It’s not uncommon to deal with general stress and anxiety throughout the year. Between work commitments, family obligations, and social commitments, i
It’s not uncommon to deal with general stress and anxiety throughout the year. Between work commitments, family obligations, and social commitments, it can feel overwhelming trying to balance it all. In many cases, we find ourselves unsure how to break out of our sombre mood and rediscover excitement and joy in our daily lives.
Finding healthy relaxation and mindfulness habits are essential to sustaining the demands of daily life without experiencing burnout. This can mean many things for many people, depending on what relaxation and stress and anxiety relief mean to you.
The benefit of this is that you can often tailor standard practices to fit your unique lifestyle. It’s all about finding the methods and tools that will help you lower your anxiety and find more peace in your day.
This September, try any or all of these techniques and embrace a more stress-free life.
Yoga or Meditation
When it comes to mindfulness, yoga and meditation are two key practices that we recommend incorporating into your daily routine. The goal of both practises is to connect your mind and your body and to allow calmness to enter both.
The benefit of yoga and meditation is they can both decrease stress by teaching you to be more mindful in various aspects of your thoughts and throughout your day — they’re known to decrease the production of cortisol, which is the main stress hormone.
Experiment with CBD
In recent years, more studies have been conducted as to the therapeutic benefits of CBD. Derived from the cannabis plant, CBD is a compound that does not contain any THC, which is the property that creates psychoactive feelings in the body.
Incorporating CBD has been known to help decrease stress and anxiety and psychological feelings of anxiety. There are several unique products on the market, including edibles, teas, and the latest products from Olli Brands, available in a variety of flavours and potencies.
When incorporating CBD, it’s important to start with the smallest dose to gauge how your body reacts to the compound. Once you’re able to gauge your body’s reaction, you can make an educated decision as to increasing or decreasing your dosage.
Spend More Time Outdoors
We spend so much time indoors, whether we’re at work or socializing with friends, that we often forget how beneficial it can be to clock in more hours outdoors. Spending time in natural environments can evoke feelings of calm and help decrease blood pressure and calm the mind.
These therapeutic properties can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. For some, being outdoors is simply sitting still and enjoying the outdoor space around your home. For others, it’s long hikes or walks by the water.
Find Relaxing Music
Music can be a powerful tool for relaxation. Before starting your day, consider playing gentle music to help your body wake up rather than immediately turning on a cell phone or laptop. At the end of your day, lie still in bed with the same music and see if your body can relax into a deeper sleep.
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