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3 Things You Can Do to Calm Your Nerves

By Genevieve Cunningham

The sensation of being stressed and out of control is one of the worst feelings. Your heart rate speeds up. You might experience sweating. You feel flushed. But the worst part is when you have no idea how to stop the feeling. It seems that no matter what you do, your body and mind are still plagued with anxiety. If this sounds familiar, you may feel like all hope is lost. But the good news is that there is still hope -- even for the most anxious person. If you need help calming your nerves in a pinch, take a look at these three things to try today.

Deep Breathing

Deep breathing works to slow the heart rate and pull more oxygen into the body. For effective deep breathing, you'll need to breathe in through the nose, and slowly exhale through the mouth. Do this for a set of three to five breaths, and then see how you feel. If you're still feeling a bit out of control, do another set. Even if you feel silly, stick with it. Deep breathing can be incredibly effective and is a very simple way to deal with stress.

Soft Music

Music is so good for the soul. If you're feeling overwhelmed or particularly stressed, try listening to some soft music. Something with a slower tempo and a soft beat is usually best for relaxing the body. Make a go-to playlist that helps calm your nerves in a pinch. When you have that anxious, frustrated feeling, just put on your playlist and relax for a few minutes. This can be very effective, and it's easy and inexpensive. It's a win all the way around.

Experience Nature

There's nothing like nature to calm the nerves. For many, a nice outdoor walk is enough to completely calm the nerves and give you a new perspective. Or just go outside and enjoy the sunshine. Or take your yoga routine outdoors. Just make sure that you get outside for a little sunshine and fresh air, and you may find your stress dropping by the second.

Feeling anxious and stressed is a completely normal sensation. There are so many things that we have to deal with on a daily basis, it's no wonder we feel overwhelmed. If you need a little help calming your nerves and boosting your health, just use these tips. A plan of action is all it takes to protect your body and mind from the constant stress and worries of the world, and to calm your nerves for a happier, more productive moment.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga.

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