Anxiety is being in a state of fear and constant worry. It is a feeling of being tensed and negative. A person suffering from anxiety experiences uneasiness. It not only affects the physical state but also the mental state of a person. It can cause various other problems.
Stress can trigger anxiety. People, who are more prone to being tensed and stressed, can suffer from anxiety attacks. Excessive worrying and negative thoughts can bring a person to the condition of being anxious. Genetics may play a role in this too. Tendency to take stress may run in the family. Some environmental factors like some kind of trauma, accident or serious incident may also be a cause.
A person having such attacks may have the symptoms of being nervous, sweating, palpitations, trembling, diarrhea, breathlessness, nausea, headaches and dizziness. Anxiety makes a person irritable, angry and edgy. One is unable to sleep or eat properly. It makes one feel sick and low. Inability to concentrate, eating disorders, nightmares and stress are other symptoms. This makes a person more prone to heart problems. All these issues can make a person cut off the social life. It can be exhausting.
Anxiety is a human emotion and is normal in humans. But having too much of this feeling is harmful. There are tranquilizers and anti depressants for reducing the restlessness caused. But at the same time, there are side effects in taking these. The other option is having sessions with a psychiatrist. Some effective and safe home remedies which can help a person in a state of anxiety are given below.
Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy can be helpful during stress. Scented candles can create a soothing atmosphere.
Massage: A good massage may relax a person. Massage the scalp and body with oil before bath.
Bath: Have a relaxing bath with some oils.
Almonds: Soak few almonds overnight. Peel and eat them next morning.
Celery: Include celery n your diet.
Orange: The fragrance of an orange is soothing and refreshing. The peel can be simmered in water for a while to inhale the aroma.
Rosemary: Rosemary herb has a calming effect on the nerves. Boil rosemary and strain. Drink the water.
Meditate: Meditation is very relaxing and helps in concentration.
Deep breathing: Deep breathing helps mind to relax and to stay calm.
Magnesium: Deficiency of magnesium can cause anxiety and nervousness. Eat magnesium rich foods.
Avoid the intake of alcohol and stay off tea and coffee too. Some traumatic incidents may be troubling, it is best to talk with someone about your worries. Instead of worrying and keeping negative thoughts inside, try to get it out of your system. Indulge in some hobby to keep your mind occupied productively. Listen to relaxing music of choice.
Eat healthy food and a vitamin rich food. Sleep well. Avoid sugar and fatty foods. Maintain a positive attitude. Exercise and practice yoga. Pranayam has a very positive effect. It involves deep breathing exercises which calm the mind and keep the negative thoughts away.
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