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There are so many things running through my head at any given time. I think a lot of people can relate to the constant stressful thoughts that cause unease and worry especially during busy times like the very busy back to school season.
It seems to me that most of the worrying I do is for absolutely no good at all but it’s hard to keep that in mind when I allow myself to be stressed out about things that are completely out of my control. I let the nagging thoughts take over and before I even know it I am so worked up that I almost forget how to get back to relax mode.
Instead of letting my racing thoughts take over and stress me out to the point of no return, I have decided to try these 7 Real Ways to Reduce Stress, and they really worked so I had to share them with you!
Soak in the Tub- This one seems like an old wives tale or a complteley outdated form of stress relief and relaxing mostly because it has been on every list of real ways to reduce stress for as long as I can remember. The reason everyone tells you to soak in a tub when you are stressed is because simply put, it really works!
Add some Epsom salt and a relaxing scent like lavender to really reap the benefits of your tub time.
Read a Book- This is another one of those stereotypical images that you see in a movie or somewhere on a Pinterest list. Every time someone talks about getting some me time and decompressing from their long day they mention curling up with a good book, once again it is because it really works.
It is much easier to keep your mind clear of stressful thoughts when you are letting your mind wander into an interesting fantasy land. I recommend reading In the Dark by Richard Laymon, that book always takes me away and quiets my mind.
Eat Healthy- Changing up your diet to include eating healthier foods is never a bad idea. What we eat can have a large impact on how we feel, add in a few more healthy items each day as well as remove a few bad additions to your diet that may be contributing to your stress.
DIY Beauty Treatments- Spending time on your appearance is a good way to feel better about yourself. Try a DIY Face Mask out of yogurt, banana, and honey. You can also create a blackhead remover by applying some honey, salt, and baking soda to the problem area and scrub your blackheads away.
Get Enough Sleep- During a busy time like heading back to school, it can be hard to find time for yourself and sometimes sleep is the first thing that gets knocked off of the to do list. Although it seems that you may have more time now that you have clipped a few hours of sleep off your day you are actually less productive when tired and more likely to make mistakes that can cost you more time in the end.
Getting enough sleep is essential to reducing stress and it is very important for your overall health. If you are unable to head to bed earlier or wake up earlier, try taking a half hour nap in the middle of the day, that isn’t a lot to ask if your schedule allows it and a half hour can make a big difference.
Go for a Run- Even if you are not trying to train for a marathon or get in then best shape of your life, running can be really therapeutic. I have found it to be an extremely helpful tool in stress relief and there are studies that prove exercise like running has a similar effect on the brain as some anti-depressants.
Start out slow and run in increments, set a goal and work your way up to running more each time you head to the track, before you know it you will be outrunning the kids and feeling less stressed in general.
Treat Cold Sores- Getting a cold sore is never a pleasant experience and it definitely can have a stressful impact on anyone who looks in the mirror to see that on top of their other stress, they now have a cold sore to deal with.
Did you know that stress can actually lead to a cold sore outbreak? That is a vicious cycle to be in and it can be hard to find your way out but thankfully there is a solution.
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I hope these 7 Real Ways to Reduce Stress help you relax and regain your composure during this busy season. Leave a comment below to let me know your best ways to reduce stress and be sure to find out more about Lysine+ by clicking here.
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