Wellness Tips For A Stress Free Year
When you learn how to manage your wellness, you learn how to help your mind and body to move through the hard days with ease. Learning how to let go of stress is crucial, and we have a few tips to help you mitigate your stress and anxiety.
From long days working from home to getting better sleep, we know that many of you are struggling, and we want to help you live your best life, one day at a time.
Exercise Help Reduce Stress
Your body releases natural hormones called endorphins that actually make you feel happy when you exercise. And your body isn't all that picky about which workout you choose! Getting your body moving, stretching, and elevating your heart rate triggers this response to reduce stress and anxiety.
After your workout, take time to stretch, cool down, and if you need it, apply a pain-relieving CBD muscle cream to help in your recovery.
Take Time To Meditate
Learning how to meditate is easy. Getting good at it comes with a lot of practice. But even learning the basics can help you learn how to let go of the things that are cluttering your thoughts.
- Sit comfortably.
- Close your eyes or find something to gaze at.
- 4 deep slow breaths to get you started.
- Relax your breathing.
- Breathing and letting go, that’s pretty much the basics of meditation.
Meditation is one of my favorite self-love practices for a reduced stress life.
Combine Mindfulness Activities For Stress Reduction
There are several types of yoga practices popular today. Power yoga is an effective workout and Yoga Flow teaches you how to move from one post to the next smoothly. But for stress reduction, we suggest finding a few restorative yoga poses and stretches and use them along with deep breathing and quieting the mind.
For a more relaxing restorative yoga session, we suggest a relaxing CBD tincture 20-30 minutes before you begin.
Ease Your Digestive Stress
Did you know that some foods can actually make you feel more anxious and stressed? Foods high in sugar, caffeine, and fats can make you feel stressed out! “Processed foods especially tend to perpetuate a vicious cycle of guilt, anxiety, cravings, and overeating, making it hard to stop eating them once you start.” – Prevention.com
While we know that some coffee can be good for you, too much can trigger a “flight or fight” response.
Adding mint to your diet can help digestion and help you feel less bloated when you choose to enjoy foods like pasta and dairy. We love Joy Organic's Mint tincture in an after-dinner tea.
Get Better Sleep To Reduce Your Daytime Stress
Getting 6-8 hours of good sleep can help you not only cope with stress better, but it can actually help you fight off conditions like Alzheimer's and reduce your risk for strokes. But getting good sleep can be harder than just turning out the lights.
Simple things like turning off technology 1 hour before you plan to go to sleep can help power down your brain and teach it to get into a better sleep routine.
If you struggle with getting to sleep, Melatonin is a great option that helps your body relax and can trigger your brain to reduce stressful thoughts that keep you up at night.
This year is your year for better wellness.
Achieving better wellness is a change in lifestyle and state of mind. Taking one day at a time, being mindful about what you do, eat, and say can change everything for you.
Thank you for taking the time to look through our wellness tips, and I hope we will see you again!