How To Lower Anxiety Without Medication
This is a sponsored post and I have received compensation, however all opinions about the product or how to lower anxiety without medication are 100% mine. This post contains affiliate links and or images. My daughter’s and I have suffered from anxiety for many years. I didn’t want my girls to take pills to manage it. Instead, I found six ways to lower anxiety without medication.
Life can get a little crazy sometimes, especially during the holiday season. It is no wonder people get stressed out, anxious and/or depressed.
What are you supposed to do when stress and anxiety seem to take you by the hair and drag you wherever it pleases?
I have tried over the years to find an alternative to pills to manage my anxiety. That is when I found a few ways to lower anxiety without medication.
Lower Your Anxiety Medication-Free
- Meditation: When I feel overwhelmed by tasks and errands, I take 10 minutes in my day to pull out my yoga mat and give myself a calming meditation session. Do your research on breathing methods and how to tune out the world around you. A few minutes of meditation can make a huge difference in your anxiety levels!
- A Good Cup Of Tea: I often turn to chamomile or green tea when I need to sit back and decompress. Chamomile is great for calming upset stomachs (which often happens to me when I’m stressed out) and is a great beverage to have before going to bed. Green tea is also known for its calming effects on the nervous system.
- Exercise: When I’m feeling particularly frustrated, I turn to my exercise routine to let out some good energy. Exercising releases endorphins that act as natural painkillers for the body. It also helps with better sleeping patterns, which in turn, helps with reducing stress.
- Lavender Incense: Lavender is an incredible stress reliever for me. Aside from its many other benefits, lavender essential oil is the one of the most popular “go-to’s” for helping me cope with anxiety. I often like using lavender incense in my bedroom when I’m feeling down.
- A Warm Bath: Another method I use to “get away” is drawing up a relaxing, scented bath. I often turn to oils or bath bombs to elevate my bathing experience. It feels great to be in a tub full of scented water with the door shut, allowing myself to lie back and clear my thoughts.
- Stress Balls: Whenever I’m working, I often get lost in mind’s inner ramblings. Stress balls not only reduce my anxiety, but they allow me to focus when I’m at my desk. Some are more effective than others, but I’ve been through various kinds: different shapes, sizes, firmness, etc.
Well, guess what, folks? There’s a new type of stress ball in town. When I first found out about Pinch Me Therapy Dough, I just knew that I had to try it out. Nancy Rothner, a hypnotherapist who specializes in stress reduction, is the creator of these wonderful stress-relievers.
Pinch Me Therapy Dough is a squishable, natural compound that helps in relieving stress naturally. What a great idea on how to lower anxiety without medication ! It is available in different colors and scents, the putties are conveniently stored in nifty tins.
Remember how I mentioned my use of lavender as being one of my methods in coping with anxiety? I’m lucky enough that the Pinch Me company offers their product in a Spa scent.
It’s ultra-feminine and offers just the perfect hint of lavender. Their Citrus scent is also one of my favorites! Each tin retails for only $24.99 USD.
These pots of putty stress relievers are exactly what I need to keep in my office and around the house. Wen you order your favorite scent of Pinch Me Therapy Dough, be sure to grab a copy of the Stress Relief in a Pinch book, which retails for $12.99.
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LissaL saysNovember 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm
I sit out on the back porch. Quiet time.
Shannon saysNovember 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm
I have Panic Disorder. I use meditation, deep breathing, and medicine when I have to.
Julie Lundstrom saysNovember 21, 2016 at 6:19 pm
I do suffer from Anxiety so I would love to try these tip and ideas how to help.
Nicole Elliott saysNovember 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm
A dear friend of mine is going through a really rough time right now and this would be the perfect sweet gift for her!
Deborah saysNovember 22, 2016 at 6:04 am
I would love some new things to help with my anxiety level.
