5 Effective Stress Reducers To Include In Your Daily Routine

stress-reducersStrain and tension attacks women in different ways, so we all need to find stress reducers that work.

Some women get overwhelmed on occasion while others feel chained to the feeling on a regular basis.

We all know that chronic tension is bad for your health, so what can women do to rid themselves from being overwhelmed by the many problems and frustrations of life? Easy! Make relaxation a daily part of your routine.

5 Effective Stress Reducers To Choose From

This list is only meant to “get you thinking” about relaxation options that can work for you.

1. Talk it out

Friendship is a great stress reducer. It’s one of the most effective and enriching things known to man. Talking to a good friend or a trusted family member about whatever is frustrating you can be just what you need to purge your system of strain and tension and clarify your thinking.

Often, you can get the same benefit from talking a problem over with a friend as you might get from talking to a paid professional.

If you have the tendency to shut out your friends and family when facing tension or anxiety, then this could be an area you may need to work on. When your whole world seems to be crumbling around you, there is nothing more soothing than a compassionate listening ear. True friends often want to help. It’s up to you to let them.

2. Laugh Out Loud

stress-reducers2Ever heard it said that laughter is a medicine? It’s true!! And when it comes to stress reducers,laughter is one of the BEST medicines.

How often do you incorporate humor into your life? When it’s movie night do you choose depressing and melodramatic stories or just action shows? Why not try a light comedy or even a routine from a favorite comedian?

If you look hard enough you will discover many ways to introduce laughter into your life. You could share a joke with your friends or you could read the comics in the paper rather than just tossing them out.

This might seem trivial but it can be a major strain reliever. Small seemingly trivial things can sometimes have the biggest impact.

3. Plant A Garden

Did you know that gardening can be excellent therapy? You don’t need to have a large backyard to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of gardening. Spending as little as 30 minutes container gardening using a few containers on your patio can be one of the best stress reducers for overwhelmed city dwellers.

In case you did not know, many psychologists and physicians are prescribing gardening for stress therapy. The beauty of gardening is that it allows you to enjoy an activity that’s nurturing, and at the same time, it gives back generously in the form of produce, beautiful flowers and a calmer, more tension-free YOU!

Click here to discover how to start a garden. It’s easier than you may think.

4. Get Moving with Exercise & Physical Activity

walkingAny form of exercise and physical activity can be added to your tension reduction arsenal. I personally enjoy walking. There is nothing that refreshes my mind, body and spirit quite as well as a good brisk walk at the beginning of the day.

Physical activity can and should be anything you enjoy, such as hiking, riding a bike, playing a sport with friends, or anything like this. These activities are great stress reducers and work wonders for your physical health as well.

5. Indulge your senses With Aromatherapy

Before you turn your nose up or laugh off aromatherapy as new age psychobabble, you should know that aromatherapy works wonders for me. When it comes to relaxation, aromatherapy is hands down my first choice. But you don’t have to take my word for it.

There is an abundance of scientific support for the connections among scent, memory, and mood. The trick is to keep it simple.

If you need to relax, light a lavender-scented candle or drop a few drops of lavender oil in a diffuser and inhale the soothing scents.

Aromatherapy works!. At least, it works for me.

Want more ideas? Try camping for stress relief, or try this effective stress relief activity! And since strain and tension often robs us of much needed sleep, another great relaxation method that works well for me is to learn how to fall asleep quickly.

A Natural Stress Relief Solution That Works!

Are you looking for a stress relief solution? Stupid question, who isn’t these days? Life brings all kinds of pressures. You may have:

  • A busy schedule
  • Family issues
  • Work-related problems
  • Relationship trouble
  • Financial anxieties
  • Parenting challenges
  • Death of a loved one
  • Health concerns
  • …and many other things that consume your life.
About Darlene

Darlene is passionate and enthusiastic about helping women simplify their lives, develop stress resilience, regain balance, and find happiness, despite the personal storms life throws at them. She has published a popular series of stress management books which focus on simple, practical and healthy stress relief strategies, as well as provide FREE resources and services that help women become more stress-resilient.

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