5 Natural Ways To Cope With Anxiety

When it comes to problems with your mental health, anxiety can be a doozy. Anxiety can restrict your life in ways that you never imagined. Simple tasks such as leaving the house, or even speaking over the phone, can become a chore, and in some cases, even impossible. Although there are many prescription drugs that tend to help people overcome their problems with anxiety, perhaps you are one of many individuals who, for one reason or another, can’t or does not want to take prescription drugs. If so, please realize that there are several natural remedies that you can use that will help alleviate, or help you cope with, your issues with anxiety. Throughout the course of this article, you will learn about 5 such ways. Humor Although this almost sounds like a joke in and of itself, laughing can actually help you cope with your issues with anxiety. Laughter produces dopamine, which can act as a calming agent throughout your body. Even faking laughter produces dopamine, which can make your issues with anxiety that much easier to deal with. This can be a difficult task for some people, as the tenseness that many people experience in tandem with anxiety can make it difficult to laugh.  Schedule Relaxation Since anxiety can come out of left field, especially panic attacks, scheduling relaxation time may seem counter intuitive. Having said that, take into consideration that setting aside some time during the day to perform a relaxing activity can actually have a calming effect on your psyche throughout the rest of the day. It is recommended that you try to perform one calming task, preferably in the morning, that will allow your nerves to remain a bit calmer throughout the rest of the day. Calming activities such as meditation, yoga, tai chi and stretching are all recommended. GABA GABA is short for gamma-aminobuytic, an all-natural substance that is sold in health food stores throughout the country. GABA acts as a neurotransmitter that serves to counteract another neurotransmitter that is known to produce excitability in individuals: glutamate. A recent study found that those who eat chocolate laced with GABA before taking an arithmetic quiz quickly returned to a normal state, recovering from the stress of the test much faster those who did not consume the chocolate laced with GABA. Even though GABA is a natural, legal substance, it is still recommended that you discuss taking GABA with a licensed physician, as GABA may interact with other medications you might be taking in a negative way. Lavender Lavender is perhaps the most well known of all natural remedies for anxiety and anxiety related issues such as panic attacks. Lavender has traditionally been known to...

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4 Tips To Improve A Failing Marriage

Everyone goes through a rough patch in their marriage. There are plenty of reasons why married couples may experience what is often termed as a “failure” in their marriage. The reasons range from additional members to the family to the dreaded phenomenon of the midlife crisis to a simple matter of that spark that existed between two people simply going up in a simple poof of smoke. Whatever the reason may be, this brief article will attempt to give you some clarity about how you can go about improving the conditions of a failing marriage. Determine Specific Issues That Are Making You Unhappy Often times, people do not even know the issues in their marriage that is upsetting them. If you are upset with your significant other, then you should perhaps take inventory of the things that are bothering you. Is it something specific to do with the person, is it some chemistry problem between the two of you? Is it related to your finances or children or other members of your extended family? These are all questions that you should ask yourself. Determining the specific issues that are making you unhappy can produce a fruitful dialogue between you and your spouse and can cut back on the frustration of not being able to communicate your desires. Once you pinpoint what you feel like problems to be, you can get to work on rectifying the issues and start to build a stronger marriage. Determine How You, Not Your Partner, Need To Change It’s easy to play the blame game. Most people do it when it comes to relationships. In marriages, playing the blame game can lead to frustration and resentment, however. Remember: you’re working as a team. It is easy enough to see the problems in the other person that are causing you to become frustrated with your wife or husband. However, think about the glove being on the other hand for a moment, if you will. Remember that frustration arises in both parties, and you should realize that your actions are just as culpable for leading to a potential failure of a marriage, as well. Take inventory of your behavior, and ask your partner if there are any specific behaviors they have noticed in you that would benefit from positive change. Clearly Communicate Needs When it comes to ameliorating the effects of a deteriorating marriage, clamming up and not speaking to your spouse is not going to help with matters. One of the biggest problems affecting marriages today is an inability to clearly communicate your specific needs. If you are mad at your partner for not supplying you with some form of affection or phenomenon that you need,...

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What do you do when you are having a hard time enjoying the time you have to spend with your spouse? Being married for 15 years and changing so much during the course of those 15 years made my relationship with my husband a little difficult to enjoy. When we met, we were young, both enjoyed going out partying and sharing a lot of the same interests. As the years went by, I lost my desire to party and don't really enjoy the risk taking behavior that we used to. I have four kids to worry about and they take up most of my time, so I turned to a counselor for help and this is what I've been learning.