While findings from a recent study published in July by the American Institute of Stress were alarming, they certainly were not surprising. In the United States alone, 77% of adults regularly experience the physical symptoms associated with stress and a whooping 48% of people reported that stress keeps them up at night. Of these physical symptoms, fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, and muscle tension rank at the top of the list – making relaxation so much more than a downtime luxury, making it a necessity and something to fit in to our daily routines.
From pressures and conflicts at work, money woes, health issues, relationships, and the never-ending flow of hashtags, likes, and shares, stress comes at us from all different angles. With National Relaxation Day (August 15th) just a few days away, we thought it was a great time to round up some of the great tips and tricks we’ve learned over the year so far to help manage stress, recharge, and find a sense of wellbeing!
Wherever you are, you can use these tips to relax, de-stress, and unwind! From fitness and nutrition to mind-body-soul tricks like the benefits for breathing and which essential oils to keep nearby for when you need a quick fix!
Let’s face it, a lot of times when we’re over-stressed we tend to over-stuff (our face). Make stress eating positive by munching on these 5 key nutrients that battle the effects of stressor grab these 7 Ayurvedic foods to help you find your inner calm!
Relax right now by taking a moment of silence! Silence, especially as a brief meditation during the work day, helps to foster productivity and improve health! While you’re at it, take a break! Recess should not stop in grade school and there are so many mind-body-soul benefits of taking a short break during the day to do something you enjoy!
Even though the day is about relaxing, breaking a sweat is a great way to de-stress (and fight disease!) Find out how much exercise you actually need to manage stress.
Clutter in your space inevitably leads to clutter in your mind. Clear the literal and proverbial cobwebs by using these organizational tips and then book yourself a spa treatment at a spa near you with a Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card!
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