It is no secret that everyday life can be pretty stressful. From taking care of your kids, to cleaning your home, to figuring out your finances, it can be hard to even remember to eat a full three meals each and every day. And not to mention your job — the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that 40% of all U.S. workers say their job is very or extremely stressful. To cut down on stress, here are some easy tips that will get you through your day without a headache.
Drink some tea
While green tea is the powerhouse of all teas and is usually considered to be the go-to for stressful situations, any warm cup of tea will decompress you in just seconds. Take just five minutes out of your day and brew a cup, and you’ll be feeling soothed in no time.
Have a stiff jaw and a tension headache? We tend to clench our jaws when stressed out, so chew some gum as a way to relax your muscles. If you find yourself clenching, simply reach for some gum and you will concentrate on that instead of ruining your teeth!
Bring a neck heat pad to work
Feel stuck in your cubicle? A microwaveable heat wrap can do the trick — its heat will reduce muscle tension in your shoulders or neck. Go the extra step and buy an aromatherapy neck wrap as the lavender will soothe and calm in no time.
Don’t feel like you have to go to a special class to meditate, all you need is a few minutes a couple times a day to be one with your thoughts. Doing so can help to ease depression or anxious feelings, and bring you inner peace. Simply choose your favorite essential oil and sit still in complete darkness to get the full effect.
Concentrate on your sleep schedule
Your bedroom is your sanctuary, so it must be treated as such! Make sure to deck out your bed with fuzzy blankets, multiple pillows, and even add a candle or two to really help you relax. Investing in a heated back wrap or a heated neck pillow will help you fall into a deep sleep almost instantly, so you can start your day off bright eyed and bushy tailed.
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