Stress and anxiety are common experiences for most people. Untreated stress can result in serious health conditions including anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system. Managing your stress is crucial in living your best and healthiest life! Here are five tips to help you reduce stress today and get great sleep tonight.
Exercise lowers your body's stress hormones such as cortisol. It also helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers. Exercise can also improve your sleep quality, which can be negatively affected by stress and anxiety. Not only will working out help you feel and sleep your best, but it will also help you look your best!
It may seem difficult to get away from a big work project, a crying baby or a growing credit card bill. It’s important to not avoid your stress (those bills have to be paid sometime), but even just 20-minutes to take care of yourself is helpful.
Our brains are interconnected with our emotions and facial expressions. When people are stressed, they often hold a lot of the stress in their face. So laughs or smiles can help relieve some of that tension and improve your mood.
Meditation helps the mind and body to relax and focus. When practicing mindfulness, people can release emotions that may have been causing the body physical stress. Much like exercise, research has shown that even meditating briefly can reap immediate benefits.
Lavender is known as a calming and relaxing herb and has frequently been used for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and natural stress relief. Our sleep and detox mists contain lavender, helping you wind down and reduce some of that unnecessary stress!
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