Emotional wellness is something I try to keep top of mind and am always looking for new ideas to try. With all of the uncertainty lately and April being stress awareness month, I wanted to share helpful ways to reduce stress naturally. Stress and anxiety can suppress the effectiveness of your immune system, and we all need it to be in the best of shape right now.
1. Use a Pillow Mist, $13
Getting a good night's sleep helps to calm anxiety. Josh and I love this pillow mist! We use it almost nightly and find we have a better sleep when we do. Lavender and Cedarwood oils help to reduce stress and anxiety, so that's the scent we like to use.
2. Start a Journal, $22
Journaling is a great way to organize your thoughts, clear your mind, and problem-solve.
3. Start Meditating, $47
Meditation gets you to focus your thoughts and enter a peaceful and stable state. Being able to focus on your breathing also reduces your stress level.
4. Use a Massage Ball , $8
I bought this massage ball for Josh's feet, and he uses it daily when he's in his home office. Massage balls relax the muscles and help to relieve tension and stress.
5. Essential Oil Diffuser, $30
Aromatherapy is a way to relax and ease your anxiety with little effort.
6. Read a Book | Big Little Lies, $8
Books are a great distraction from stress by helping you to escape and get a break from the challenges that make you anxious. A great way to start reading more is to take your favorite movies or TV series and read the books. Some ideas are The Notebook, Forest Gump, Jurassic Park, Big Little Lies.
7. Reduce Your Caffeine Intake, $7
This is a tough one for the coffee and sweet tea lovers out there, myself included. Switching to herbal tea is worth a consideration as reducing caffeine intake helps reduce anxiety.
8. Relax in a Hammock, $75
The motion of the hammock calms your senses and allows you to relax at a quicker rate. As you find yourself with more time to be at home, try taking a nap in a hammock on a sunny day.
9. Go for a Run, $120
Running is one of my favorite things to do for exercise. It not only helps in producing endorphins, but it's a way for me to clear my head.
10. Start Coloring, $7
Coloring can have a meditating effect, is a great stress reliever, and perfect for those of us that can't draw or paint. If you don't want an actual book, download an app. Having the app is also a great way to fit in stress relief during on-the-go downtime, which will come in handy once we're all back out and about.
What is your best natural remedy to reduce your stress levels? Be sure to share them below in the comments!
Until next time,
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