Secret At-Home Stress Relievers
Due to the fastness of modern life, stress is pretty much a daily issue. So to keep our brain and soul healthy, we have to relieve ourselves of that stress whenever we can, and the best option is definitely our home. I’ve done some research, and here I’ve listed the best at-home stress relievers that can help anyone dealing with this dangerous condition. Read carefully.
Just soak your hand towel in water and then microwave it for approximately two minutes until it is steamy. Place it on the back of your neck and over your face. Your body will relax instantly, the moment this soothing heat hits your skin.
Firstly, running water is a great noise muffler, and secondly, that sound is therapeutic. Take at least 10 minutes of hot, unhurried shower or maybe even a steamy bath to melt away the stress. Massage your scalp as you shampoo, and use a scented body wash with a soothing smell that will loofah your skin. After that session, you will feel completely rejuvenated and ready to handle the rest of the day.
Skip the latte and mocha, and go for a sweet, warm tea instead. Drinking tea on a daily basis can help lower the stress hormones and induce a greater feeling of relaxation. Go with something proven to be stress-busting such as black tea or chamomile. It may take some time for you to get used to the taste, but sooner or later, you will love it.
Instead of turning the TV on for “background noise” when you are home alone, try popping a CD in. It is already known that music has therapeutic benefits and does wonder regarding stress. So the next time you are feeling stressed out, play your favorite music and feel free to dance around.
Essential oils and candles
Scents are potent. A simple thing such as smell can trigger powerful memories, places or people. They have the power to evoke memories and emotions instantly and are directly impacting our bodies through the nervous system. Logically, they can help with stress management as well. There are six most potent fragrance oils that promote sleep and relieve stress: lavender, lemon, bergamot, ylang-ylang, clary sage, and jasmine. You can diffuse them, make scented candles out of them, etc., so they are quite a good investment.
Writing it out
Never keep your anger, frustration or fears bottled up. Pull it all outside with the help of pen and paper. It is proven that writing about stressful events that occurred for just 10 minutes will dramatically lower your perception of stress. Perhaps this works because writing down those worries pulls them out of your head into the real world, and they are solved much more comfortable out there. Or, maybe the transfer of stress through your hand onto the paper is what this is all about. All in all, it helps.
Cuddling and hugging reduce stress levels and blood pressure. Not to mention that cuddling can lead to another pretty fun, three-letter thing beginning with ‘S’ and rhyming with (Tyrannosaurus) rex (wink), that is also dominant stress reliever since it decreases physical symptoms of stress because it lowers the blood pressure. So what are you waiting for, hit those sheets!
Napping reduces levels of cortisol and this aids in stress relief. So when you are feeling stressed out, go for a 45-minute rest, and you will wake up feeling much better and freshened up.
Love it or loathe it, but exercising releases a powerful anti-stress hormone called endorphin. And the more you work out, the better you will feel. Merely do a couple of sit-ups, squats, and push-ups and watch the stress go away.
And that would be it. What do you think about these stress relievers? Do you have some more suggestions? Let me know.
by Diana Smith.
Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.