Happy Friday Friends!!!!
STRESS?! Do you have stress in your life?! I know I do, I bet you do too. And guess what…not to deliver all the bad news on a Friday…however, you will always have stress in your life! It’s not going anywhere. “Stressors” came in all shapes and sizes, stress does not discriminate. BUT…I am here to tell you, one thing that can change, is how you DEAL with stress. You have all the control! It’s so important to find ways to RELAX! In honor of Stress Awareness Month, I thought I would share some great things that work for me!
Breathe Mindfully. I tell you what friends, deep breathing really works. Place your hands on your stomach, breathe in deeply, pushing/feeling your hands move with each breath, and exhale deeply. Do this five times. You will feel more relaxed instantly. Once I started practicing this, I noticed a big difference in how I deal with “stressful” situations. It goes a long way…go ahead, try it!
Pamper Yourself! Yes, I mean it. Take a bubble bath. Take an extra long shower. Get a manicure. Whatever floats your boat! Treat YO self! I always feel better when I do. Do something you enjoy, quality “ME” time!
Move More! Yes, you didn’t think I would forget exercise, did you?! Move more and move often. Get your heart rate up, break a serious sweat. Your body will release those endorphin’s, you know, those feel good chemicals! Just do it, you’ll thank me later!!!
Create a Sanctuary. Light a candle. clean your room. hang a picture that makes your feel happy. Turn on your essential oil diffuser. Create a room that feels positive! Do whatever it takes to create a sense of peace!
Read! Read something that you enjoy, simply for pleasure! All I know is when I divulge myself into a reallllllly good book, I don’t think of anything else! My mind is relaxed and next thing you know, two hours have passed by!
Hang with your pet! Maybe its just me, but when I hang with Henry or Louie…My heart just bursts! It makes me feel good when I snuggle with those cuties.
Aromatherapy! You know how much I LOVE my essential oils!! My life is so much better with them in it. I use so many for so many different reasons, including relaxation. Lavender and grounding blend are my go to’s for stress relief! If you would like a sample…send me email! firstname.lastname@example.org
These are just a few things I do for relaxation…What do you do to relax?! Any tips?!