Relieving Stress When It Feels Impossible
ARTICLE BY | Julie Hoerth
When things in our lives feel out of our control, stress and occasional anxiety can set in.* Thankfully, there are some very simple things everyone can do to help manage stress in difficult times.
#1—Take a Break from the News Cycle
We’re living in a time where we can follow live news updates 24/7, but that doesn’t mean we should. While it’s important to know what’s going on in the world—especially in order to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community—it’s also extremely beneficial to give your mind a break. If you feel the need to be informed, try allowing yourself to check the news just once daily, but focus your attention elsewhere for the rest of the day.
#2—Do Something Productive
Netflix may be calling, but bingeing on the latest docuseries and Rocky Road ice cream rarely makes a person feel better for the long haul. Instead, tackle something you’ve been putting off until “someday.” Clean out the garage, organize your digital photo collection, or start filling bags with clothes you’ve been meaning to donate. Clearing out some clutter and tidying up your space can help you focus your energy on something you can control, while also having profound benefits on your mental well-being.
#3—Establish a Daily Routine
Working from home? Managing virtual learning for your kids? Worrying about your elderly family members and friends? Everyone is dealing with different forms of stress, but trying to stick to a daily routine can help the most anxious among us establish some feelings of normalcy. Try to establish set bedtimes and meal times. Get out of your pajamas at a decent hour and get ready for the day. Structure gives us direction and helps us to feel a little bit of control during a time that feels chaotic on many counts.
#4—Get Fast-Acting Relief from AnxioCalm®
Another great way to ease stress is with AnxioCalm, a clinically studied herbal formula that is extremely effective at relieving stress, occasional anxiety, nervous tension, and excessive worry.* It provides relief when you need it and is safe and effective for anyone ages 4 and up! Plus, AnxioCalm doesn’t cause drowsiness, mental fogginess, or other unwanted side effects. Count on AnxioCalm for fast-acting support to help you feel calm and relaxed.*
ABOUT | Julie
Julie has been a writer, researcher, and author in the Natural Health industry for nearly 15 years. A wife and mom to three young daughters, Julie is infinitely interested in studying the science behind how botanicals and nutrients can support and improve the health of her loved ones, and all who read her work.