Many people can experience anxious thoughts or unrealistic, internal conversations about how an interaction with someone may go. For those that experience anxiety to a greater degree, they can be impacted by a panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias or generalized anxiety disorder (Anxiety, 2014).
The general symptoms of anxiety can include feelings of panic, problems sleeping, shortness of breath, inability to be still or calm, muscle tension as well as other symptoms (Anxiety, 2014). Anxiety can be a result of genetics, brain chemistry, personality and life events; impacting 40 million adults 18 and over (Facts, 2014).
Besides addressing anxiety with a natural remedy, it is very helpful to couple it with techniques that you can practice at home, work or school. These can include breathing and calming techniques, positive self-talk and questioning those anxious thoughts.
To get things started, try out a cup of tea made with chamomile and lemon balm and then try out some of the techniques listed above. Chamomile and lemon balm are excellent for calming the mind and body, promoting relaxation and soothing the nervous system.
Anxiety Relief Tea Recipe
- 1 Teaspoon of dried chamomile
- 1 Teaspoon of dried lemon balm
- 1 Cup of hot water
- Loose leaf tea infuser
- Bring fresh water to boil in a tea kettle or sauce pan
- Place the herbs in the tea infuser, then in a mug and pour in the boiling water
- Steep for about 5 minutes then remove the infuser
- Sip and enjoy up to 3 cups daily
Tea alone will only go so far; remember to take care of your peace of mind in the process so that you bring harmony and wellbeing to your life.
Included are links for more information on anxiety and other ways to combat it.
Until next time, discover the power of your kitchen cupboard.
Anxiety Disorders. (2014, February 8). WebMD. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/mental-health-anxiety-disorders.
Facts & Statistics. (2014, September). ADAA. Retrieved from http://www.adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics.