3 Ways I De-Stress

April 19, 2017

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Stress is one of the worst things for your body. We know this and yet sometimes it’s unavoidable. Lately, I feel like my life has been a little crazy. I’m navigating being a new mom, while also trying to work and stay on top of my responsibilities. I thought I’d share 3 Ways I De-Stress in case any of you are in a similar anxiety-provoking boat. I’d also love to hear from you! Do you have any tips on de-stressing?

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3 Ways I De-Stress

  1. Essential Oils – I’ve talked about my love for essential oils before, and if you follow me on InstaStories you’ve probably seen what a huge part these have had on my life. I diffuse essential oils throughout the day and at night, and I also apply some topically. There’s no denying the strong power of plants and botanicals and when you use therapeutical oils {reputable ones from a first distillation} the effects are incredible. I’ve been diffusing certain combos that have helped me so much with my stress levels, and I also made a cute roller that I’ll apply when I’m on the go. If I’m having a really stressful evening, I’ll even add some essential oils to my bath. It smells heavenly and is so relaxing! If any of you are feeling stressed, I’d definitely recommend trying essential oils! If you’re interested in a wholesale discount check out this post! I’m also happy to chat with you about any questions you have. Besides using them for stress, we also use essential oils for immunity, headaches, muscle pains, and sleep!
  2. Live Vicariously Through Characters- Whether it’s by reading or watching TV, I love to unwind through a fantasy world. I love focusing on other characters and their lives. It helps me to have a much needed mental break! My favorite shows to watch when I’m feeling stressed are Friends, The Mindy Project, and How I Met Your Mother. They always make me laugh which as you know is so helpful in lowering stress levels.
  3. Exercise- Nothing makes me de-stress quite like working out. Even just getting outside for a walk does wonders for my emotional wellbeing, which is why it was one of my Wellness Challenges! Yoga is another favorite workout. I find it so beneficial, either first thing in the morning or even before bed. Doing prenatal yoga during my pregnancy was one of the best things I could have done too. I found myself getting so overwhelmed during pregnancy but having an hour on the mat could totally turn things around!

And now I’d love to hear from you! How do you like to de-stress? Let me know if you have any tips to share! I’d love to hear!

xox

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