As hectic as this year has been, we all could use some quality relaxation and stress relief. Below are a few recommendations we have for you to get some chill time and maybe even some zzz’s.
Today's stress relief tactics include; Exercise, Aromatherapy, Drinking Something Soothing, Taking a Hot Bath, and Shutting Off Electronics.
Time after time, exercise has been shown to improve mental health and help fight stress, anxiety, and depression. Not only can exercise increase natural endorphins in the body, but it can also help lower its stress hormones. We recommend developing exercise as part of a healthy routine.
“What if I’m not in shape?”
If you haven’t been exercising in a while and you don’t know where to start or if you have any medical concerns, it is important for you to first consult your doctor to decide what types of exercises are best for you. Wherever your fitness level is, any amount of activity beyond your normal will likely help lower your stress level and improve your mental health. Walk before you run!
Reducing your stress might be as easy as lighting a candle or diffusing some essential oils. Aromatherapy has been shown to be effective at reducing stress in high school students, nursing students, and can lower blood pressure. There is no particular miracle scent. Instead, just choose a scent or two that you enjoy, and that takes you to your happy place. Some good scents to try out include:
- Ylang ylang
- Orange blossom
Once you find a scent that works for you, just sit back and “smell the roses.”
3. Drink Something Soothing
While drinks high in energy are great to get moving early in the morning or during a grueling workout, changing up your routine with something a little more relaxing can produce some much-needed relief for later in the day.
Try quenching your thirst with our chill drinks! Our chill drink collection is perfect for you after you’ve gotten home to help you kick back, relax, and forget about the stressors of the day. The slow absorbing proteins of these relax drinks will help you recover from your long day and the glycine will help improve your relaxation.
4. Take a Hot Bath
There simply is nothing more relaxing than dipping your sore muscles into a bathtub filled with perfectly warm water. Taking a hot bath will help alleviate any pain or stiffness in your muscles and joints. So quit worrying about the knots in your back, and instead think about that tropical island with white sands and the bluest ocean water you can imagine.
5. Shut Off Electronics
If there’s one thing that might be harder than coffee for the average person to go without, it’s likely their phone. It can be nice to come home and spend a few minutes scrolling through social media, however, too often the few minutes can turn into a few hours and a long, sleepless night.
No matter what stressors you are facing there are ways to help relieve your stress. Try out one or all of these tips and let us know how it goes!