7 (natural and easy) ways to calm your nerves

by Melissa Diem

Sweet dreams

 Sometimes all we need to feel calm is a good night’s rest.

1. Massage. When was the last time you had a good massage? Did it help calm your nerves and relieve stress? I bet it did. Massages are a great way to get rid of pent up frustrations and feel better. Go in for a massage, allow your body to relax as the stresses get kneaded out of your back, neck, legs and feet. Keep reading for more ways to calm your nerves.

2. Yoga Yoga is a calming exercise that moves you from one position to another. You work on your balance, strength and flexibility. I know that I always feel much better after a good yoga session. It helps me calm my mind, focus on my body, and improve my abilities. If nothing else, it is a moment for me to get away and work on me.

3. Meditation Many people use meditation as a way to relax and bring in positive energy. During meditation you focus on breathing and thinking calming thoughts. There are many ways to meditate. You may have to try a few different techniques before you find the one that works best for you.

4. Aromatherapy. It is amazing how much the power of smell affects the body. Aromatherapy has been known to calm a person down or rev them up for the day. When I need to calm my nerves, I like to find a nice relaxing scent like sandalwood or lavender. Sometimes I use the oils in a bath, other times a dab a little on my body or clothes keeps me calm throughout the day.

5. Herbs. Herbs are also great for calming. You can brew them in a tea. Others work in tablet form. Kava and Motherworst are two popular herbs good for anti-anxiety. They are both found as teas and tablets. Chamomile tea is also good for calming nerves. What herbs do you use to stay calm?

6. Reflexology. Reflexology is a popular practice used to treat pain and lower stress. Your body is filled with different pressure points that, when pressed, will help calm and relax you. One way to relax is by rubbing your ears. This is done by using your thumb and index fingers to gently tug and rub on the outer edge of your ear for a couple of minutes. Have you ever tried reflexology?

7. Rest. Sometimes all we need to feel calm is a good night’s rest. I know in some cases finding peaceful sleep while feeling under pressure and stressed out seems near impossible, but do your best to get as much rest as possible during these times in your life. Getting adequate sleep will help you think more clearly and be ready to handle different problems as they arrive.

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