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Reduce your stress!

Updated: Feb 14


Stress is a common experience in our daily lives, but it can have negative impacts on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Fortunately, there are various ways to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Here are eight techniques that can help:

  • Exercise: Physical activity can help to reduce stress by releasing endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. It can also help to improve sleep quality and reduce muscle tension. Consider taking a walk, doing yoga, or participating in a team sport to incorporate exercise into your routine.

  • Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. This can be achieved through meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply focusing on your surroundings. Mindfulness can help to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

  • Get enough sleep: Adequate sleep is crucial for managing stress. Sleep deprivation can lead to irritability, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. Your aim to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night to promote rest and relaxation.

  • Connect with loved ones: Spending time with friends and family can provide emotional support and reduce stress. Consider making plans with loved ones, joining a social group, or volunteering in your community to connect with others.

  • Practice self-care: Self-care involves prioritising your own well-being and needs. This can include taking a relaxing bath, reading a book, or engaging in a hobby. Practicing self-care can help to reduce stress and promote overall well-being.

  • Aromatherapy: a practice of inhaling or topically applying essential oils to promote well-being. For hundreds of years, aromatherapy has been used to treat various psychological and physical ailments. Now, it’s known that essential oils stimulate smell receptors in the nose and activate parts of the brain that play a role in regulating emotions and can cause other psychological effects. Using aromatherapy, we can quickly and easily change how we feel no matter the circumstance. As a result of reducing stress and anxiety, essential oils also help us to relax and feel calmer.

  • Hypnotherapy: it aims to break negative thought patterns and responses to stress and instead provide you with a more healthy reaction. This is done via the subconscious - the part of our mind that works automatically and without us realising.

How are you supporting yourself in reducing your stress levels? Let me know...

All therapies mentioned are available here www.helengarbett.co.uk

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