I am a type-A perfectionist. Stress has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, in fact, I remember my parents teaching me methods to relive stress as a young girl. I have always dealt with stress. Now that I am in my (ah-em) mid-thirties, I am finally starting to get a handle on my stress and to understand how to relieve stress naturally, and effectively.
Of course, we all have our out-of-control moments, but keeping little stresses in check throughout the day is the key to avoiding that crazed feeling. Bach Rescue asked me to share my best stress-busting tips, so here is how I keep stress in check.
5 Natural Ways To Relieve Stress
Dance it out – Take a beat from your kids, and dance like no one is watching. There is something invigorating about cranking up the beat and letting it all out. Just “Shake it off” – loud and proud.
Essential Oils – Everyone knows that taking deep breaths has calming effects. But did you know that you can super charge those deep breaths with essential oils? Scent is powerful and by breathing in a relaxing aurora you can calm your body and your mind. You can diffuse oils for focus and stress release during the day and other oils to relax you to sleep at night.
Take a Shower – Even if you don’t need one. Yes, I say that with a bit of humor (because that’s how I deal with stress!), but I mean it. After you unplug and get away from your problem, take a shower (or a bath) and truly allow yourself to unwind. If you will just allow yourself 15 minutes to relax, your whole day will be better.
Say No – How many times have you filled your plate a mile high because you just couldn’t say no? As moms, we do it all of the time. One of the best ways to relieve stress is to prevent it, and you can do that by learning your limits. As much as we try to stretch those 24 hours, that’s all we get every day. So make the most of those hours by learning your limits and saying no.
Here’s a bonus tip to help rescue you from stress (see what I did there?!). Sometimes, stress hits when you aren’t home. So you can’t dance it out, unplug or take a shower. When that happens you need Rescue Pastilles. Rescue products contain natural ingredients designed to help you calm down and de-stress. Plus, Rescue Pastille come in a convenient tin for on-the-go stress busting. Because sometimes, life happens!
And here is a deal to help you de-stress. Right now you can download a coupon for BOGO Rescue products. And when you get your coupon, you will be entered to win prizes from GoPro and Boss!
I need this. Thank you for the review
Rita Corey says
Thank you so much for this info. I was particularly interested in the essential oils because scent really seems to have a big impact on me.
Sarah L says
Make some bath salts with essential oils and take a bath with that to really relax.
Christy Caldwell says
I must get me one of those essential oil diffusers. Thanks for the relaxation tips!
Let me know if I can help you with a diffuser and some of my favorite blends to diffuse. I have Citrus Fresh diffusing in my office right now. Love it so!
maleficent m says
this has some great tips. Taking a shower really does help!
Cynthia R says
Stress, especially acute stress causes so much damage to your body, it’s worse than bad diet/exercise. We’ve been trying to figure out ways to handle stress.
I like Dance It Out…..good reminder.
Kayte CookWatts says
I think “saying no” is such an important tip. It is absolutely OK to value yourself AND your time and expect others to do the same.
Natalie Brown says
These are great tips on stress relief! I had a counselor tell me one time that “if I wasn’t getting in the shower, be getting out of the shower.” lol I’ve been hearing so much about essential oils lately too. I burn candles quite often but want to look into burning oils too. Thanks!
Deborah G says
I also like a cup of tea to soothe me. These are great tips, especially to take a shower!
Allison Downes says
Great post! I usually exercise to relieve stress. The essential oil idea sounds nice. I will have to try that out. Thank you for sharing
Betsy Barnes says
What a great post, all very useful! I usually take a shower, then relax listening to music. It does help me relieve a lot of my stress 🙂
Susan Smith says
I take a bubble bath while listening to music.
sheila ressel says
I’ve had a lot of stress in my life for the past year and am always looking for ways to destress. I like the fact that Rescue is something portable to help deal with my stress. I’ll have to get some right away!
Katie H says
These are great tips! Being in nursing school, I have utilized several of these! The dancing is my favorite! It really works!
Kim Reid says
I would like to try the essential oils for stress , I’ve been reading several reviews and think they might help my stress related migraines.
I also use the essential oils to relieve stress and i add it with some yoga! That usually does the trick!
Amanda Sakovitz says
I run in the morning to relieve stress but something later on in the day would be helpful.
Francine Anchondo says
Thank you for the tips.
Oh good, they sell the Rescue Pastilles at my Whole Foods location. I’m stopping through this weekend with the coupon!