Many seek ways to hack their way to more money, a more productive workday, etc. It’s only a matter of time before people start finding ways to feel better.
Stress is a major enemy of peace of mind and it comes from all facets of life. Whether you need relief from work, child, spouse related, or any kind of stress, seek solace in these science-backed methods.
Divert Pain Away
Some doctors who work with those with chronic pain and illness suggest ways to divert the mind, and subsequently, teach the body to feel less pain and stress. Relaxation techniques for chronic pain include a combination of breathing, focus, and meditation to relieve the body of negative feelings, both physical and mental.
Light a Candle
Aromatherapy uses scents to influence the mind and body. Do additional research, visit forums, and discuss the different effects of particular aromas with in store employees. For example, the scent of lavender is known to facilitate feelings of well being. Light a candle while cooking, at the office, or when resting in the bathtub. Need an activity to do while the wick is lit? Try coloring; check out Apalon apps for Android.
Listen to Soothing Sounds
Aromatherapy relies upon the sense of smell to induce relaxation. However, auditory stimuli can also help people feel more relaxed and free of anxiety. Try listening to classical music at a lower volume. Such stimuli can lower the heart rate and blood pressure, and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Try using the method in settings where anxiety may be an issue, such as work. Listen to music at a low volume or try working with headphones (if permissible).
Some seek solace in drinking alcoholic beverages to inspire feelings of wellness. But, one does not need to get inebriated to welcome feelings of wellness. Particular teas, especially black tea, is known to lower levels of cortisol and increase feelings of happiness. Moreover, couple the drinking experience with a tranquil setting, such as a seat by the window, a view by water, etc.
Get a Massage
Some believe a massage is much more than an extravagant pleasure. Some schedule weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly massages due to the benefits. Obviously, masseuses do well in making the immediate experience pleasurable, but it’s believed that the pastime has lasting residual effects. Try keeping a diary and noticing your feelings before and after a scheduled massage.
If you are not particularly excited about the hands of another on your body, try a less hands-on method of body relaxation such as acupuncture, which does involve needles but no human contact.
Samantha Miles knows only too well the health problems that arise from stress. Turning her life around and trying to keep a mentality of peace and calm around her, she writes about keeping stress at bay.