Stress is a common experience. It is natural, and four out of five people experience it at least once in their lives. Stress is a symptom, not an ailment, but if left untreated, it can eventually turn into depression. It is an all-consuming problem that needs to be catered right away.
According to statistics, more than 40% of people in the United States have experienced an increase in their levels of stress in the last few years. So, here we have a few scientifically-backed ways to unwind and de-stress right away. Ready, set, go!
- Start Exercising
When trying to combat stress, exercise is the first thing that comes to one’s mind. It is generally considered as the most inexpensive way to relieve stress. It is something that seems contradictory, but physical stress can actually help relieve psychological stress.
Regular exercise brings along a number of benefits. When you begin to exercise regularly, it lowers down your stress hormones like cortisol. Exercise also increases the level of endorphins in your bloodstream. Endorphins are the chemicals responsible for your mood. So, the higher the number of endorphins in your blood, the happier you feel.
- Make a Journal
A simple way to cut down the stress is by writing a journal. Make a personal diary and write about all those things that contribute to your anxiety. While writing about the stressors, don’t forget to count the things that you’re grateful for. It is said, ‘Gratitude turns what we have into enough.’ It will help you focus on the positive aspects of life and will alleviate stress as well as anxiety.
- Go for the Herbal Remedies
A lot of natural herbs are famous for relieving stress and anxiety. They work slowly and gradually as compared to the pharmaceutical drugs that work instantly, but they bring along a number of side effects as well. On the contrary, herbs are all-natural, and they have minimal to no side effects. Hence, they are considered safe.
When talking about stress, the first thing that comes to the mind is lavender. Lavender is everyone’s favorite, and it comes with several benefits, including stress and anxiety relief. Lemon balm is another amazing herb, belonging to the mint family; it works well to lower down the levels of stress. Apart from these two, you can give a try to medical marijuana (it is entirely safe). The top benefits of marijuana include eliminating the anxiety, stress, chronic pain, fatigue and more.
- Use the Essential Oils
Essential oils work amazingly well when it comes to de-stressing the body. You can use these oils while taking a bath or simply get a massage at home or even a spa. Every spa these days offers aromatherapy, which includes the use of essential oils.
A few essential oils are considered exceptionally soothing; here are the great ones you need to try:
- Sandalwood: It comes with the ability to de-stress the nerves.
- Rose: It reduces anxiety and boosts the mood.
- Lavender: It is great for stress relief.
- Chamomile: It enhances the mood and keeps the stress away.
There are more than 100 essential oils used commonly. Go for the one that best suits your needs.
Anxiety and stress are a part of life. Follow the hacks mentioned above and get rid of stress right away. Leave a message at the end!
About the Author:
Jack is a psychotherapist and neurodegenerative disorders’ expert. He has been practicing in New York for 25 years now, and since then he has been fighting to make marijuana legal in the United States for it comes with numerous health benefits. You can read his blogs at https://thegreenace.ca/category/the-green-ace-blog/.
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