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Stress Relief Tips You Can Use Today

 

Feeling stressed out? Feel like you need a break, but can’t find the time to take one? Here are some simple green tips to help you let go of the stress you are feeling, relax, and say awwww. I do at least one of these things every day, usually more and it really helps to keep my stress level down and positive energy up.

* Grab a steaming cup of coffee, tea, chai, or cocoa and find somewhere cozy and quiet to enjoy just one cup. I start my day with a nice cup of decaf coffee and then have a cup of tea at the end of my workday and it always relaxes me.

* Spend 30 minutes doing an outside activity that you love. Some of our favorites {Jayson and I}are stopping at the driving range to hit a bucket of balls, going for a bike ride, gardening, or taking a walk by the stream. We try to do at least one of these things every night after dinner.

* Spend at least 20 minutes a day getting some type of exercise. My favorites are aerobics, yoga, cycling, and swimming. I exercise every day because I have found it to be the one thing that has the largest impact on my mental and physical well being.

* Take a soothing bath with a relaxing essential oil such as lavender. I don’t do this nearly as often as I would like, maybe once a month because I worry about wasting so much water, therefore it isn’t relaxing for me.

* Curl up in a nice cozy spot with a good book, journal, or your iPod and unwind. Jayson and I read every night and it is much more relaxing than watching TV.

* Enjoy a nice glass of biodynamic or Organic wine on your patio or outside space. My favorites wines are Jayson’s Homemade Wine, Parducci’s, and Quivira Vineyards.

* Snuggle up with your favorite furry friend or loved one. Olive our French Bulldog is excellent for this, bulldogs think they are lap dogs and love to cuddle, Jayson is pretty good at this as well. 

* Spend 15 minutes meditating. Find somewhere quiet, sit, breath slowing (in and out through your nose) and clear your mind of all of the stresses of the current day, this is excellent for relaxation.

How do you relax and free yourself from stress?
What have you found to be the most relaxing activity that you do?

4 Responses to Stress Relief Tips You Can Use Today

  1. one4earth July 7, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    great tips! the snuggling with fur babies is my fav of course! LOL

  2. Sweet Greens July 7, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    Hi one4earth,
    I have to agree, the unconditional love from a pet always makes me feel better.
    xo..

  3. Linda July 24, 2009 at 5:29 pm #

    Thank you for the reminder that I need to take some time for myself. I love all of these ideas add a little painting time and the stress just flows away.
    Linda
    ribbonsrosesandmore.com

  4. Sweet Greens July 24, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    Hi Linda, You are right. Sometimes we really just have to remind ourselves to take a relaxing break. Painting time sounds lovely.
    xo.

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