1. Reduce your caffeine Intake - Unfortunately, this top-choice stimulant carries with itself side effects of anxiety. Coffee in particular can make you worrisome, nervous and jittery. Be sure to gradually reduce your coffee intake to avoid caffeine withdrawal symptoms. Opt for healthier, natural alternatives such as matcha instead.
2. Eat healthy - Avoid foods that trigger stress, like trans-fats and sugar. A steady supply of nutrients like essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and healthy fats help your brain handle stress better, therefore benefiting the entire body.
3. Deep breathing - stopping and taking a few deep breaths can take pressure off right away. This is because breathing deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. Studies show that breathing exercises can actually improve cognitive function, encourage positive thought process, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety.
4. Practice mindfulness - practicing mindfulness is shown to help manage emotions better, have better physical health, and reduce levels of anxiety and depression. Start by becoming aware of all of your 5 senses, what you smell, hear, see, taste, feel.
5. Integrate adaptogens into your life - adaptogens are nature's gift to us to combat the silent killer called stress. Adaptogens are like GPS of your body - they have the ability to detect where you are out of balance in your body and mind and then bring you back to homeostasis or the state of balance.