More Excellent Remedies For Daily Stress
Do you feel that you just don’t have the time to properly de-stress each day? The good news is you can incorporate simple stress busting routines into all that you do!
Stretch those muscles!
Lean your right ear down to your right shoulder and stretch the left side of your neck as you do. Now, switch sides and do the other side. Now, look down and drop your chin towards your chest. Now slowly, let your head roll to the right and then to the left. Repeat slowly until you feel yourself loosen.
You can do this same exercise for your shoulders, too. Try a few shoulder circles. This is simple to do and when you take the time to do these several times a day, your range of motion will increase and you'll feel considerably more relaxed.
Enjoy a relaxing massage
Treat yourself to a professional therapist massage and be sure to ask for a calming essential oil such as lavender or chamomile. Buy yourself some of the same oils to take home, and when you’re having a stressful moment, put a few drops of oil onto your tissue or pillowcase and then just breathe into it deeply. You can also use some of the oil to be infused into the air with a diffuser. Just smelling the oil will relax you well even if you don't get to have a massage!
Wear a Smile
Always begin your day with a broad smile on your face. Purpose in your heart to be lighthearted on this day and every time you see someone pass them a big, sincere smile. You will be surprised how easily this action will affect your mood.
Share in a good joke or two and try to make someone else laugh. Feeling lighthearted is a good thing! Just ask Martha Stewart!
That Small Inner Voice -- Talk to yourself
Gently close your eyes and repeat positive affirmations. Tell yourself over and over what you want to believe to be true, such as: 'I am calm' or 'I am confident and sure…' Keep in mind that what you believe to be true will be felt by your body!
In Support of Good Posture
Take in a few, good deep breaths as you sit up very tall. Put your feet flat on the floor. At the same time angle your thighs slightly toward the floor, arch in your lower back slightly, gently push your sternum (chest bone) back and then relax your shoulders.
Take in another good deep breath and hold your position for a minute or two. Don’t allow your posture to slouch at all during this time – hold your position upright and support your good posture.
As your good posture continues to align, you will relieve all tension in the muscles. Do this exercise twice every day and you will find yourself naturally supporting your good posture each day.
Have Some Fresh Air and Go For a Brisk Walk
If you must stay indoors for most of the day, taking a break to breathe in pure air and to exercise your limbs will be an instant refresher for you. Doing this will give you back your good concentration and you will feel more limber.
Spend 20 to 30 minutes each day, if you can, taking in fresh air and walking and you will improve both physically and mentally. If you have a dog, take him along with you. They need to be refreshed just as you do.