Soothing Your Spirit
Corona virus, work, chores, activities, homework, etc. can sure stress a lady out! When you don't release that bottled-up energy, it can leave you cranky and stressed out. If you're all about spreading positive vibes, go get comfy and take the time to soothe your inner spirit with these 7 ideas:
Writing can help. It can be an effective way to explore how you feel, especially if talking out loud feels impossible.
Studies show that keeping a journal is actually a healthy way to deal with negative feelings and can help reduce stress.
Lavender is well known for its calming properties. Keep a small bottle of lavender oil on hand for the scent, for when you feel anxious thoughts brewing.
If you practice mindfulness or meditation, try smelling lavender during your practice. Over time, you’ll associate the feeling of relaxation with that scent, making it even more effective.
Sometimes, when you’re experiencing anxiety, it’s because of a buildup of adrenaline. Exercise, even if it’s just a walk, can help use up that extra adrenaline.
I often feel anxious when I haven’t moved around enough during the day, so walking is an excellent way for me to use up excess energy.
Yoga is also another good option. Yoga releases tension, brings you inner peace and makes you feel good inside and out.
You may not realize it, but not drinking enough water can make your anxiety symptoms worse. Dehydration can actually cause heart palpitations. This can lead to feelings of panic, which may trigger an anxiety attack. Take a few moments to relax and drink a large glass of water and see if you feel any better.
Also forgetting to eat or not eating enough can cause low blood sugar, leaving you nervous and anxious. Try eating something easy to digest like a banana. Then follow it up with a well-balanced meal with protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables.
Being in nature has been known to reduce anger, fear, and stress. Exposure to nature makes not only makes you feel better on an emotional level, but contributes to physical well being, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and stress hormone production.
Being constantly plugged in is a modern-day curse that we all need to learn to live with. Don’t be afraid to turn your phone off once in a while. Use it as a chance to practice mindfulness, go for a bath, or write down why you’re feeling anxious.
A hot bath with epsom salts or bath bombs can relax your muscles, which can also help relax your mind. A bath is also good for encouraging meditation, because external distractions like your phone and TV are gone.
We hope we've given you some insight on how to find some calm during these crazy times. Let us know what you end up doing and if you have any pointers for us!
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