Turn up the Calm and Reduce that Stress
We are busy people and our daily routines may be very hectic elevating our stress levels.
When your level of stress becomes chronic or goes beyond what your body can handle, it can compromise your physical, emotional, and mental health
We do have the ability to control how our body reacts to the rising stressors.
At Heaven Scent we offer stress buster massages
If you can’t fit a massage into your schedule right now, there are ways to turn on the relaxation response and help your body return to normal functioning following a stressful event.
1. Breathe from your belly.
Sit in a comfortable position and take a few deep breaths..Count to 5 on the inhale and release to the count of 5, releasing tension and increasing oxygen intake. It calms you even if stressful event continue.
2. Take a short walk.
Walking gets your blood circulating and helps you blow off stream so you can return with a new frame of mind.
3. Spring into action.
Exercise helps deliver more oxygen to your brain and distracts you from stress to give you a fresh perspective. Even simple stretching can help bring a little relief.
4. Listen to music.
Soft music can help relax tense muscles or get you in the zone when practicing other stress reduction activities such as yoga, guided imagery, or soaking in the tub. Upbeat music can help lift your mood or keep you energized.
5. Dance or sing.
Break into song or a silly dance can move you into a stress-free zone.
6. Take a mental break.
Steal a few minutes of peace to gaze out your window or visualize yourself in your favorite space, doing your favorite things, or being with your favorite people. It renews the spirit and breaks the stress response quickly.
Maintaining a sense of humor reminds us that our stressors may not be as menacing as they seem.
8. Write in a journal.
Journaling clarifies your thoughts and feelings Putting the experience on paper gets it off your mind and helps you refocus and teaches you to cope the next time it happens.
9. Take a power nap.
Midday sleep gives you more patience, better reaction time, increased learning, more efficiency, and better health. If you only have five minutes to spare, just close your eyes. Even brief rest reduces stress and helps you relax.
Change Your Stress Response
Don’t change your life; change your response to stress
You don’t have to make big changes in your life to reduce your stress level. Just lessen the impact that stressful occurrences can have on you. These quick and simple tips make it easy for you to change your response to stressors and live a more positive, fulfilling life.
For more help with living a lower-stress lifestyle, talk to one of our healthcare practitioners at Heaven Scent.
We are equipped to assist with a Stress Test to see how you specifically react to stress and then we can make recommendations.
169 Wortley Road London, ON
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