Everyone feels stressed from time to time, but should that anxiousness start to feel overwhelming, it’s best to know how to relax your body and mind quickly. We share our top tips on how to relieve stress with a good night’s sleep, a positive mindset and a soothing self-care routine.
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Take regular exercise
- Try a relaxing massage
- Practice yoga or meditation
- Take a warm bath
- Try CBD oil for anxiety
What Is Stress And What Causes It?
When you feel pressured or under threat, the body naturally releases two hormones: cortisol and adrenaline. If these hormone levels become too high, anxiety and stress kick in, affecting your mindset, mood and body.
Don’t worry though, we explain how to relieve stress with 6 simple tricks.
How To Relieve Stress 6 Ways
1. Get a good night’s sleep
You don’t need us to tell you that sleeping is a fundamental part of a healthy lifestyle. It improves concentration levels, mood and ability to cope with stress. Getting a good night’s rest also lowers the levels of cortisol in the body, promoting a healthy and stress-free mindset.
If you struggle to get to sleep, why not use an aromatic sleep spray to help relax the body and mind before bed? Our Wellness Sleep Mist, for instance, is formulated with mood-enhancing Jasmine, Patchouli and Frankincense to help you fall asleep faster and longer, and improve your mood when you wake. Simply spritz over the face or pillow before bed.
2. Exercise regularly
It might sound contradictory, but putting physical stress on the body can actually help to reduce mental stress on the mind. That’s because exercise lowers the production of cortisol (the stress hormone) and helps release endorphins that boost your mood. Exercise can also improve sleep and boost self-confidence by creating a sense of achievement.
Try getting at least 30 minutes of exercise in a day, preferably outside in the fresh air.
3. Try an essential oils massage
Stress doesn’t just affect the mindset, it can cause tension in the body too. The neck and shoulders, for example, are particularly prone to tension, while increased heart rate and high blood pressure have also been linked to stress. Our recommendation? End each day with a soothing massage to relieve muscle tension and promote a sense of calm.
The Sanctuary Spa De-Stress Body Balm boasts a rich, moisturising and self-heating formula infused with fragrant Ginger and calming Rosemary Oil that helps you to relax and unwind. It also relieves tired muscles and improves circulation. To enjoy its benefits, massage a pea-sized amount onto any tense areas (think the neck, shoulders and legs) before going to bed and let it work its magic overnight. Remember, a little goes a long way with this balm, so start small and only reapply if needed.
4. Practice meditation or yoga
Yoga and meditation can also help to reduce stress. The stretching relieves tension in the muscles, while controlled breathing relaxes the mind. Both activities have been shown to increase melatonin levels (the hormone that promotes sleep), and lower blood pressure and heart rate.
For best results, create a calm and quiet environment with soothing music and potted plants, then complete a simple 20-minute routine before bed to melt away the stresses of the day and prepare the mind for sleep.
5. Relax in a warm bath
Nothing beats a relaxing bubble bath at the end of a stressful week. Not only does it offer a calm space to sift through your thoughts, but it relaxes the body too.
For the ultimate soothing spa experience, add our Rose Gold Radiance Bath Salts and Foaming Bubble Bath to your soak. While the mineral-rich bath salts boast Wheat Germ Oil to help calm the mind and boost circulation, the bubble bath blends Wheat Proteins with Aloe Vera to leave skin feeling soft and silky-smooth.
Therapist’s Tip: To make the experience even more relaxing, why not light some candles, grab a good book and sip on a refreshing drink?
6. Try a CBD Oil for anxiety
CBD oil is another great way to reduce stress. It helps to regulate the stress hormone cortisol and combat insomnia, leaving you feeling calm and more relaxed.
Why not try our CBD Body Oil? Perfect for moments of stress, its aromatic, mood-enhancing fragrance deeply relaxes the body and mind, and promotes a better night’s sleep. It’s also versatile and can be applied to the pulse points throughout the day, massaged over the skin in the shower, or added to bathwater for a relaxing, scented soak.
Try the above tips to relieve stress and discover the method that works best for you! Or, explore our selection of wellness essentials on our website.
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