How to Relieve Stress Naturally With These Easy Helps

how to relieve stress naturallyEpisode 60- We’ve been talking about emotional eating and how bad it is for your health. Last week, I discussed how to take simple steps to stop emotional eating. But, what can you do to handle the stress instead of satisfying that urge to eat? In this episode, I talk about how to relieve stress naturally with some easy helps. These include natural remedies as well as some other things you can do in the moment without any prep work. Let’s get started!

How to Relieve Stress Naturally

Some of the best ways for how to relieve stress naturally don’t require any special tools or foods. Sometimes, it’s a matter of attitude, self-talk, breath exercises, and other quick and easy things you can do in the moment. Sometimes, it’s as easy as meditating on God’s Word. Here are some great ways you can de-stress and enjoy the holidays.

Focus on the positive

Very often, we focus on the hurtful, the frustrating, the overwhelming, and all the other negative stuff instead of the positive things. Every time you are tempted to dwell on the negative, find a way to turn it into a positive. For example, traffic and parking lot etiquette is terrible and frustrating. But, it also gives you more time in the car alone so you can praise Jesus and pray.

Express gratitude

This is directly related to focusing on the positive. Stress seems to bring out the grumbling complainer in all of us. We might complain about how Uncle Joe is late again or Mom embarrassed you with that same story as last year. Maybe it’s a child or spouse who won’t help clean or cook. Whatever it is, expressing gratitude and again, thinking positive, will help diffuse your rising anger, stress, and frustration.

Go outdoors and/or do something just for fun

Taking a walk outside or doing something for no other reason than to just have fun are great ways to diffuse stress. Laughing together, walking in the bright sunlight, getting cozy with hot cocoa and a movie, all of these things can instantly change the tension in the air.

Some other ideas…

  • Listen to worship music
  • Stress balls, fidget toys, adult coloring books
  • Weighted blanket, yes, even for adults!

How to Relieve Stress Naturally with Essential Oils

  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Clary Sage
  • Mandarin
  • Marjoram
  • Spikenard
  • Ylang Ylang

Or with Herbs…

 

 

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