So you’re walking along your healthy path, but that pesky thing known as stress pops up from time to time. It’s an inevitable part of life, but it’s how you handle that occasional stress that can support you in the long term.
While it may not always be easy to drag our minds from thinking too much in a stressful situation, there are steps we can take to help support a calm, at-ease mind and body.
Below are just a few actionable tips that may help you support stress levels and find your calm.
Practicing positive affirmations (thoughts that you repeat to yourself) is one way to encourage positive thinking. In times of stress, positive thinking may help to steer your mind in a different direction.
Meditating and mindfulness techniques have been used for thousands of years. Meditating is a great way to take some time to connect to a universal force of goodness.
There are many free ways to find guided meditations like phone apps, YouTube, and podcasts. You can also find a local meditation group or class. Or, find time to sit in stillness with yourself and your own breath, vision, or mantra.
As a specific example, you can try incorporating deep breathing exercises which may have positive results as a mind-body practice.
One way that we like to help avoid too much stress is by staying organized with time management.
Time blocking is one way to take control of your time. When you know the things that you need and want to do each day, you can plan ahead and map out your day so that you won’t be worrying that there’s something left or forgotten about.
By utilizing this time management technique, we hope that you can feel a sense of happiness while working towards your goals.
Think back to the last time you exercised. How did you feel after?
Besides being potentially sore and out of breath, we hope you were in a pretty good mood! While more research needs to be done (and we would love to see more on this topic), at least one study suggests that healthy individuals who exercise regularly may have fewer negative effects from occasional stress.
You can even take it a step further and do your exercise outdoors — where the vitamin D your body makes during sun exposure may support your mood!
Did you know that there are supplements that may help support stress levels? Below are just a few that we offer that may help you support calm, homeostasis, and occasional stress.
L-Theanine is found primarily in green and black tea and some mushrooms, and it may help support relaxation. This amino acid may also ease occasional anxiety and stress while supporting memory and thinking skills (cognitive function).
Magnesium may help to provide a calm, restful mood for a good night's sleep while regulating the body’s stress response.
A blend of 8 herbs that may support feelings of calmness and relaxation and help achieve homeostasis.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has a long history of traditional use as a calming, sleep-supporting plant, from around the 2nd century, to the modern day!
There are so many benefits that this herb, Melissa officinalis, may be able to offer you. Among them are cognition, memory, and occasional stress support!
This blend contains herbs that may assist your child’s mind and body by helping the body better manage stressors, calm the nervous system, and support cognition, which may allow for focus, attention, and relaxation.
Used in traditional Ayurveda for centuries, Ashwagandha Root may help to alleviate occasional stress and regulate homeostasis.
Discover all of the supplements above to help find your calm, plus many more to support your healthy lifestyle!
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