Here’s just a few simple ideas and tips that can really help you deal with stress and anxiety. Its easy to let these feelings take over but its amazing how in control you can feel by just following a few simple steps.
JUST STOP! Yes that’s right. Just stop and breathe. When everything around you seems crazy, busy, hectic and frantic, you need to remove yourself from that situation. Take ten minutes to either go for a walk whether it just be down the road and back or sit in your bedroom and close your eyes.
Whilst taking these ten minutes you need to soothe your mind and body and a great way to do that is by doing some simple breathing exercises. A deep breathe in through the nose to the count of four, hold for 6 and out through your mouth for 8. Try it just for a few minutes and you will feel the difference.
Think logically! Take time to make lists and plan. Having an idea in front of you on paper of whats happening when; or who’s in charge of what will help you each day. When these things are visual it stays in our mind for longer and gives us more clarity on a situation; instead of just having a head full of ideas and exaggerating every situation.
Introduce some aromatherapy around the home. Essential oils are great at relaxing and soothing the mind and body. Typically lavender is great for relaxing you and helping with sleep; but why not try some frankincense oil to burn in the home. A great way to introduce a typically festive oil; not only does it soothe and relax its great for chest and breathing issues which can be apparent during these cold winter months. If anxiety and paranoia are getting the better of you chamomile is a great oil to burn around the home.
Meditation! Ten minutes in the morning or at night or both;it all helps. There are some great guided meditations online that you can listen to and enjoy. Do not do these when you will be disturbed or driving etc. Time to close your eyes and relax every part of your body followed by quietening the mind can be all you need to make you feel more focused and relaxed.
Listen to Music! Yes that’s right, dance and sing in the kitchen! Let loose and be silly! Release those happy hormones for an instant feel good moment!