Stress is one of the factors why people easily get sick nowadays. According to some studies, stress is associated with higher risks of getting health issues such as heart attacks. It’s primarily because when we feel stressed, our body produces a hormone called cortisol which can mess up our bodily functions such as blood pressure.
However, it seems that a majority get stress from their daily lives making them more susceptible to unwanted diseases. There are a lot ways on how to relieve stress and get your life back on track. Here are 8 natural ways on how to do it:
Take a bath. Taking a bath particularly soaking in water can give you a soothing feeling. You can add some aromatherapy oils such as lavender or rose to have a more relaxing experience.
Aromatherapy. Lavender has been known to provide a soothing smell which can regulate blood pressure and calm your senses. A lot of studies have attested to it’s relaxing effect and what’s good about it is, it’s completely natural. You can put a dried lavender near your bed to help you relax.
Dark chocolate. When you’re stressed you can feel the urge to eat comfort food but instead of high-calorie food, you can eat some dark chocolate instead. Dark chocolate is a healthy because it contains low sugar and it can stimulate endorphin production in your body which can put you in a good mood.
Stretch. Stress can also lead to tight muscles which can make you feel tired and stiff. Try to loosen up by stretching your muscles. This can not only release your stress but also give some relief on your aching muscles.
Have a cup of tea. A study showed that drinking black tea resulted to lower stress hormone levels. Green tea and chamomile tea are also nice herbal brews that you should drink to take your mind off some things.
Reflexology. Reflexology is a kind of alternative healing which involves applying pressure to various parts of the body. You can apply some pressure on your foot to ease stress ad relax yourself.
Express yourself. You can reach out to your friends and family to share what’s going on with your day. You can be able to express yourself which can give you a relaxing feeling afterwards.
Laughter is the best medicine. Happiness is known to bring positive benefits especially when it comes to fighting stress. Try to watch some funny videos or share a joke with a friend.
Want to make your own lavender-infused oil? Check the video below for tips: