How to calm nerves naturally
We have all become nervous more than once, and even sure that in some other occasion the situation has been able to get out of hand. Stress, anxiety, common day-to-day problems, arguments or family problems or at work ... there are many circumstances that can influence more or less decisively in that we feel nervous. Of course, we must differentiate between what it means a sporadic tense situation, which makes us nervous at a certain time, a nervous situation that occurs permanently.
Among those causes that can influence us feeling nervous at some point, we can find: an exam, singing or talking in public, a meeting or social event, or when we have to work under pressure and quickly. Even more complicated situations, such as a discussion, a specific problem at work or at home ...
In all these circumstances, the key is to know how to calm nerves, and how to control them completely naturally. And we must not forget the negative effects that can cause nerves and the nervous tension in our health, especially when they stay in time and more than punctual tend to be permanent.
Tips to control nerves and calm down naturally
1. Do breathing exercises
The breathing exercises They consist of simple and easy to follow techniques, which are based on performing certain breaths during a certain time, which helps to calm our nerves and also our nervous and angry mind.
A basic breathing exercise consists of starting by inspiring mentally counting up to 8 (ie: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8), and then holding the breath counting to 4. Finally, exhale the contained air counting mentally again up to 8. The key is to repeat the process as many times as necessary, until you notice that your nerves have calmed down.
2. Opt for relaxing infusions
In a completely natural way you can choose at home to elaborate some relaxing infusions, prepared with plants and herbs with relaxing action, ideal to calm the nerves and control the tension that can cause certain situations or moments. The most interesting for these cases are the following:
- Infusion of lime: the lime is, without a doubt, one of the most popular and popular sedative and relaxing plants. To make your infusion you only need a teaspoon of lime and a cup of water. Boil in a saucepan the equivalent of a cup of water, so when it starts to boil add the lime. Leave boiling 3 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Straighten and drink.
- Melissa infusion: boil the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan. When the water reaches the boiling point add a spoonful of lemon balm. Let boil for 3 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Finally sneak and drink.
- Infusion of passionflower: passionflower is a plant with relaxing action, which also helps in a very positive way in case of insomnia and problems falling asleep. To make your infusion you must boil a cup of water in a saucepan, so when the water starts to boil add the teaspoon of passionflower, leaving it to boil for 3 minutes. Then turn off the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Straighten and drink.
3. Count to 100 and visualize that everything will go well
If it makes you nervous about a certain situation that you have to face, such as an exam or a talk in public, or rather it is a nervous tension caused by some discussion, it can be very useful count to 100 slowly and close your eyes, trying to calm the mind and also the nerves.
On the other hand, visualize everything will go well and that everything will go as expected It will help you control your nerves and not let them outgrow you.
4. Exercise regularly
Did you know that those who practice physical exercise regularly control their stress more and become less nervous?. It is scientifically proven that playing sports regularly increases -and improves- both your mood and your mood, in a way that helps you to better respond to problems and worries.
Remember that the ideal is practice at least 30 minutes of physical exercise each day. You can choose to run, bike or simply walk at a light pace.
Images | Rennett Stowe / Alex Campos / Selina This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Psychologist. We advise you to consult your trusted Psychologist.