Kasy saysNovember 22, 2016 at 6:27 am
Both my child and I suffer from anxiety and ptsd so I look for anything that will help
monique s. saysNovember 22, 2016 at 6:38 am
yes I know someone with anxiety they try to exercise to help but not working too wll
cheryl larimer saysNovember 22, 2016 at 7:43 am
They use medication and I try to help with humor. I like the idea of meditation by stopping; taking a deep breath, reassessing the situation and having a moment to calm the anxiety.
Traci U saysNovember 22, 2016 at 7:46 am
Yes, i suffer from anxiety & i try to stay away from anything and everything that might set it off (which is just about everything).
Linda Trinklein saysNovember 22, 2016 at 9:13 am
Yes I have anxiety, I take perceptions right now.
Thank you for the chance to win!
Brooke Banks saysNovember 22, 2016 at 9:22 am
I have anxiety. I’m on medication and use coloring, music, and reading to help cope. Thanks!
Cat C. saysNovember 22, 2016 at 10:29 am
When I am feeling ths way, I love to go sit outside with my mp3 player and no cell phone. Looking at my flowers and tending to them takes anxiety away.
Anais G saysNovember 22, 2016 at 11:36 am
I suffer from ridiculous anxiety! I work full time 8-5pm and go to school full time at NIGHT 7-10pm. Exam days are nightmare and my anxiety kicks in to a whole new level. I used to relax by going to the gym, but my schedule is so busy that I just don’t have the time for that anymore. Although a cup of tea does always relax me a bit. This is a great giveaway!Thanks!
Kristin Schmidt saysNovember 22, 2016 at 12:08 pm
My husband and I both suffer from anxiety. He has a combination of anxiety and PTSD from being bullied and beat up in school growing up. My anxiety is no where near as bad but on more of a smaller scale — driving, large crowds, future obligations that I sweat a month before it even happens. It’s awful! I love natural techniques for overcoming it or at least helping you through it. It is an awful disorder to have!
Jessica saysNovember 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm
I do have bad anxiety.
Sharon Kaminski saysNovember 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm
I know a friend that struggles with anxiety. She tries to keep herself busy.
Paol Trenny saysNovember 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm
My brother and best friend suffer from anxiety. When they go into this state of mind, we (my family and I) give them the support that they need – by listening, being non-judgmental, and helping them with whatever they feel is causing their anxiety.
Kathryn Harper saysNovember 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm
Awesome! So important for us to realise our power when it comes to tackling anxiety.
Journaling is another great one – I hope it’s okay to share the journal I have created for this purpose, http://kck.st/2fLid2o
Please take a look if it interests you 🙂
Julie saysNovember 22, 2016 at 6:55 pm
Not clinically, but I have do have stress like everyone else.
heather kaufman saysNovember 22, 2016 at 7:04 pm
My friend does & she calms down with meditation.
bianca roman saysNovember 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm
my boyfriend suffers from anxiety. he takes medication for it, but he also likes to take his boat out and go fishing to clear his head.
sandra saysNovember 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm
my son suffers from anxiety. he is on medication
Kate T saysNovember 23, 2016 at 1:46 pm
Great ideas! I have anxiety and my favorite way to help is meditation.
Tonya Hampton saysNovember 23, 2016 at 9:12 pm
The best thing to do for anxiety is to get out into nature-it’s so much bigger than you and your issues!
latoya saysNovember 23, 2016 at 9:17 pm
I have friends who suffer from anxiety…some of my friends use therapy and others use medication to help.
Esther S saysNovember 23, 2016 at 9:32 pm
I suffer from anxiety.. I’ve used a multitude of things to try to control it: prescription meds, OTC herbal supplements, Calm mints, yoga, and I just ordered the JustChill carbonated drink, so I’ll have to see if that works!
Melanie Wooden saysNovember 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm
I have very bad anxiety and clinical depression. I do my best to manage it with mindfulness techniques, therapy and medication.
