Simple All Natural Anxiety Techniques to Lessen Your Anxiety

Spread the love

Inside: We all deal with anxiety at some point in our lives! Learn some tips and practices that can guarantee all-natural anxiety relief. Today, I’m sharing over at Nicole’s new site called Real Living Made Simple

*Disclosure: Post may contain affiliate links. See our full disclosure here.

A few years ago, every waking moment was filled with anxiety. My body began to do strange things like becoming dizzy; my legs would feel weak, and I couldn’t make it through the day without lying down for a few hours.

I never knew when these random symptoms would hit, so I was anxious. I used to have a bag I carried around full of items that would make me feel better if a random problem would occur.

For almost a year, I didn’t drive, and when I did, I’d white-knuckle the steering wheel.

My life became run by my anxiety.

Anxiety is a Part of Life

Here’s the truth, everyone deals with anxiety in some form during life.

Moving to a new area, getting a new job, starting college, or talking in front of people are all anxiety-inducing activities.

However, for some of us, anxiety can descend and take our life away.

However, for some of us, anxiety can descend and take our life away. #anxiety #hopeforanxiety #anxietyrelief Click To Tweet

Anxiety becomes thick and feels like it’s swallowing us whole.

If we’re honest, anxiety before public speaking is warranted. But anxiety that has no cause is hard to swallow (and get rid of).

Anxiety is Not Your Label

Once anxiety descends, many times it’s hard to break free and return to the life we knew or even get to the life we always wanted.

First and foremost let me tell you, you are not anxious.

If you have labeled yourself as anxious, remove that label.

You might have had anxiety, but you are not anxious.

Friend, for the longest time I thought I’d always have my sidekick called anxiety. I actually stopped dreaming and living life because I felt like as long as it was near I couldn’t enjoy anything.

I labeled myself, and soon I started to believe that label. Friend, hear me out, you might be struggling right now, but God has a way: He will use your anxiety to grow you.

God Has Covered All Those Anxious Moments in Life

Anxiety and fear like to go hand in hand. This duo likes you to believe that “the what ifs” in your life will happen so you need to cover all bases.

God’s word tells us otherwise.

We don’t have to cover any bases because God has covered it all.

God has given us victory to overcome this nasty twosome.

(Philippians 4:6-7, MSG).

6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

One Antidote to Anxiety

Right there in this verse, God gives us one of the best antidotes to worry: its prayer and incorporating it into our life.

Not just once a day or before we eat, but anytime that noxious worry or anxiety likes to rear its ugly head.

After dealing with anxiety for a few years on prescription meds, I decided that I was still having anxious moments in spite of a daily dose of medication.

After some praying and learning more about anxiety, I began looking for more natural anxiety relief.

Let me stop right there and tell you that I have no negative opinions about needing medication in life.

God has blessed us with the science and the ability to treat many conditions we suffer from.

To learn more about me and my story and what I have found for all-natural anxiety relief!

You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent TimesYou’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent TimesYou'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent TimesAnxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic WorldAnxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic WorldAnxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic WorldYou'll Get Through This Study Guide: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent TimesYou’ll Get Through This Study Guide: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent TimesYou'll Get Through This Study Guide: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent TimesThe Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?The Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?The Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?Fierce Faith: A Woman's Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming AnxietyFierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming AnxietyFierce Faith: A Woman's Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming AnxietyFinding Peace: God's Promise of a Life Free from Regret, Anxiety, and FearFinding Peace: God’s Promise of a Life Free from Regret, Anxiety, and FearFinding Peace: God's Promise of a Life Free from Regret, Anxiety, and Fear

 

Similar Posts

22 Comments

  1. “God has covered all those anxious moments in your life……. that was really profound for me to read! I have struggled with anxiety as well, and I have never really thought about Gods grace has ALREADY given me what I need to NOT be anxious! Good stuff here!

  2. Was there once many years ago when I first got out of the military, not fun. But thankful for my amazing wife and the Lord!! Great message

  3. Thank you for this post. I love the list of tips for dealing with anxiety naturally. As you mention, so many of us deal with anxiety at some point so it is helpful to find ways to manage it.

  4. These are excellent. My daughter (age 11) struggles with anxiety and must take daily medication. I look forward to having her switch to some of these all-natural therapies one day when she can.

  5. I love this translation of the Philippians passage: “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Your post at the link site is excellent! I commented over there, too. Thank you for sharing, Julie!

  6. Thank you for addressing this tough topic. My favorite point you made is that we are not our anxiety. This is so important for our wellbeing and for staying focused on our identity in Christ.

  7. I once heard a sermon by a Pastor who struggled with anxiety. He wanted to remove the negative stigma some held in the church about using medications for anxiety, etc. He said just like Jesus, who used prayer as he spat on the ground to create mud to put on the blind man’s eyes (John 9:6), that we too, can use “things of the earth” (i.e. medicines) combined with prayer for healing. That message has stuck in my head since then – making a lot of sense of why Jesus may have made mud to put on that blind man’s eyes. Maybe he knew we’d need to recognize that “things of the earth” are also given to us through Him who made all things. There should never be a stigma against using many things to relieve our anxiety, as long as they are good things for us. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I’ve been there, too, and my daughter struggles with this very much. Prayer is a HUGE help. Thank you for an excellent post and tips.

  9. Julie, a few weeks ago my husband had a arterial pressure attack, doctors said it could have been an aneurism given his symtoms. He is 29, he always have been healthy and my strong companion during my worst anxiety and depression years. We have 2 littles and since that episode my anxiety is back so strong. And now it is possible I’m pregnant again. I don’t want to take the test for the fear of it coming positive. Today I had an anxiety attack so bad, I can get myself to calm down. I am so desperate. I am so worried. I can’t stand this desperate feeling anymore, dizziness vertigo, can’t breath well, my body trembles nonstop. And I can’t tell anyone. I don’t know what to do. Please tell me how can I change the way I think. Or how can I pray when I feel so alone. It is so difficult to pray right now.

    1. Amari- I am so sorry you’re dealing with all of this! Please know that God is with you, you are not alone! Get into the Word, listen to praise music! Tell fear to go away!
      Praying for you and your family!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *