Most of us feel stressed from time to time. Continued stress causes many detrimental biochemical changes in the body, so it is important that we learn to manage stress.
These 10 tips can help you manage stress and reduce its detrimental effects.
Take 10 deep breaths before tackling the problem.
If you are feeling very stressed or if you know you are coming up to a stressful time take appropriate herbal medicines to minimise the adverse effects and to help you cope better.
Decrease your alcohol intake and eat a well-balanced diet high in fresh vegetables and fruit with a moderate amount of protein food, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Plan a regular exercise regime and incorporate it into your week. Remember it is better to plan a small amount of exercise that is manageable rather than a larger program that cannot be maintained.
Find a hobby or activity that you enjoy and make time for it at least once a week.
Make time for yourself, indulge in “ME” time with a massage, stroll around a park or have an Epsom salts bath.
Make sure you are getting enough good quality sleep. Have wind down time in the evening before going to bed. A warm/hot evening bath with lavender bath salts or lavender essential oil can improve sleep. Or place 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil on a tissue and place it under your pillow.
Keep a diary or journal with goals and plans for the week. Being organised reduces stress.
Learn to say “No” if you are feeling too overloaded with demands and commitments.
Always schedule time off from work or home. Holidays are essential! Even if it is a mini-break, time off brings you quality of life, helps efficiency on return and prevents symptoms of stress and illness.
Article by Berris Burgoyne ©
I am passionate about helping people improve their health and well-being.
I believe that the human spirit has the potent ability to bring about healing when it is given the necessary support to do so.
This support can be achieved in a number of ways including dietary and lifestyle adjustments and natural medicines.
These address any imbalances, and by adopting healthy habits and attitudes that nourish your spiritual, emotional and physical well-being you can achieve optimal health.