In addition to the chamomile tea, and walks, and talking to a good friend or family, sometimes there are issues which need to be resolved. Try to pinpoint feelings of anger, guilt or shame you have, and then try to forgive or excuse the other person, and yourself. If you are pushing yourself too hard, ask yourself if you can relieve yourself of any excessive responsibility you are taking on for others. Remember, your mind can play tricks on you and make you feel like you are in danger when you aren't. Tell yourself it is distressing, but not dangerous. Distress is bearable, but danger is frightening. Try to see the averageness in your situation. Seeing that everyone feels the same way you do at one time or other is helpful. Try to picture yourself as a strong person, who can get through your problems, like others have. Good luck! You can do it! I have suffered anxiety for years, and these techniques have really worked for me. My family has been schocked at the changes I've made. For more help look up AbrahamLowSelfHelpSystems. It's free.
The best way to relieve anxiety is by exercising. Indulging in a vigorous work out while having a self talk can greatly help to combat anxiety. Another enjoyable way is by having a long massage and steam bathing. These ways help the body to relax naturally.
Drink Chamomile tea with honey in it. Use gentle yoga breathing techniques. Go for a quiet walk, or a bike ride. (Exercise releases endorphins). Talk to a compassionate friend. Watch a funny movie. Read a good book, but not one which causes you anxiety. Go for a relaxing swim. Hold hands with someone you love, who loves you too. Allow your feelings to come and go, like clouds in the sky.
All good ideas^!! I always just search YouTube for "guided meditation" and take it from there. They will teach you to breathe, let go, and relax. Search around and try many different ones until you find what helps...
Look into natural supplements. Kava kava is supposed to be comparable to benzodiazepines (xanax). Others are passionflower, lavender, chamomile, and valerian root. St. .John's Wort is a natural antidepressant. Europeans, (especially Germans) prescribe st. johns wort more often than actual antidepressant drugs.