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Monday, January 19, 2015

Ease Stress By Incorporating This Into Your Daily Life



We all want to ease stress and keep anxiety far far away. Some days of course this is easier said than done, but with these quick and easy tips and tricks you can find yourself more calm and keep anxiety at bay resulting in a healthier and stress free you!

Smell:

Grab some essential oils and take a wiff of this.....

Vanilla- Helps you fall asleep faster and soothes instantly

Lavender- Neurological studies have proven that lavender oil affects the brain increasing drowsiness resulting in relaxation and a peaceful sleep.

Cucumbers- Reduce anxiety and induce relaxation.

Lemongrass- People often feel soothed by the scent of lemongrass inducing relaxation.

Eat:

Chamomile and Green Tea- These teas contain natural herbs that reduce stress levels and can comfort us both physically and mentally.

Celery- Did you know that celery was used as an antidote back in the day to reduce anxiety and stress? Nutritionist today recognize this and recommend celery as a great food to eat in order to lower blood pressure, thus leading to an increased ability to relax.

Bananas- As we discussed in an earlier post, bananas are an incredible mood booster. They contain both potassium and magnesium, two of natures natural muscle relaxers which in turn relaxes your body and soothes your mind. They also contain tryptophan promoting serotonin in the brain, our body's happy booster.

Do:

Exercise- Exercising and doing cardio, even if you are just going for an afternoon walk, increases blood flow and with a good diet leads to a healthier body. A healthy body = a healthy mind and an increase in blood flow allowing a clear mind and more energy.

Quit Cigarettes- We all know cigarettes are bad for you and a hard habit to kick when you have been smoking for a while. The chemicals in cigarettes lead to a number of health issues and shrinks arteries reducing blood flow. By quitting smoking you will not only feel better physically, but you will also feel better mentally in a very short matter of time. 

Have Sex- "Medically speaking"...sex increases blood flow and releases chemicals in the brain that increase your mental performance. Sex also releases endorphins increasing cognitive functions, reduce pain, and gets rid of stress. 

What do you do when you are feeling stressed? What helps you relax?

Tori




10 comments:

  1. I drink lots of green tea, but exercise really has to be the top of my list. It works so well.

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    1. Me too! I drink a cup of green tea every night...perfect for right before bed time.

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  2. Lavender and cucumber always help us relax, loving these tips and exercise is always a big one!

    xx 365Hangers

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    1. right? I use a lavender linen spray and it is so relaxing to spray on the bed before turning in for the night.

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  3. interesting.. i did not know that about celery. and exercise definitely helps me with stress. great tips!

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    1. Thanks! Exercise is def a great stress buster!

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  4. Definitely needed this list today!! Thanks for the tips! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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    1. No problem! Hope they come in handy!

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  5. so glad i've never been a smoker!

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    1. Right?! The toll it takes on ones body is horrible.

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