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10 Practical Tips and Tricks for Stress Relief

“Take Control of Your Health Naturally”

      1. Plan ahead – Whether it is getting the family ready in the morning or planning a trip, getting everything ready ahead of time always relieves the stress of rushing around trying to get everyone out the door. It also relieves the press of forgetting something as you have thought about it ahead of time.
      2. Deep Breaths – Stressful situations arise on a daily basis. Usually, your heart rate goes up, which makes your blood pressure rise.  Take in a deep breath, counting to ten and then release the air slowly.  This will give you a minute to regroup and calm your little britches down!
      3. Stretch – Stand up, move around, and stretch your legs, arms and shoulders. Most people carry all their stress in their shoulders.  By stretching you are releasing some of the stress that you are carrying in your shoulders.
      4. Get enough sleep – The average person does not get enough sleep. This causes us to be cranky to begin with.  It also causes us to gain weight.  Not to mention adds stress to our lives.  You will be shocked what a good night’s sleep will do for you. Natural Sleep
      5. Do it tomorrow – Sometimes you just have to decide to do it tomorrow. The dishes will wait.  It is not going to hurt for them to sit one more night.  When it comes down to dishes or sleep? …… laundry or sleep?  Well folks, sleep has to win sometimes!
      6. Drink Herbal Tea – Chamomile is a natural stress reliever and it is quite tasty too!
      7. Take a hot bath/shower – Soak in a hot tub with Herbal Bath Oils.  These are natural stress relievers.  If you don’t have time for a leisurely bath.  A hot shower will do in a pinch.
      8.  Glass of Wine – Wine has been used for a bazillion years as a relaxant. Science has discovered just how influential the power of being relaxed can be in both stress-release and in fighting illness.
      9. Aromatherapy & soft music – Get out those essential oils and turn on the soft music. There is nothing that will calm down your senses like some lavender and Bach!
      10. Cut down your caffeine intake – Caffeine is a stimulant. Carbonated drinks, tea, and a lot of the energy drinks are chalked full of caffeine.  This will cause you to become irritable and cranky.  Replace them with some water instead.

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  1. mark ownboss

    Hi Angela,

    Thanks for the tips, i have been doing some of them in my daily life already, but some i must admit i neglect, i’m so passionate and dedicated to my work that i sometimes end up sleep at 3 or 4 am, not very healthy i must admit, but i just want to get stuff done, maybe i could take a glass of wine with it or a beer, it would definitely improve the mood i guess…

    Thanks for sharing,


    • Angela

      Thank you Mark for sharing. I totally understand your passion and dedication to your work. I think you will find if you will make a commitment to getting at least 6 hours sleep each night you will be more productive the next day. You will get the same amount of work accomplished and live longer in the process!

  2. Norman Richards

    Hello and thanks for sharing these tips. It is just so amazing what stress can do and what follow some of these tips that you are sharing can do when it comes to being relieved from stress. Thanks again for sharing.

    • Angela

      Stress causes so many things with our bodies to go wrong. Following some of these tips just once a day could help with weight issues, insomnia and even veer off a heart attack! Thank you for your comments.

  3. Neil R C

    These days, our lives are so stressed that we need releases. It really doesn’t help that employers and financial circumstances contribute to stress. It can be a killer if it’s not controlled.

    These are 10 awesome tips, and just by implementing 2 or 3 of them can have a positive impact on our health. For me personally, taking deep breaths and listening to calming music really helps with relieving stress, especially after a hard day at work. And also having the odd glass of wine here n ‘ there does help to relax. As long as we don’t drink a whole bottle in one go lol.

    Your guidance will certainly help those wanting to live stress-free lives.

    Neil 🙂

    • Angela

      Deep breaths really work! I was amazed when I started implementing that at work. My headaches became less and I was able to think better. Sometime life is just not worth whatever is making us so uptight especially at work. I am talking to myself! LOL Thanks for your comments.

  4. Deanna Martin

    Enjoyed your site very much. Sometimes we don’t realize how much stress we are under. Some of your tips sound very helpful. I am going to follow your tips as right now I am under a lot of stress, Thanks for the tips. Deanna

    • Angela

      I am so happy to hear that it was helpful! Please just take 10 minutes for yourself everyday. (Even if it is just sitting in the quiet bathroom by yourself! LOL) It will make all the difference in the world. You deserve it. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help! Have a great evening.


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