From minor challenges to major issues, stress will always be apart of your life. While you may not be able to control certain circumstances, you are able to control your responses to them.
When stress is overwhelming, or it is chronic, it can affect your well-being. This can lead to feeling unmotivated, moody, and even depressed. That is why it is important to practice self-care and other effective stress relievers that can calm your mind and body.
Here are 4 ways that you can relieve stress:
1) Listen to Music
Listening to music is an effective way to reduce stress. Whether you’re listening to calm music, or your favorite songs, you will begin to feel less stressed. In addition, listening to music can reduce depression, reduces your heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates memories.
We tend to carry stress through our bodies as our days progress. You might not notice, but your posture might be different when stressed.
You might have your shoulders pressed forward, your teeth might be clenched, and you might even have an arched back.
Practicing Hydrotherapy is a great way to reduce stress and tension from your body. Simply soak your body in warm water for 20-30 minutes and feel your muscles get relieved.
We recommend using an American Spas Hot Tub. American Spas has SQR jets that deliver unique massages to the areas of your body where you feel tension and stress.
Aromatherapy has real benefits for stress relief—it can help you to feel energized, more relaxed, or more present in the moment.
Emerging research suggests certain scents can alter brain wave activity and decrease stress hormones in the body.
So whether you enjoy candles, diffusers, or body products, consider incorporating some aromatherapy into your day.
We recommend using bath and spa crystals made by Spazzaz. The aromatherapy crystals are specially formulated for use in hot tubs, spas, and bath tubs. This means that the crystals will: maintain your spa chemistry, maintain the pH of the water, leave no trace of scummy residue, and have no affect on filtration system.
4) Make Time for Leisure Activities
Leisure activities can be a wonderful way to relieve stress. Plan that trip with your friends to go to the beach, grow your garden, read 5 books, learn to play an instrument, or make quilts. Hobbies and Leisure time is key to living your best life.
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