Relieve Stress Naturally With These Top Tips
If mid-year stress is getting the better of you and you can’t see the end of the year in sight just yet, try some of these to tips to help you relieve stress naturally.
Exercise is key
Even if you are feeling too stressed to fit exercise into your daily routine, it is important that you take time out of the busy day to exercise. Exercise lowers your body’s stress hormones in the long run, such as cortisol. It also helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers. Exercise can also increase the quality of sleep which can be negatively impacted by stress or anxiety. So make exercise fun and have a gym buddy, running group or yoga class that you can commit to. Ladies, we stock a range of Boody Activewear to make you look and feel great whilst exercising. Made from sustainable bamboo, this is a fitness range that is made for you whilst caring for our environment!
Use the healing properties of aromatherapy.
The essential oil, lavender is extremely calming and could help soothe and relax you especially if you are feeling stressed. Light a candle and add a few drops to a burner or add drops into a warm bath. We stock Soil aromatherapy because we love to support local and only the finest organic ingredients are used in all the aromatherapies.
Reduce your caffeine intake
Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate and energy drinks and high doses could increase anxiety. Switch to herbal teas as a natural alternative. We stock Pukka Herbal Teas because not only are the teas made with the finest organic and fair for life ingredients, but Pukka aims to reduce carbon footprint. Find the perfect Pukka blend for you – our firm favourite is the Revitalise blend – a warming burst of organic cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.
Write things down to relieve stress naturally
Whilst writing things down about why you are stressed may help to relieve stress naturally. Keep a journal about all the things that you are grateful for. This may help to put the stress into perspective. We have a wide range of gorgeous journals, notepads and books that will make journaling even easier for you. Our journals are unique and proudly South African. We have fun and quirky journals from Midlands-based What’s Cutting – be sure to support local and it is certainly lekker!
Surround yourself with friends and family and remind yourself to laugh! The stressful time will pass. Have a quick catch up with a friend at our Juice Kitchen for a quick break and a reminder of the importance of family and friends.