Stress reducing is easier than ever. But many people are so stressed that simply
“don’t have time” to let it go.
“I’ve often arrived with the weight of the world on my shoulders and left walking on air.”
(This is a lovely testimonial from one of my clients – you can see it on my site www.cheriehowe.co.uk. )
It’s easier & faster than you might think to de-stress your mind, & your life.
I use the 10 10 10 rule:
Will it still be important in 10 minutes? 10 weeks/months 10 years?
Many stresses are immediate, but aren’t going to affect you in the long term.
This is where the 10 10 10 rule comes in.
Stop worrying. Make a list of your stresses – recent studies show that 90% of the things people
worry about never happen. Work out what your stresses are, and what you can do in a
practical way will help lower your stress levels.
Soothing music – what ever does it for you, is great.
Reduce caffeine, salt, sugar, soda & processed foods, add fruits, vegetables& whole grains.
Stay well hydrated & keep your electrolyte levels up
Rest! A good sleep is one oft the best remedies for stress relief..
Exercise: think heart smart, work out smarter, not harder.
Play more – your work life balance is so important.
Laughter really is the best medicine. Followed closely by daydreaming.
Meditation, yoga, Pilates, are all excellent for re-focusing & unwinding.
Go out in Nature! Walk, ride, run or swim – get twice the benefit from being out in the fresh air.
Breath! Slow down, take a small time out if you need one,even five minutes is beneficial.
Massage is fantastic for letting go. Giving yourself a neck or head , foot or hand massage.
Personally, I prefer a face or head massage – bliss!
Try trading with a friend or partner. Or book in with a professional, like me.
Many essential oils like Rose, Vetiver, Chamomile, lavender & Jasmine can be very calming.
Materia Aromatica has great quality soil certified oils. http://bit.ly/1fwIYOE
Use them in a bath for extra ahhhhh power.
Make more time to do the creative things you like, or investigate a new hobby.
Eat more Dark proper grown up chocolate. http://bit.ly/1gSVBqJ
Read a good book.
Try a lovely herbal tea, there are lots of fantastic new tea companies springing up all over.
Herbal tea, chocolate, a good book, lovely oils, a hot bath….. magic and equilibrium restored.