As college students, it’s a given that we live stressful lives. Between balancing classes, clubs, work, friends and family— who has time to even think? So when you need to destress, Valley has got you covered. Take a look at these options for all natural anxiety relief!
Basically next-level chamomile tea, chamomile drops will have you feeling relaxed in no time. The drops have the same soothing effects as tea, but they take effect more quickly. If you put a few drops in your water before going to sleep, you’ll be asleep in no time.
Essential Oil Diffuser
A quick description of the essential oil diffuser: truly life-changing. You can put in any essential oil that you like (Valley recommends the lavender oil) with one cup of water. The diffuser makes any room smell great and is a relaxing way to start or end your day. Some models even light up and change colors, or even act as a humidifier!
You have most definitely heard of this method of reducing anxiety before, but exercise is seriously amazing when any kind of stress needs to be relieved. The endorphins you get from exercising are also a plus, as they trigger a positive feeling in the body by releasing endorphins. If you don’t like running or lifting, even taking a walk outside can get you out out of an anxious headspace.
Quieting your mind is always a good way to relax, but so tough to accomplish when you’re first starting out. So, yes, it may be a practice of commitment, but once mastered, it is an instant body and mind relaxant. Valley recommends attending a few yoga classes before trying meditation to get accustomed to it.
Always a winner when you’re sick or tired, tea is definitely known as a comfort drink. However, it can also do the trick when you’re feeling stressed for that next exam or right before going to sleep (decaf of course). Chamomile is a classic, but if you want to try something new, Valley especially likes Sleepytime Herbal Tea!
Known as a college essential, comfy lights (aka twinkle lights or holiday lights) are always a good way to calm down. When you’re watching Netflix, chatting with friends or winding down after a long day, this small change to your room decor will set the relaxing mood when feeling anxious.
Let us know how these tips work and any other tips you have that are effective. Tweet us @ValleyMag to let us know!