Lana Simanovicki saysNovember 24, 2016 at 12:01 am
I have anxiety and I don’t manage it
Tina W saysNovember 25, 2016 at 3:57 am
I deal with anxiety by gardening: I get some exercise, mental clarity and some delicious veggies!
Grace H saysNovember 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm
I do, working out and baking helps me.
Nicole Lancaster saysNovember 25, 2016 at 3:38 pm
I suffer from Anxiety. I manage by taking anti- anxiety medication and taking long walks.
molli taylor saysNovember 26, 2016 at 6:12 pm
i have high anxiety and to be honest, im not managing it well. working with an nd now for a better plan!
laura saysNovember 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm
I do, Anti-depressants help lol
Sue V saysNovember 28, 2016 at 8:37 am
i do… i get plenty of quiet time
Susan Biddle saysNovember 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm
I have anxiety disorder and here are a few ways I manage it; 1. soundproof headphones, 2. lavandar chamomile tea, 3. hiking, 4. petting my cat and dog, 5. epsom salts baths, 6. stay away from sugar, caffeine and artificial additives, 7. play with my kids, 8. aromatherapy, 9. get a massage.
Katie Bellamy saysNovember 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm
I do!! This is great!
Dotty J Boucher saysNovember 30, 2016 at 5:26 pm
I have anxiety really bad, bad enough that it affects my ezcema . I often go for walk and meditate.
ken ohl saysNovember 30, 2016 at 6:34 pm
my wife does at time I try to be the calm mild one and that seems to help her when she really gets stressed and really upset
Darcy Koch saysDecember 2, 2016 at 12:29 am
I take Buspar which is an anti-anxiety medication as well as Wellbutrin for anxirty/depression. I do, however, feel using herbal remedies, essential oils, and the likes are more conducive to treating these disorders. I have been experimenting with different ways lately.
Gin saysJune 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm
Does the Buspar work? My friends daughter (14) was recently put on that for “depression. I put it in ” ” because we are not convinced she is depressed. Thank you for any advice.
Billie R saysDecember 2, 2016 at 7:57 pm
My husband, son, and I all suffer from anxiety. I myself generally turn to distraction to help me such as a television show, talking to somebody on the phone or even by message.
Laura saysDecember 4, 2016 at 4:46 am
I could probably say that I have anxiety. I manage it by deep breathing and trying to calm down.
Alysa Harris saysDecember 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm
I have been diagnosed with post partum anxiety and my sister has an anxiety disorder. Both of us calm down by talking extensively with people.
sara saysAugust 23, 2018 at 10:51 am
hi what else do u do or take to calm postpartum depression
Lauryn R saysDecember 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm
I have suffered from anxiety in my past and even still sometimes. Usually just getting away from others and relaxing in my own way helped me out. I am not one to take any kind of medication for things like this, so I have always just dealt with it in my own way. I do fidget and enjoy having something keeping my hand busy though, this dough sounds amazing! 🙂
Deb E saysDecember 9, 2016 at 8:48 am
We have a kickbag in the garage. Nothing like working out a few anxieties and getting some exercise at the same time. And yoga helps so much at night as a calming influence.
betty league saysDecember 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm
Yes! someone I know suffer from anxiety and they manage it by eating healthy and exercise. thanks
Dorrie Turner saysDecember 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm
There are healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with anxiety… staying hydrated, meditation & deep breathing, taking a power nap, and making sure you get time for yourself in once in awhile are all good tips.
Angie W saysDecember 11, 2016 at 10:30 am
Meditation, essential oils, and other ways to try to relax 🙂
Lynne Meyer saysDecember 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm
I struggle with anxiety at times, especially around the holidays. This would be a great help.
