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Natural Remedies for Stress & Anxiety

Written by Kris Dano

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another. The basic difference between stress and anxiety is that stress is a spontaneous reaction to a situation. In contrast, anxiety can be defined as a reaction to stress. Stress can cause difficulty in sleeping, feeling of pressure, depression, and others if not tackled on time. In comparison, anxiety can cause fear or apprehension, which can be very mild or even severe at times.

Today’s lifestyles and ways of living are the major cause of stress in most people. They encounter it almost every day, and it can hamper their thought process, mindset, focus, and intellect. Dealing with stress and anxiety can be traumatic, but don’t worry, it is treatable. While some people aid themselves with medication, others cure it with natural remedies.

Here are a few Natural Remedies that Can Alleviate Stress and Anxiety effectively:

  1. Exercise 

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to reduce stress hormones arising in any situation.

It is a great way of burning anxious energy, and researchers as well brace this method. The benefits of exercise are at their peak when the physical activities during exercise are performed daily. As it is beneficial for not just your physical health; it’s also good for mental well being. Studies also manifest that exercise can help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and mitigate the effects of stress.

Seeing the positive effects of exercises in combating stress, psychologists are now studying- ‘how a 10-minute walk can relieve anxiety, stress, and, even depression.’ Some studies have concluded that exercise can work quickly in elevating the depressed mood of people prone to stress. Although the effects may be temporary, they show that a simple physical activity can relieve stress and anxiety for several minutes and even hours. 

  1. Interacting With Animals

It is experienced by a myriad of people and even shown by studies that interacting with animals can be a perfect remedy for a stressful day. The majority of pet owners are clear about the fact that their pet is a reason for their immediate joys. Sharing their lives with animals, such people are less prone to the symptoms causing stress and anxiety. Many pets, including dogs and cats, can lower stress, anxiety and counter depression. Moreover, a pet can also help in the healthy aging process of its owners by bringing joy to life, boosting vitality.

Interacting with animals is one of the best ways to treat stress. It has been found in studies too that people who have a pet experience the greatest health gain. A pet does not mean that it has to be a dog or cat. Even watching fish in the aquarium can help in reducing stress and relieve anxiety.

  1. Practicing Meditation

Meditation is a proven method to tackle stress and anxiety for thousands of years. Earlier, considered as a way to understand the deeper meaning of the sacred and mystical forces of life, meditation nowadays is beneficial in fighting many illnesses that are incurable by other means. For this reason, meditation is often used for relaxation and relieving both stress and anxiety. Many types of meditation are practiced today by people of all ages, that include mindfulness, spiritual, focused, mantra, and even yoga is a type of meditation.

Meditation, if practiced daily for as few as 10 minutes, can help in greatly reducing the level of stress and decrease anxiety to achieve a sense of peace and relaxation. Meditation is also considered a type of complementary medicine, which can build a profound state of relaxation and bring serenity to mind.

It has many health benefits like:

  • Reducing Stress
  • Controlling Anxiety
  • Promoting emotional health and mental stability
  • Bringing serenity to the mind
  • Improving sleep cycle
  • Helping in maintaining blood pressure
  1. Listening To Music

In stressful times, listening to music can make you feel elated. Music is a proven method that is known to build concentration and improve focus. It can be utilized to regulate mood, bringing calmness, serenity, and reducing impulsive behaviors.

It has been long proven that listening to soothing music not only can improve mental health. But, it can also boost physical health. Scientifically speaking, music helps keep our minds sharp and builds awareness, particularly in our senescence. Anyone can use music in day to day life to achieve stress benefits and counter anxiety.

Below are some of the benefits of listening to music:

  • It makes you happier.
  • It strengthens memory and develops concentration. 
  • It improves verbal intelligence.
  • It reduces depression and eases anxiety.
  • It helps in improving mental health.

To End,

Living in the 21st century, rising levels of stress and anxiety amongst the masses is quite common. Though many ways can be fruitful in battling stress and anxiety like gifting customizable lockets and other gifts, but natural remedies discussed in this blog are among the most beneficial. 

Artist in the Spotlight: G.I. Gizzle

By: Keidra Ponder

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While in Atlanta, we had the chance to chop it up with artist G.I. Gizzle. He recently landed in the city to promote his newly released album with Rich The Factor, “Don’t take this Personal”’.  As one of the stops on his campaign tour, we kicked off our first episode with a real vibe.

 

The artist has a record label 1000 entertainment as well as a clothing brand DirtBagz  . He prides himself in being authentic and being a man of valor. His integrity and faith in God has open many doors for him yet he still remains humble and hungry.

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The artist is doing numbers with his hit song “Barcode” Ft. Boosie Badazz and giving those numbers back to his community. You can hear the truth in his lyrics and you can see it in his actions. G. I. Gizzle has a few notable collaborations but plans to put out a solo EP to give the people more of the Grit he is known for. So talk to him, he talks back!

 

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Happy Juneteenth from Keedie’s Corner

June 19th 1865 was the day when the last slaves were freed. But did you know that Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22nd 1862, declaring “on the first day of January .. all persons held as slaves within any state, or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thence forward, and forever free.” It took nearly 2.5 years for this message to reach every slave. Many tried to keep it a secret .. because who wanted to loose their slaves?! A lot of black people didn’t even make it out of the plantations… they shot them while running .. while swimming … lynched them. Beaten them.

Just because they were free – white people still treated black people worse than animals.

When black people tried to celebrate the first anniversary of the announcement a year later, they were faced with a problem: Segregation laws were expanding rapidly and there were no public places or parks they were permitted to use. So, in the 1870s, former enslaved people pooled together $800 and purchased 10 acres of land, which they deemed “Emancipation Park.” It was the only public park and swimming pool in the Houston area that was open to African Americans until the 1950s.

Texas was the first state to declare Juneteenth a state holiday. Juneteenth is still no federal holiday – which NEEDS to change ASAP.

Let this be a day of love, reminiscing, rejoicing and regrouping. We must come together to move forward!

Juneteenth history reposted from @sarahs.murphy (IG) by Keidra Ponder