Stress is a natural occurrence. It’s impossible to eliminate but an overabundance can reek havoc on your physical and emotional health. Developing a natural method to relieve stress and manage it, as much as possible, is key to reaching and maintaining overall wellness.
- Intentional breathing. Inhale through your nose for 4 seconds. Expand your abdomen. Hold the air in your lungs for 4 seconds. Exhale through your nose for 4 seconds, expelling all the air. Your abdomen should return to normal. Repeat as necessary.Manage your emotions. Negative emotions may add stress which can affect the body in a physical way. Be in charge of your emotions. Release those that do not serve you in a positive way.
- Rest and quiet time. Schedule quiet time, about 15 minutes, into each day. Use that time to relax and reflect. Consider doing one of the following: meditate, write in a gratitude journal, listen to a motivational podcast, or read.
- Relaxing activities. Make a list of things you find to be calming then schedule them routinely. You’re more likely to actually do them that way.
- Use essential oils to support your mood and emotions. There are scents that can make you feel calm and relaxed. Diffuse oils, apply topically, or add them to a bath.
Heighten self awareness and be mindful as you journey through each and every day. Take a proactive and intentional approach to your health and well-being. You will feel better both mentally and physically and experience a greater sense of balance in your life.
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