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Stress Relief in Aisle 4

Stressed out? Stress Relief is something we all need, but, not necessarily know what/ how to do it. In today’s times, we are under immense stress. The cost of living globally has risen and will continue to do so. Trying to make ends meet, working multiple jobs to just get by. Mental health is increasing drastically daily, in both adults and children. Then, you add a pandemic. Whether or not you agree or disagree with the steps that have been taken where you are locally, it is still a major stressor. 

We are all trying to be our best selves, we want to feel happiness, we want relief from the tasks that seem to be drowning us daily. Something as simple as keeping the house tidy, making lunches, or figuring out what’s for dinner. It is enough to send anyone into a tailspin. It can easily make you feel like you can’t breathe and you need a release. 

Burnout Signs and Symptoms ¹

Symptoms of Your Exhaustion

$ 99

Per Month
  • Lack of motivation
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Memory issues
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Change in appetite
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Cynicism
  • Depression
  • Increased illness
  • Loss of energy

Symptoms of Cynicism and Detachment

$ 99

Per Month
  • Isolation
  • Lack of enjoyment
  • Apathy
  • Impatience
  • Being critical
  • Feeling persecuted
  • Hopelessness
  • Negative attitude
  • Excessive use of sarcasm
  • Disillusionment with work
  • Loss of job satisfaction
  • Self-medication
  • Dread of work

Symptoms of Ineffectiveness

$ 99

Per Month
  • Loss of productivity
  • Poor performance
  • Missing deadlines
  • Habitual complaining
  • Missing work goals

If you go through that list and you have selected multiple things, we recommend reaching out to someone. Whether that is us, or something you know and trust. 

It doesn’t take long to go from being stressed out to burnout. Taking healthy steps daily to balance the stressors in your life. It isn’t always easy, heck, it might not even be doable some days. But, making the time and effort to do something daily.

6 Things to Help Relieve Stress

  •  Deep Breathing

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Breathing to a count

  • Essential Oils

  • Doing things that you enjoy/ enjoyed

Deeper Look

Deep Breathing-

As we age we actually forget how to deep breathe/ Belly Breathe. We often walk around sucking in our stomachs, or always engaging our core that we forget that it needs to just relax. Sit or lay, and focus on breathing into your belly, making it rise up.

I was once told to try and imagine a hot air balloon, when you breathe in, imagine it lifting up. As you exhale it will lower back to the ground.

Breathe in through your nose, and exhale heavily, you may make a noise similar to a sigh.

Meditation-

Now, I’m not talking about anything religious, unless that resonates with you. As we already talked about, our minds are going 100 miles per minute with all the things we need to do, today, tomorrow, or a month from now. That we don’t get the chance to see the present. All of this thinking of what’s to come, or what has happened, causes people to fall into depressive states, or struggle with anxiety.

Check out our Youtube Channel for weekly mini-meditations.

Yoga-

It has been studied for many years. Many studies have shown huge positive benefits to practicing yoga. It doesn’t need to be an hour long. But, even taking 5-10 minutes, doing some stretches, and breathing.

Breathing to a Count-

I was taught this one many many years ago when I first volunteered for Victim Services. It has been shown to lower your heart rate quickly when elevated. This is great if you are stressed and can almost feel your blood pressure rising.

  1. Breathe in and count to 3 (calm pace)
  2. Hold your breathe and count to 3
  3. Exhale and again count to 3
  4. Hold your breathe and count to 3
  5. Repeat.

Essential Oils-

Have you ever smelled something and it triggers a memory? Eg. Smelling a Pine tree- reminds you of the holidays, Smelling Apple Pie- reminds you of cooking with your grandma.

This can trigger both happy and not-so-happy memories. Typically if it is a happy memory, it makes you feel happy inside. If its a bad memory, it can cause you upset.

These are all controlled in your brain. There are certain essential oils such as Wild Orange, that actually cause the brain to feel less stress.

Something You Enjoy-

Now I can tell you to do all these things, and if you hate every single one of them, it most likely won’t relieve any stress. If anything it will cause more stress. Find something that you enjoy, or previously enjoyed and try to do it for mini parts of the day.

Fill that Cup

We are here to help you live your best life, find who you are under all that stress of everyday life. We have some amazing things coming up for this month. As it is our Anniversary Month. Be sure to pop over to Upcoming Events! Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for that 10% off coupon at the bottom of the page.

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Note: We are not Therapists, Registered Counsellors, Psychologists, and or Medical doctors. We offer support groups and services that help complement traditional therapies and medications. At no time are we providing a diagnosis or making medical recommendations. It is always recommended you speak with a Health Care Professional before making any changes.

Jenna

Jenna

I am Jenna, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Mindfulness Meditation Coach by day, and a Meditator, DIY Queen by night. Superhero mother of 4 boys (2 of which are my dog and husband). I love a good board game and some essential oils.

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