoy your evening,” says Melo Calarco. “Technology actually creates anxiety: playing on your phone or checking emails and social media feeds keeps you in a constantly stimulated state, which is a sure way to increase over-thinking and worrying in bed. Evenings should be a time of rest and restoration, so create this space at home and reclaim your downtime with calming activities like reading, listening to music, or engaging in conversation with your family.”
Breathe deep “If there were only one technique to help you manage stress, worry and anxiety, it is your breathing patterns,” adds Calarco. “When stressed, our heart rate increases and we shallow-breathe, or even hold our breath without realising it. This puts us in a state of high alert and triggers the fight-or-flight stress response. Deep belly breathing or diaphragm breathing is very effective in taking us out of the stress response and putting us into the relaxation response.”
For more tips you can download your FREE instant access Meditation Guide called Mindfulness Put Simply.
P.S. We’d also love to hear any of your personal strategies to calm anxiety and stress.
Here’s to being more mindful.