Anxiety Relief Techniques – Effective Ways To Overcome Stress

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Overcome Stress With Relaxation Techniques

There are easy anxiety relief techniques that you can apply to make your days brighter and your troubles lighter. Sometimes when we are overcome with a stressful situation we feel like banging our head on a brick wall! It can feel like there is no answer or any sort of calmness in sight.

Once trained, the mind can work wonders in handling stressful situations. It is the training and putting them into action that becomes difficult. Once you have your own technique, you can implement it and feel like you can take control.

Most of us know that our spirit, when nourished with positivity, can push our mind and body to overcome these mental anguishes and obstacles.

As I always say, you can handle stress effectively using many different types of techniques in a natural manner and there are plenty of options that do not require a prescription.

I decided to see if I could find more little gems to help you…and I did.

This article, written by Susan M. Lark, M.D. and published by, highlights effective ways to deal with stress and life’s regular troubles. It is an actual excerpt from her book on menopause self help, but it is excellent for anyone to read.

Relaxation Techniques For Stress and Anxiety Relief

Often these charged issues evoke anxiety, fear, or upset feelings. Moreover, significant lifestyle changes death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, financial problems, major changes in personal relationships can be almost impossible to handle when a woman is already feeling anxious and tense.

Your emotional and physical reactions to stress are partly determined by the sensitivity of your sympathetic nervous system. This system produces the fight or flight reaction in response to stress and excitement, speeding up and heightening the pulse rate, respiration, muscle tension, glandular function, and circulation of the blood.

Women with recurring symptoms of anxiety and nervous tension are usually barraged by a constant stream of negative “self-talk.” Throughout the day your conscious mind may be inundated with thoughts, feelings, and fantasies that trigger feelings of upset.

Exercise 4: Grounding Cord Meditation – Sit in a comfortable position, your arms resting comfortably at your sides. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Let your breathing be slow and relaxed.

Exercise 6: Progressive Muscle Relaxation – Lie on your back in a comfortable position. Allow your arms to rest at your sides, palms down, on the surface next to you. Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply.

When you are too busy to take a moment to just lie on your back in a comfortable position, that is when you realize, you do need some very important ‘me time’.

Exercise 9: Erasing Stress – Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Breathe slowly and deeply. Visualize a situation, a person, or even a belief (such as, “I’m afraid to go to the shopping mall” or “I’m scared to mix with other people at parties”) that causes you to feel anxious and fearful.

Self-Esteem Affirmations: I am filled with energy, vitality, and self-confidence. I am pleased with how I handle my emotional needs. I know exactly how to manage my daily schedule to promote my emotional and physical well-being. Original story here.

Sometimes the best anxiety relief techniques are the easiest things to do if only you are determined enough to achieve results.

Related Information

Stress management – Anxiety Relief Techniques – Stress management refers to a wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s levels of stress.

If you need help in getting rid of anxiety problems or managing anxiety stimulants, you do have options available to you. Do you have any techniques to share? Are there steps you take in controlling impending attacks? I would love to hear your thoughts below.

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About Jennifer Johnson

I suffered with social anxiety and stress for years. I discovered what my triggers were and learned to control them. Hopefully some of the natural anxiety relief techniques I have tried, will also be your solution. Follow me on Twitter · G+ Health Solutions · Pinterest

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  1. Thank you for the tips and advice. I think that exercise can be a great tool for relieving anxiety as well as stress, and it’s just good for you so why not.

    • Jennifer Johnson says:

      Exactly Kevin. Exercise is good for everything, physically and mentally.

    • As a clinical Hypnotherpaist I have tens pf people per month visit me for anxiety related issues. There are so many factors but in most cases as you have outlined they are peole who exercise very little and have a very negitive self view.

      Great post on this and I think anxiety of one of the biggest unspoken issues in people.
      Mike recently posted..Happiness In Three Easy To Do Steps

      • Jennifer Johnson says:

        Hi Mike,

        I’m glad to hear people are coming to you for help. At least they realize they have a problem and are doing something about it in a natural manner.

  2. I personally enjoy doing yoga to relieve my anxiety. For some reason it calms my nerves and makes me happy again. I do not know the science behind it, but I recommend it to anyone to give it a try.

    • Jennifer Johnson says:

      Hi Mike,

      Yoga is a wonderful alternative therapy for many reasons…anxiety and stress is certainly one of those reasons.

  3. well this week while whitening someones teeth they had a massive anxiety attack. I have looked into this now because it can be so dangerous for people given the procedure i do. I didnt realise panic and anxiety disorders we so common.
    Thanks for the insight

    • Jennifer Johnson says:

      Hi Paula,

      I’m glad to hear you are looking at and learning about anxiety disorders. As you have found, they are very common, so being prepared to help someone is wonderful!

  4. Hello Jennifer, these are very helpful & great technique and very effective ways to overcome stress. Stress is very common among the youth and my personal experience is that “We go under depression & stress when we are in relationship” most of the time. Anyways it differs from person to person but these are really great tips for overcome stress

    • Jennifer Johnson says:

      Hi Firdosh Joy,

      That is very true. Relationships do cause some people undue stress. I’m glad you think the techniques are helpful.

  5. Exercise 4 in the first quote is pretty similar to meditation. It is, indeed, a powerful technique you can use to overcome things like anxiety, shyness, or stress.

    It only becomes better when you use it periodically and get the hang of it.

    Thanks for some great techniques!
    Andrew recently posted..The Secret to Permanently Overcoming Your Shyness

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