Anxiety and stress are some common problems encountered by many students today. Some of us feel pressured and anxious because of hectic schedules at home and in school. Perhaps some of us have part-time jobs just to sustain our tuition fees in school. Some of this comes from pressure by social media and experience various difficulties in coping up every day’s challenges. That’s why stress may hit us and negatively affect our everyday living.
Managing stress and anxiety is not always easy. However, not all of us are comfortable for its medical treatment. If we think that we feel negative emotions like stress or anxiety, then let’s help ourselves by learning some natural methods or remedies to overcome these problems. These natural solutions are beneficial for us and can be utilized alone along with our therapy or medication.
Here are the lists of some natural solutions to student anxiety which we need to consider:
- Exercise — Daily workout or exercise is an effective natural remedy to deal with our stress. As we do our daily routines and exercises, then there’s a release of the natural mood enhancers — the endorphins. Let’s try different types of exercises which captivate our interest. We may opt for swimming, dancing, yoga, or even walking. Doing something that is relatively good for us would help us to have focus and attention to ourselves. If we make ourselves busy, then we can also help ourselves to forget our problems — be it in school or at home.
- Meditation — This is one of the effective ways on how to reduce our stress because of hectic schedules and activities in schools. If we struggle to do some meditation, we can just take few minutes sitting quietly in one place while focusing on our breathing. This can clear our mind and forget our stress from the previous days. We can install and use a mobile app for us to learn more about how to get started with proper meditation. Once we already learned the proper techniques for breathing, we can make use of these techniques during stressful times.
- Aromatherapy — It involves the utilization of some essential oils in improving our health status and our overall well-being. There are lots of scents that help us to boost our mood, reduce anxiety, and help us to relax. We can make use of a diffuser along with our chosen essential oils. In doing this, we can place few drops of essential oils and mix our favorite scents onto the diffuser. If we’re doing some assignments in our room, then we can be more comfortable since we inhale these scents made from the diffuser. Some scents that can be utilized for anxiety may include Bergamont, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang, and Lavender.
- CBD oil — A hemp-derived type of CBD oil became more prominent in these recent years. Cannabidiol from the hemp plants may contain little or no THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabinoid that causes a person to become high. There are several studies that claim that the use of CBD helps many ailments like inflammation, pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Some of these studies say that CBD has lots of potentials as an alternative treatment for anxiety. If ever we want to use this kind of natural remedy, then we can simply visit some mainstream stores nearby. And as far as CBD products are concerned, we can have numerous options such as CBD gummies, CBD liquid drops, CBD topicals, and even CBD candies and chocolates.
- Journaling — This is one of the natural ways on how we can remove the stress and anxiety that we feel. Believe it or not, but if we keep a journal and write down notes about our lives on a daily basis, then we can help ourselves to process our anxious feelings. Since we may sometimes find it difficult to share our feelings with others, then we need to look for some other ways on how to express what we feel. So, the better way to express our feelings about something is to write down your thoughts and insights. In fact, it is an effective way on how you can deal with your stress, worries, and anxiety. By doing so, we can refocus our line of thinking to become more optimistic. So, it is advisable to list down all the things that make us happy and excited to move forward. Then, we can surely divert our attention to these things, and we can start anew with better perceptions in life.
With these natural solutions that we can do in our lives, everyone can become free from negative emotion. We can still explore other natural remedies and ways that would help us to feel better as we move forward in our daily lives. On top of that, let’s always bring good vibes and positive feelings towards something so that we will have better perspectives in life.