Reduce Anxiety in 30 Minutes
Reduce Anxiety in 30 Minutes
Is it genuinely possible to reduce anxiety in 30 minutes? It may sound like an impossible task to accomplish, but it is indeed possible to achieve. There are so many different methods and options that you can utilize to reduce your anxiety in 30 minutes. These various techniques include performing a 30 minutes exercise, listening to music, and practicing yoga.
Music that helps reduce anxiety in 30 minutes.
Listening to music is generally a relaxing activity for most people, but even more exciting and beneficial is the effect it has on reducing anxiety. According to Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of mindlab, who performed research on the top song that produced a tremendous relaxation effect compared to any music ever tested. Surprisingly, one of the song –weightless contributed about 65 percent reduction in the general anxiety of the participants and about 35 percent reduction in physiological resting rates.
The results are astounding. This leads to the question of why is the song weightless so effective? According to the founder of British Academy of Sound Therapy Lyz Copper, weightless “contains a sustaining rhythm that starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually slows to around 50.” The listener’s heartbeat will naturally slow down to match the beats of the track per minute. Lyz Cooper went on to explain “it takes about five minutes for this process, known as entertainment to take place. And there is no repeating melody, which allows your brain to completely switch off because you are no longer trying to predict what is coming”. Forbes goes more in-depth about weightless and why it is so effective in reducing anxiety.
Weightless is found be very relaxing that many women reported feeling drowsy while listening to it. Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson has advised against listening to weightless while driving. I have added listening to weightless as part of my morning routine .
Besides listening to weightless, several different forms of music can help reduce anxiety and stress.
Below are list songs that can help reduce anxiety.
30 minutes Workout
Exercise is something we should all be doing for at least 2 hours per week to maintain a healthy lifestyle, along with proper diet and nutrition. I am very excited to share another reason why you should try to implement or continue making exercise a part of your daily routine.
Several studies have shown that exercising is effective when it comes to reducing stress and anxiety. They performed these studies by looking at the effects of stress on the brain. When we are under stress, the brain releases a hormone known as cortisol. Cortisol helps during stress by keeping blood sugar and blood pressure up to help escape from danger. Like many other things in life, sometimes having too little or too much of something can be harmful to the body. For example, too much release of cortisol as a result of long-term stress can be bad for the brain cells by causing them to be excited to death. By exercising or engaging in any physical activity, we produce our natural painkillers (endorphins) and also improve our sleeping habits, which then helps reduce stress and anxiety. This helps support how exercise can be a cheaper, convenient and effective form of therapy to apply on yourself at any time. I can testify to this because I use it frequently to reduce my anxiety and stress.
Below are list of exercise that can help reduce anxiety.
Running – Running releases endorphins (bodily chemicals that makes you feel good). It also explains why many people go for a run when they are feeling depressed or sad.
Hiking – Hiking gives you the opportunity to experience the natural environment around you. Hiking is very relaxing, and it can distract you from feeling stressed or anxious. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can start hiking again.
Tai Chi – A study from US National Library of Medicine reported that people who practiced tai chi demonstrated improvement in areas of depression, anxiety, and overall stress management.
Please feel free to comment and let me know if you have any song that helps you unwind. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog post.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
― Amit Ray,