•Soak 10 raw almonds overnight in
water to soften, then peel off the
•Put almonds in blender with 1 cup
warm milk, a pinch of ginger, and a
pinch of nutmeg.
•Drink at night to help you relax
before going to bed.
•For a wonderful, anxiety-busting
massage, heat 6 ounces oil until
warm, not hot.
•Rub over entire body, including your
scalp and the bottoms of your feet.
•A small rolling pin feels marvelous!
•Use the oil as a massage before the
morning bath to calm you down for the
•Eat 2 cups celery, onions, or a
mixture of the two, raw or
cooked, with your meals for a
week or two.
• Both vegetables contain large
amounts of potassium and folic
acid, deficiencies of which can
•The aroma of an orange is known to
•All you have to do to get the benefits
is peel an orange and inhale.
•You can also drop the peel into a
small pan or potpourri burner.
•Cover with water and simmer.
•When heated, the orange peel will
release its fragrant and calming oil.
•Rosemary has a calming effect on the
•Make a tea by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of
the dried herb to 1 cup boiling water;
steep for 10 minutes, then drink.
•Inhaling rosemary can be relaxing, too.
•Burn a sprig, or use rosemary incense to
•Keep a diary to track -- and then
eliminate -- events that might trigger
anxiety. Also make note of foods, as some
of the things you eat may be responsible
for the symptoms.
exercising, such as walking, bicycling, or
swimming. It's good for you, both
physically and emotionally.
•Meditate, pray, or indulge in a mental
flight of fantasy. Do whatever it takes to
give your mind a break.
•Breathe in, breathe out. Slowly, deeply.
This is relaxing.
•Chat with a friend, a psychotherapist, a
clergyman. Talking about your anxiety
can relieve it.