Top 5 Natural Techniques To Managing Stress
Managing stress and anxiety is one of the hardest things a human can do. They are the body’s natural ways of helping in emergency situations – also known as the flight or fight response, but when it goes on for long periods of time with no respite it can become very harmful for your mental and physical wellbeing.
Fortunately we all have our own ways of managing our worry levels so this week we thought we would share some tips with you!
1. Managing Stress Using Essential Oils:
Frankincense, Lavender and Bergamot are all great, natural relaxants, renowned for their abilities to relax even super stressed minds. Our ‘Relax’ blend is fantastic for vaporisers or on a tissue!
2. Lavender On Your Pillow
Try sprinkling a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil onto your pillow before bed for sweet dreams or into a warm bath. The bath must be warm, not hot though as the heat will raise your heart rate rapidly, working against any attempts to chill out!
3. Face Massage
Give yourself a gentle facial massage. Take a great, rich moisturiser with some key relaxing ingredients, like our Organic Avocado Replenishing cream and working from the centre of the face, stroke upwards and out over the skin. Pay particular attention the point between the eyebrows and your temples to release natural feel-good hormones.
4. Managing Stress Using Mindfulness Techniques
Learn some mindfulness techniques: The modern equivalent of meditation involves simply learning to listen to your body and control your thoughts. It can be done anywhere, at any time and has shown excellent results in improving concentration, sleep issues and reducing stress. For more information visit Be Mindful.
5. Exercise and Diet
Get some exercise: Go for a walk, run or cycle and you will rapidly notice how much better you feel.
And finally look after your diet. Yes it is tempting to skip meals and subsist on a diet of caffeine and chocolate when you are up against it, not to mention real nasties like cigarettes and alcohol but given that alcohol is a depressant, nicotine and caffeine are stimulants and no one feels great after a binge, you are far better off trying to take care of yourself. Green Tea is a great alternative to caffeine and small meals taken often will keep your energy levels stable throughout the day. Try a supplement if needs be to keep your immune system boosted.
If you’d like any more advice on managing stress please do email us – firstname.lastname@example.org, add your question as a comment below, or call 01638 491022 – we’re here to help!