Stress and anxiety are common experiences for most people. In fact, 70% of adults in the US say they feel stress or anxiety daily.
Here are our top 6 ways to relieve stress and/or anxiety.
- Reduce your caffeine intake
Seems simple? Caffeine is a stimulant, high doses can increase anxiety and you stress levels. Try and keep it down to 1 cup a day.
- Learn to say No
Being selective about what you take on and saying no to things that will unnecessarily add to your load can reduce your stress levels.
- Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness will focus your attention on things occurring in the present moment without judgment, rather than stressing on what may happen further down the road.
- Spend time with a pet
Having a pet may help relieve stress by giving you purpose, keeping you active and providing companionship, all qualities that help reduce anxiety.
- Stay active
Regular exercise is good for your physical and emotional health. Regular exercise works as well as medication or meditation to ease anxiety for many people.
Using fragrant essential oils to promote calm and well-being. The oils may be inhaled directly or added to a warm bath or diffuser.