There is no escape from stress. You must learn how to handle it.
Relaxation is often difficult. But necessary to alleviate the stress. B-Complex Vitamins are very important for proper functioning of the nervous system and to reduce anxiety.
Deep breathing can help you relax and shake off stress. Many people find Meditation helps them relax and handle stress.
Avoid caffeine, sugar, white flour products. Do not eat junk foods! Take a quality daily Multi-Vitamin/Mineral Supplement. A good diet will give you the strength to keep your nervous system and immune system in shape, and help to cope with outside influences.
There are several herbs that seem to be particularly effective for treating depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia . They include St. John's Wort, Skullcap , Valerian Root, Lemon Balm, Damiana Leaf, Wild Lettuce Leaf etc.
Skullcap reduces stress, anxiety and nervous tension, promotes inner calm, and counteracts insomnia.
Valerian is widely used to treat nervousness, restlessness, and sleeping disorders.
Lemon balm is useful for treating nervous disturbances of sleep and chronic gastrointestinal disorders.
Damiana Leaf is very soothing and people say that it induced a feeling of serenity and peacefulness.
Wild lettuce is used to slow down the nervous system, and is very effective in cases of insomnia, nervousness, hysteria, muscle spasms, colic pains, painful menstruation, bothersome coughs, and painful digestion. However, its primary use is for pain.
Melissengeist (also called Spirit of Melissa or Carmelite Water) is an allround herbal remedy which is very effective against nervousness, states of tension and excitement, anxiety and difficulties in falling asleep.
A very great herbal remedy is "Anti Stress Calming Tincture" It is very effective in bringing soothing relief to the nerves and can also bring relief from excessive irritability and depression.
Aromatherapy is another way to help with the symptoms. Inhaling the appropriate fragrance can reduce stress, lift a depression, hasten a good night's sleep, soothe your soul, or give you more energy. Essential oils, offer a multitude of healing benefits in addition to their individual scents. Aromatherapy is very versatile and can be used in many different ways to treat a wide range of physical and emotional problems.