Stress is a common problem in modern society and sometimes escaping stress seems like an impossible “mission.” However, you don’t have to deal with it on your own.
In this article, you will find five natural stress relief options that will help you have a stress-free life!
1.) Drink Herbal Teas
For centuries, herbal teas have been considered as a natural remedy for stress. If you want to be sure that you are getting the most out of your tea, make sure to pick organic, fare-trade, and naturally grown options.
The best teas for relieving stress include:
- Lemon Verbena
- Valerian Root
Although it does have caffeine, even green tea is a great drink for stress relief because it contains natural L-Theanine- a stress relieving amino acid.
You can also add some natural honey into a cup of your freshly brewed tea to enhance the teas’ calming effect.
All these teas are naturally caffeine-free and have calming properties. If you are considering an easy stress relief option – this one is definitely for you!
Meditation is one of the oldest stress-relieving technics developed by human beings. There a lot of studies which have proven the effect of meditation on relieving stress. Meditation will help you to become more concentrated and calmer, and it will enhance your focus and mood overall.
You can sign up for a meditation class near your area, subscribe for online courses, or do it on your own; the choice is yours.
The best part about meditation is that you don’t have to worry about finances and time, because it isn’t something you have to do with a professional. Although you don’t have to use professional help, the results might vary.
So, if you have the opportunity, it’s better to choose a course from a professional.
Yoga will help you to stay stress-free and will enhance your bodies performance and appearance. Yoga is one of the most beneficial stress-relieving techniques since it’s improving your physical health, mental health, and it will help you to restore vital energy.
Similar to meditation, you have multiple options of how much time and money you can spend on it.
You can do it for free just watching countless YouTube videos, read how to do it online, subscribe for online courses or go to a yoga class nearby; the choice is yours.
4.) Take a Nap
Taking naps can seriously improve your overall health, as well as help you to relieve stress. Naps are always for free and finding an hour a day to take a nap instead of watching TV or staring at your phone isn’t a difficult “mission.”
The choice is always yours!
If you don’t feel like you want to sleep, try drinking some herbal tea, and taking a tablet of lavender and/or valerian root extract.
If you consistently struggle to fall asleep, try taking a tablet of melatonin. Melatonin is a natural hormone produced within our body and taking a melatonin supplement is an effective way to help you sleep longer and deeper. Essential oils (the best essential oil for sleep is lavender) or a relaxing shower will also help you to reach your sleep much faster.
Take your “nap game” serious and let your body self-medicate itself!
5.) Essential Oils
The simplest and often most-underestimated option which definitely works is using aromatherapy from essential oils! Don’t walk by all those beautiful shelves full of oils in a shop, just give it a try!
The best options for stress-relief include:
- Ylang Ylang
- Sweet Marjoram
Don’t be afraid to experiment and mix them together to find your favorite oil or oil blend!
But remember to not overuse your oil; add only the recommended amount so the smell doesn’t bother you.
You can air defuse oil, add a couple of drops into a spray bottle with water and spray your pillow before sleep, add a couple of drops into a carrier oil and rub it directly into your skin, add a couple of drops into your bathtub while you are relaxing and soaking there, as well as you can mix water, essential oils and lemon juice and clean your house with it!
There are other options for essential oil use as well, but these are some of the most common.
Although avoiding stress in our modern society isn’t that easy, it always possible to control stress even using natural and budget-friendly options! Don’t deal with stress and never think that it is alright to live in it.
Try your best with illuminating your stress since your mental health is relying on it. I hope at least some of the advice described above will help you to have a much healthier and less stressful life!