Relieve Stress the Natural Way
It’s unfortunate, but because so many of us lead such busy lives, trying to juggle extensive work commitments with looking after our families, stress has risen to epidemic proportions, and more people than ever are turning to medication in a bid to get back on an even keel. That’s fine, but if you’re reluctant to see the doctor, or you simply don’t have the time to make an appointment (talk about stress), there are a number of natural stress relief techniques you can try first.
Always be Prepared
Whether you have a presentation in the morning or you just want to be able to get the kids ready and out of the door, so that you can get to work on time, there is nothing like preparation to keep the stress at bay. If you are always prepared for tomorrow, you’ll lighten your load and make that early morning stress a thing of the past.
Strap on Your Running Shoes
If you’re chronically stressed out, sinking into the sofa when you come home from work might seem like the natural choice, but it won’t help you de-stress anywhere near as effectively as strapping of your trainers and going for a run will. When you run outdoors, you’re breathing fresh air and producing endorphins, as well as surrounding yourself with nature. All of these things will remove the stress from your life if you indulge in them regularly.
I know, everyone and their dog is raving about the positive benefits of meditation, and although it probably won’t help you obtain enlightenment – not as long as you’re working and bringing up a family anyway – meditation really can help you de-stress by giving you some quiet time where you can relax, reflect and focus on the present instead of the presentation you have to give tomorrow.
Listen to Music
A study published by the British Heart Journal found that listening to slow music will reduce stress, whether you’re working at your desk, commuting on the train or relaxing after a hard day at the office. So, tune your radio to a smooth station and reap the rewards.
Turn Off Notifications
It’s impossible to relax and enjoy your time away from work if you’re constantly being bombarded with phone calls emails and texts from the office, so take a stand and switch off your notifications after 6 P.M. Your business relationships will be just fine and you can spend some time enjoying a family meal, reading a good book and enjoying a hot bath. You’ll feel much better for it.
Write It Down
Instead of ruminating over a problem, going over and over it in your head some that you’re unable to sleep at night, write it down and forget about it. You’ll find it much easier to nod off, and a lot of the time, you’ll find the solution to the problem comes to you as you sleep!
There are many natural supplements, including evening primrose oil, valerian root and magnesium which may people have found to be effective at promoting relaxation and a good night’s sleep. There can’t be any harm in trying them before you book an appointment with your GP.
Of course, if you try it the natural way and nothing works, visiting the doctor or a good therapist is probably a good idea.
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