7 Easy Ways To Relieve Stress

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7 Easy Ways To Relieve Stress

Everyone has a bit of stress in their life, whether it comes in the form of bills, relationships or work. There are affordable (even free!) ways to relieve even the deepest stress. Read on to find out how you can make your days happier and more relaxed with these easy stress-relief tips!


Get A Facial Massage

Many people get back massages, but the facial message does so much more to promote wellness, especially for those who suffer from tension headaches or insomnia. It helps improve skin and muscle tone and relaxes eye muscles. The massage can aid the alleviation of stress and anxiety and result in overall physical and mental relaxation! You know that great revived feeling you get when you go to the salon and they scrub your scalp? Imagine that treatment for your face, only more gentle.


Go Unplugged

Eric Clapton did it, and he chilled out with a lighter rock style. Turn off your phone, computer and other electronics that stress you out. Focusing on a quieter lifestyle for awhile which will guarantee that you will feel refreshed. Write a friend a letter instead of forwarding five silly emails. You will feel better after you do and your friend will love getting mail that isn't in the form of a bill!


Get Your Beauty Sleep

Getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night will make you refreshed and clear for the day ahead. Not getting enough sleep will make you groggy, irritable and not so nice to be around! Drink a cup of tea before bed and wind down with a book or your journal instead of the TV.

Exercise

Endorphins, endorphins, endorphins! Even the shortest exercise will spur you on. Check out our article about how 15 minutes of exercise a day can save your life!

Enjoy Nature

Get outside, even if it's only to sit on the porch and watch the birds for awhile. Getting a bit of sun and fresh air will take you out of the stuffy bedroom or kitchen blasting the AC. If you have time, visit a local park or forest preserve and take a walk or short hike. You will feel all the better for it!

Take An Herbal Bath

Many herbs can help in aiding relaxation. You can find herbs and herbal salts at pharmacies and health stores. Place a small handful of these herbs in a cloth bag and toss in the as your bath fills. Salts can be poured directly under the running tap. To promote tranquility, use chamomile, lavender or marigold. For muscle relief choose sassafras or wintergreen. A basic epsom salt also does wonders for the body and spirit!

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

On those days when you're feeling down, a good joke can turn your frown upside down in the blink of an eye. Laughing releases hormones that boost your mood and ease even the most difficult stress inducers. Laughter can even burn calories! We all feel better when we've had a great conversation or a long laugh, so try to get a laugh a day with a phone call from a friend or by going to see a comedy show. You will feel brighter and better once you do!


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