Posted by Gravitate Master on 10/19/2010 to Aromatherapy
Breathing techniques You can learn a lot of relaxation through your breathing. There are several breathing techniques that can be used to calm and relax your body. Do regular breathing exercises to get your stress under control.
Aromatherapy Aromatherapy has been linked to ease stress as well. Aromatherapy can be anything from scented candles, diffusers, and massage. Aromatherapy can also be used in the bath. A good aromatic oil to use to relieve stress is lavender.
Regular Exercise Exercise is a wonderful outlet to help ease stress. It provides an outlet for any frustration you may be feeling. It can really help to be able to take out your frustration in a physical way.
Exercise also works because it naturally releases endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that naturally make you feel better. They work as a natural stress reducer.
Exercise also works as a distraction from your problems. Instead of staying in the stressful environment you can take yourself out of the situation for a little bit and be alone with your thoughts. This can be a good way to ease up stress, simply from getting out of the atmosphere and doing something different.
Meditate Meditation is a wonderful stress reducer. It provides you with the perfect state of mind to let go of your stress response, and go to a calmer state of mind. A lot of research has shown that regular meditation can help with your health as well.
Prioritize Prioritize your life. Trim down the fluff in your life. Stop signing up for things that put too much on your plate. Cut out activities that arent essential and make your life calmer and less busy. When you feel up to it you can slowly start adding activities back to your schedule.