Tips to Reduce Stress
Beautiful Goddesses this article is for those of you who have ever, or are suffering from the effects of stress. We have all experienced stress at one time or another and some of us can be more susceptible to it then others. Stress manifests as tension, trouble sleeping, irritability, headaches, trouble concentrating and many more symptoms. One thing to understand is that stress is not curable – but it is treatable and manageable.
Check out my 5 tips to Reduce your stress levels, please note these tips are to help you deal with every day stresses:
- Simplify your life for better time management – Are there any activities that you could eliminate out of your day (like maybe dicking around on Facebook for example) to help you achieve your tasks in a more timely manner, meaning less stress?
- Don’t get caught out with ‘time wasters’ such as Facebook, lengthy phone calls or emails. Schedule a time to deal with these things and stick to it
- Take some time to be still and relax each day – meditate for 5 minutes or even just lie down, close your eyes and breathe deeply for a few minutes, have a bath with a book or go outside and soak up some of the goodness of nature
- Assess your diet and daily activity. If your diet is full of sugars, packaged foods that contain lots of preservatives & additives and unhealthy takeaways – these can add to feelings of stress. When you nourish your body with healthy nutritious food and do some exercise (which is proven to improve mood) you are more easily able to cope with everyday stresses because you are clearer in the mind and more able to focus + calmer – not high on sugar and nasty chemicals
- Enlist the aid of natural herbs, essential oils or bach flower remedies to help reduce feelings of stress. Good herbs to try are Lavender, Chamomile, Rosemary & Marjoram. Oils to try in an oil burner are Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary-sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper & Patchouli. Bach remedies try: Agrimony, Clematis & Gentian.
We can all have days where we seem less able to cope with our daily stresses then others, maybe you had a crappy sleep or are feeling a little pms-y. The key to being able to cope is knowing what your triggers are and using one of the above tips or your own healthy methods to help you deal with it.
Got any other good tips for dealing with stress? Let us know in the comments below.
Blessings to you for a calm, peaceful and happy life,