Kelley Roach saysDecember 11, 2016 at 10:11 pm
yes I know someone with anxiety they try to exercise to help but not working too wll
Emma Fairbanks saysDecember 12, 2016 at 6:52 am
i have an obsession for squishy stuff and i have terrible anxiety and anger issues squishing stuff like this helps me
Jade M saysDecember 13, 2016 at 2:00 am
I suffer from social anxiety that often times leaves me shaking and just the thought of crowds sends me into a cold sweat, I manage by taking some time each day to sit down by myself with a book and a cup of tea, breathing exercises help when out in public.
Elizabeth Bollmeyer saysDecember 13, 2016 at 7:46 am
I do and I try to breath and talk it out. or lisen to music or play a video game just to take my mild out the stress.
Whitney Lindeman saysDecember 13, 2016 at 4:49 pm
I do have anxiety, and while I am not at all ashamed to say I do take daily meds to manage that, I’m always looking for additional ways to help. Lavender is a favorite of mine, for sure!
Jessica Whitehouse saysDecember 13, 2016 at 9:27 pm
I tend to do a lot of coloring, cleaning, and playing video games when I get depressed or have anxiety issues. My daughter listens to music, snuggles with her blankets and the pets.
Ashleigh Hack saysDecember 13, 2016 at 11:48 pm
I do, but take nothing currently.
Rose Santuci-Sofranko saysDecember 14, 2016 at 6:44 pm
I don’t suffer too much from it, but several loved ones do…at least one handles it with prayer. Thanks and God bless!
Edye saysDecember 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm
I suffer from anxiety and try and pray and trust in God.
Jenny Scheldberg saysDecember 14, 2016 at 11:54 pm
I have always been an anxious kid. I need my alone time with music or a book to get me back to myself. Also breathing techniques.
Sharon C saysDecember 15, 2016 at 11:37 am
It seems all the women and half the men I know take medications for their mental health. Also, it seem to me that these same folks still have the need to see counselors and continually complain to friends (or anyone who will listen) about their problems and/or conditions. It is incredible that the best living conditions ever experienced creates persons so unable to cope. My advice: Just relax and don’t try to control everything and maybe have some faith.
Shea Balentine saysDecember 15, 2016 at 4:13 pm
My mother does. She uses quiet time to help manage hers!
Teresa A Thompson saysDecember 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm
I suffer from anxiety and manage it with yoga and meditation.
Leah Shumack saysDecember 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm
yes my best friend will have anxiety attacks!
jenn sparks saysJanuary 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm
I use all these techniques except the stress balls. I’m so happy to lavender on the list! That Pinch me dough sounds like something both I and my husband could use. Me for anxiety and him for exercising his hand and wrist due to a compound fracture he suffered a year and a half ago.
Renee Rousseau saysMarch 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm
All such great suggestions for lowering anxiety. I am also thinking about trying yoga, even with the anxiety of the unknown, I have heard good things about it’s positive effect.
Joy saysSeptember 27, 2017 at 1:56 am
I suffer from Severe anxiety disorder, PTSD, agoraphobia, OCD and insomnia! All of the above suggestions are very helpful and I have been trying to do them all on daily basis. Family support is #1 help required. Commitment to therapy as well as going out to the nature to exercise helps a lot. Prayer helps too. But I am still struggling if I don’t take my medication. Depending on the severity of each case, I guess a combination of both might be required.
Peggy Nunn saysAugust 10, 2018 at 7:35 am
I have not heard of Pinch Me. I will have to check it out. Sometimes I just need a break from the day. Thank you for the review and information.
Sherry Keef saysAugust 11, 2018 at 6:06 pm
When I am feeling stressed out I go outside and look at the river from my deck and try to relax.
Also use classical music to soothe my tensions.
TammyLyne saysAugust 13, 2018 at 10:14 pm
As I mentioned on a previous post my daughter is on the spectrum and has such anxiety. This may be something I have to look into. Can you tell me how the texture is..I know you said it was squishy and soft but she has texture issues, is this gritty or sandy?
Lynne B saysAugust 29, 2018 at 1:53 pm
I like that you offer non-prescription alternatives. I like the putty dough.