Relax! 5 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress
Okay…okay! We all hear that we need to relax sometimes, but are you taking your relaxation sessions seriously? Chronic stress can induce a ton of problems within the body.
Check out these 5 natural ways to reduce stress and start relaxing!
Natural Stress Relief #1
One of my favorite natural ways to reduce stress is by using lavender in my home and on my body. Lavender is one of the oldest natural stress relievers in the world. Lavender is known to be uplifting, as well as soothing and helpful for reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
A study was conducted that measured the effects of lavender on stress in people that were being pricked with a needle. Lavender aromatherapy in this study provided a significant decrease in the stress levels of those in the study compared to the others who received only oxygen and not lavender aromatherapy. In addition, it significantly reduced the pain intensity of needle insertion.
If you suffer from a chronic illness like lupus, lavender may be even extra beneficial if it is able to reduce anxiety and pain.
There are many ways that you can incorporate lavender aromatherapy into your natural stress relief wellness plan.
One of my favorites is by placing lavender sachets pretty much everywhere in my house! The smell of lavender is so pleasantly soft and romantic, it literally is so comforting!
Another great way to use lavender is in your daily tea and lemonade! You can purchase a bag of this amazing organic dried lavender flowers that are perfect for tea, baking, and lemonade!
Natural Stress Relief #2
Many of us have heard about yoga and maybe even practiced poses over the years. But did you know that regular yoga can help you keep your mind less stressed and your body more relaxed?
If you are not practicing yoga a few times a week and you are dealing with crazy amounts of stress, you may want to consider making yoga a more routine part of your life.
My favorite way to get a daily dose of yoga is on Youtube. There are many awesome yoga instructors who can help you with building a healthy and de-stressing yoga routine.
I also recommend buying “The Yoga Bible“! If you are serious about starting to relax your mind and body with yoga, you should check this book out! They don’t call it “The Yoga Bible” for no reason!
Natural Stress Relief #3
Deep Sleep Music
Many times when we are dealing with a lot of stress, we find it difficult to sleep. Our minds will race a thousand miles per minute and not calm down enough for us to fall asleep.
Some people with high stress levels can also experience periods of insomnia, making it even more difficult to rest our minds and bodies.
Using deep sleep music to help calm your mind can help you relax enough to fall into a sweet slumber. This natural stress relief can provide refreshing sleep while only using the sweet sounds of nature.
I find nature to be extremely calming and relaxing. If you like natural ‘white noise’ you should try out this music download of “101 Healing Sleep Songs with the Sound of Nature”.
This music download provides a great length of nature sounds that can help you naturally relieve stress and help you get the sleep you have missing due to lingering stress.
Natural Stress Relief #4
Stress Management Device
Have you ever considered using a stress management device to help you monitor and work yourself through periods of stress? Using a stress management device like PIP, is a great way to naturally relieve stress. The PIP stress management device allows you to ‘visually’ see your stress levels as they are occurring. Combined with feedback and training provided in their special apps, PIP will train you not only how to recognize stress but how to manage stress, be calmer and unlock a more relaxed and mindful state of living in your day to day life.
Natural Stress Relief #5
Yes, even as an adult, coloring can bring great joy and calming effects into our hectic lives. If you have not caved into the adult coloring movement, I encourage you to give this natural stress relieving art a try! You may be pleasantly surprised at how mentally rewarding coloring can be when you are looking for ways to reduce stress naturally.
It is inevitable that our brains get overwhelmed at times by information overload, but it is essential for our health and well-being to be able to draw upon our own resources to deal with that stress. “Anti-Stress: Meditation Through Coloring” is a great and affordable way to naturally reduce stress!