Today, even psychologically stable people feel a complete imbalance of the nervous state. Cosmetologist has collected advice from psychologists that will help calm the body at the hormonal level:
There are many psychologists in my circle, and we are constantly in touch. I want to share with you the advice I received from them. I hope this information is helpful and supports you during this difficult time. These tips help a lot.
What to do in case of anxiety and panic:
When a stressful biochemical attack is carried out on the body, it is difficult to manage oneself. At the moment of severe stress in the body, the level of hormones that contribute to mobilization increases:
Cortisol (the stress hormone), adrenaline, norepinephrine (the hare and lion hormone), and prolactin.
Remove excess cortisol:
Drink more water, black and green tea.
Eat bananas, dark chocolate, plant fiber, sauerkraut and yogurt (probiotics).
Avoid caffeine in the afternoon.
Smell something fresh, the smell of freshness soothes and relaxes (as well as any citrus aroma, as a last resort, freshly washed laundry).
Force the body to produce the substance anandamide
This is a component that is most often found in the hemp family and has a psychotropic effect. The most effective way to trigger anandamide production is running and squatting. It should be long-distance running — from 10 km — or squats for an hour with small stops. The goal is to fatigue the leg muscles.
Activate the relaxation reaction
Breath control is important here. By controlling it, we can achieve an increase in the tone of the vagus nerve and its effect on the heart muscle, and therefore on the level of relaxation of the body. There are different cognitive breathing techniques. For example, slow inhalation for 5 seconds, pause for 5 seconds, exhalation also for 5 seconds. If it is not difficult for you, you can gradually increase the duration of each phase. But the duration of the pause should not be increased by more than 10 seconds.