Getting regular aerobic exercise, like walking or swimming, is a natural remedy for stress as it releases the mood-enhancing brain chemical, serotonin. Meditation, breathing exercises, and yoga, can also help you learn to relax and unwind. Finally lifestyle changes that may help include:
- Reducing or avoiding caffeine, which can increase anxiety and disrupt sleep
- Reducing or avoiding drinking alcohol, which has been shown to make feelings of anxiety worse
There are also support groups such as Mind or Anxiety Alliance that can help.