Study after study of psychological research show that stress levels among Americans are increasing year after year. What’s worse than stress itself? Not knowing how to manage it or where to even start. Poor eating habits.. headaches.. irritability.. insomnia, all common symptoms of stress that result in negative health effects. Here are a few simple ways to help you relax that involve minimal effort and zero investment other than your time..
[ practice yoga ] .:. [ meditate ] .:. [ exercise often ] .:. [ wake up early ] .:. [ stop rushing ] .:. [ listen to uplifting music ] .:. [ plan ahead ] .:. [ spend quality time with family ] .:. [ enjoy nature ] .:. [ use essential oils ] .:. [ do something artistic ] .:. [ take a warm bath ] .:. [ de-clutter your environment ] .:. [ always take one day at a time ] .:. [ breathe deeply ]
I also like to incorporate a few products into my day to further promote relaxation..
Aromatherapy is beyond beneficial for emotional support. Essential oils can serve a purpose for any emotional state you’re in: they uplift your spirts, focus your mind and even calm you down. The use of high-quality oils will offer support and help you gain a clearer mind. To calm down and restore myself I like to use the following blends,
[ tazeka aromatherpy ] meditation guru & breathe easy – Meditation Guru is a sweet woody blend of sandalwood and frankincense. Sandalwood eases anxiety while frankincense centers the mind. Breathe Easy is a blend of eucalyptus with hints of lavender for improved breathing and encouraged relaxation. This can be used not only to clear congestion but to stimulate energy as well.
[ 21 drops ] 21st Century Survival Kit – This kit was created to support your wellbeing in-spite of the daily face-paced demands we can’t seem to escape in today’s day and age. De-Stress is a powerful blend of frankincense, German chamomile flower oil, lavender and ylang ylang to steady nerves and of course reduce stress. Uplift is infused with German chamomile flower oil, helichyrsum flower oil, rose and lavender to lift the spirit and relieve depression. Lastly, Sleep combines sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang and palmarosa grass oil to sedate, soothe and quiet the mind. All blends are 100% natural and are the perfect size take along anywhere you go.
[ herbalogic ] decompress MX capsules & – I am not a fan of taking any medications that turn you into a walking zombie and completely fog your mind and mask your thoughts. These are natural herb products without the harsh side effects. The company was started by two licensed acupuncturists that saw demand for natural alternatives to all of the synthetic drugs on the market. They added a modern spin to conventional herbal health formulas used in traditional Chinese medicine. Decompress MX assists with reducing anger, promotes a healthy mood response to stress and helps relieve tension headaches. The Peacekeeper Herb drops are essentially the same herbal formula as the Decompress MX capsules just in a different form (drops vs capsules) and are targeted towards women. These drops are technically targeted towards PMS symptoms (mood swings, irritability), however, can be used any time to restore balance and promote calm. For the record, I do notice a difference in my mood/mindset on days I use these. Their website offers a lot more detailed information along with SO many other options.
[ pranamat eco ] Acupressure has been around for centuries. It’s an art used to heal and balance the body and mind and also raise consciousness through the use of contact points. This mat deeply relaxes muscles, aids in healing and rejuvenating internal organs, and boosts endorphin production. Endorphins = natural pain and stress fighters.
[ aromatherapy associates ] relax light bath & shower oil – I’ve mentioned a thousand times that my favorite way to relax and unwind is to take a hot bath and let any & all stress slowly fade away. I love bath bombs, salts, rich soapy bubbles but what I reach for most when I need more of a “pick me up” is this bath oil. It’s infused with ylang ylang, petitgrain and lavender to relax and soothe your body and your mind. The oil is so rich it leaves your skin soft and moisturized and the scent lingers and benefits you even after you’re out of the bath.
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