Stress seems to be affecting our lives more than ever before. Work pressure and family commitments can lead to many of us feeling over-stretched. Most of the time we need to just takue some time for ourselves to relax and unwind. However, there are some more serious consequences of stress. Combat stress at home by implementing some small changes that could make a big difference.
These essential oils are a diverse way to relax and unwind after a long day. They can be added to diffusers, rubbed between hands, and some can even be added to bath water. The oils are said to have a ‘healing’ power which you can benefit from. There are different scents to chose from such are rose, bergamot, and geranium. Completely organic, most oils are extracted from plants and flowers. These little healers are especially good for anxiety. Lavender, for instance, is said to have a restorative effect on the nervous system. Massaging these oils in, or soaking in them should help with sleep problems, irritability, and general tension.
Create a relaxing home environment that's pleasing to return to after work, and is easy to leave troubles at the door. Playing music throughout your home. Music has long been seen as an effective form of therapy Listening to music can, in fact, reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol. Fresh flowers are also a good idea, as are scented candles. Similarly to the essential oils, they have powerful anti-anxiety properties and can evoke powerful responses in the body.
Sleep is so important in the battle against stress. A bad night's sleep can impact our day. Our lack of concentration and energy could cause us to make mistakes and ramp up our stress levels. Make sure your bedroom is a place of relaxation. Limit, or cut out, phone and internet use in the bedroom. Invest in some heavy curtains or blinds. In short, make your bedroom a place dedicated to a good night's sleep and nothing else. Too often our bedrooms double as an office or a dressing room. Try and reserve it purely for sleeping. Before you go to bed make sure you have solved any issues with family members. These could play on your mind otherwise and bring unnecessary stress into the coming days.
Of course, you can talk about the struggles you had during your day, but try and keep communication positive at home. Ask positive questions and respond in a positive way to others. Negativity and stress can spread very quickly from one person to another. Your bad mood could be stressing out the whole household. Deal with your worries in an open and communicative way, always look forward to the solution. Dwelling on problems will only bring more anxiety and stress.
T, A & H xxxxx