We all deal with stress, it's a normal part of life. But that doesn't mean there aren't things we can do to reduce it. If you're looking for some easy ways to manage your stress and take back control, here are 5 great ways to do so.
Simple, but so powerful. Focusing on our breathing is an incredible tool that helps us to immediately take the reins during moments of panic, helping us to slow our heart rate and trigger a sense of calm. We suggest using the 4-7-8 rule: breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, exhale for 8 seconds. Repeat at least 3 times.
Grounding is the act of connecting with your surroundings by utilising all 5 senses. By tuning into the world around you, you bring yourself into the present moment and away from your racing thoughts. Use the below prompts to help you calm your farm in moments of stress.
5 things you can see
4 things you can feel
3 things you can hear
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste
Walk it out
It has been proven time and time again that moving the body is fantastic for our overall wellbeing. Just a quick stroll around the block can act as a reset that will bring you back down to earth, plus you’ll be getting in a little physical activity which is always a bonus.
Talk it out
Vocalising our stressors is a fantastic way to put things into perspective and remind us that things aren’t all that bad. When we keep our stress bottled up, it can seem so much bigger than it actually is, so confiding in someone you trust over a cuppa will make a world of difference. Not a talker? Writing your stressors down will work just as well!
Drink Adaptogenic De-Stress
Adaptogenic De-Stress is our berrylicious stress-less elixir, formulated by our team of naturopaths to help you stress less and smile smile more. Adaptogenic De-Stress provides the body with the nutrients it needs to function optimally, supporting the body's stress response so we can better ride the waves of life. It is a functional blend of adaptogenic (learn more about adaptogens here) and calming herbs along with amino acids, essential vitamins and minerals required for mental, emotional and neurological wellbeing.
Give these stress-management methods a go today and tell stress to take a hike!