Unwind Tonight with Natural Stress Relief
By Alison Price Bergh
In these uncertain times, prioritizing relaxation and rejuvenation have never been so important. Stress and anxiety run rampant (especially if you are constantly engaging in social media) and we are all affected by the heavy energy that surrounds us during this time of upheaval.
This can affect many aspects of your physical, mental, and emotional states - your sleep, your energy, and your mental capacity to handle the uncertain nature of life. However, the good news is, you can add a few easy routines to your life that can help you move through with a positive stance. Try one or more of the following tactics and we know you will start to feel the beneficial effects right away!
Most people think that massage and bodywork are out of reach unless you have the time and resources to go to a spa. But it's possible to enjoy the benefits at home as well. Bodywork therapies such as massage, reiki, or craniosacral therapy can be beneficial in assisting the body to achieve homeostasis: the state of peace and balance within the internal environment.
When stress and trauma are stored in the body, it makes it even harder for the body to regenerate. Over time, this can create a laundry list of other problems such as inflammation, chronic pain, fatigue, digestive issues, and many more. Simple bodywork therapies, performed at home, can allow the parasympathetic nervous system to relax, creating a more conducive internal environment for everything to function.
CBD is an amazing natural product that is becoming more readily available and offers many potential benefits for mental, emotional, and physical health. Many individuals who have tried CBD have reported decreased symptoms of stress and anxiety, better sleep, and a reduction in inflammation and chronic pain. Users also experience better digestion, fewer headaches, and an overall sense of peace and calm.
Additionally, CBD is non-psychoactive, as most CBD products contain only trace amounts of THC. THC is the psychoactive component in the hemp plant and can cause symptoms such as anxiety, paranoia, or feelings of impairment. Since CBD only contains trace amounts of this compound, these effects are less likely to occur.
As CBD is becoming even more accessible, it's becoming easier to incorporate into your daily routine. CBD can be consumed through hemp flower pre-rolls, CBD-infused salve, and CBD wax through a vape. CBD Flower is an excellent way to experience the full-body benefits of CBD quickly, and there are many products that make CBD flower easy and accessible to use, whenever you feel you need some support with maintaining peace and calm in your life.
Aromatherapy is a time-tested way to improve your environment and enact benefits for your mental and emotional self while you're at it. This knowledge has been passed down from generation to generation with the intent to improve the lives of all who hear it. Essential oils work with the limbic system, creating an internal environment conducive to healing by transferring the beneficial properties of plants directly into the brain and bloodstream.
There are many ways to incorporate essential oils into your daily routine: use candles made with relaxing oils such as Cedar, Lavender, and Orange, or room sprays made with invigorating oils like Rosemary, Lemon, and Eucalyptus. You can also make your own skin moisturizing oil using olive oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil. Then, add your favorite essential oil - Rose and Geranium are preferred additions for skincare, and they are also very comforting and supportive of the emotional system.
As you can see, the plethora of natural products available can make your life calmer and more peaceful and help you achieve greater well-being. Stress and tension can feel inescapable, but they can be combated through a little planning and aid from the supportive energy of nature. Choose one or more of the ideas above, and you will start to experience the benefits in your mind, body, and spirit that are sustainable, nourishing, and restorative for years to come.