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How do I Calm My Nerves

How do I Calm My Nerves

I am pretty open and honest about having anxiety, but that’s because I’ve lived with it for many years. Little did I know that most of my teen moments where I was deathly afraid to go into a store or even the bank alone were signs of my anxiety. Later in life, sometime after my firstborn arrived, I was finally diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. While I did take medication for a brief moment way back in my mid-twenties, I no longer take medication for anxiety. I’ve learned various coping mechanism to deal with my nerves. Today I wanted to share a few things I do when I feel all nerved up, hopefully, these tips will help you stay calm when your anxiety starts to take control.

How do I Calm My Nerves?

How do I Calm My Nerves?

Below are a few easy tips to help calm your nerves. Remember that I am not a physician and if you feel your nerves or anxiety is out of control that you need to seek professional help.

Sip Green Tea – many friends swear by this method to calm their nerves. Green tea contains L-Theanine which has been proven to reduce anger.

Meditate – try some relaxing songs that are geared to help calm your nerves or download a meditation app. There are many options in the app marketplace.

Eat a Mango – this fruit contains linalool which has proven to help reduce stress levels. If your nerves are acting up due to stress, enjoy this fruity tropical treat.

Hand Massage – I’ve been known to do this when my nerves are high, I’ll start squeezing my hands and massaging them. This helps keep the focus off my anxiety and I slowly calm.

Listen to Music – blasting any type of music that resonates with you personally helps calm your nerves. Lately, I’ve been listening to sublime, Tim McGraw or Bob Marley to calm my nerves.

Squeeze a Stress Ball – you can make your own stress ball or buy one online. Grab the stress ball and slowly squeeze on it in your hands, this will release those nervous feelings slowly.

Take a Walk – being one with nature always calms my nerves. That peaceful sound of the birds chirping and around my parts, there’s a brook that winds through the neighborhood. It’s relaxing.

Call a Friend – create a list of your top two friends who won’t engage in creating drama, they’ll listen and guide you back to a place of calm. This is my go-to when my nerves are at their worst.

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Brandy Ellen is a born and raised NH resident who enjoys living life to the fullest. Raising 3 kids and a pug, Brandy spends her free time writing for her two blogs – ParentInfluence and Brandy EllenWrites. Brandy is also a ghostwriter for other blogs, click here to hire Brandy to write for you.

15 comments found

  1. I needed this today! I was so disappointed last night and still have not gotten back to normal. Thank you for this tips on how to calm down. Very much appreciated.

  2. Loved the suggestions in your post for calming the nerves. Eat a Mango.. really. We are slow travelling in Himalayas right now and feeling so great. Its mango season and have been munching on them everyday. No wonder!

  3. I suffer from anxiety as well and love all your suggestions. Was going to try to pick my favorites but I find that each one is great and help me greatly – walks, meditation, tea, music… all great!

  4. Most of the time when I don’t know what to do next and very anxious would love to take a walk. Collected Spa music is also the best option next to it.

  5. Taking a walk or calling a friend are great ideas. For me, talking to someone about things is always a good one. It helps me get through the day.

  6. Yas! I love these tips! I may not always be put into a position where I had to calm my nerves (being a WAHM) but these are great tips because I can get nervous especially in front of people.

  7. I like the tips here. Meditation does help a lot. Green tip and good sleep helps too. So does exercises and a good diet.

  8. I don’t think I know anyone who suffers from anxiety, so this was really interesting reading. I bet it would be a big help to many. I find hand massage to be an incredible tool in so many things. Also, instead of green tea, I would suggest matcha (tea), which is powdered green tea. It’s a potent ingredient and has so many other benefits.

  9. Having a conversation with your bestfriend or close friend is the best remedy you can uses to calm your anxiety

  10. Stressballs can be a useful way to reduce stress although I think it has limited value. Going out and exercising helps. It helps the endorphins kick in and you feel better.

  11. I am constantly looking for new ways to calm my nerves and reading your list I can add a thing or two to the things I usually do.

  12. these are such great tips! Sometimes I had this problem and especially after I moved to the US I faced with a public anxiety and sometimes I just can’t speak English, ’cause I’m afraid to make mistakes and look stupid ;((

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