If you have been following me for a while you will have seen my initial Ways to relax and de-stress. Well, I have been doing some more research on that very subject and came up with a few more tips of ways to de-stress that I want to share with you.
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Eat Potassium high foods
Bananas, potatoes are great examples of potassium high foods. Potassium helps lower your blood pressure which has a tendency to rise when you are stressed. Also, research shows that it can protect your body from the negative side effects of stress.
Now when we say potatoes, that doesn’t mean we can reach for potato crisps and think it counts. No! A baked potato or roast potatoes are both really good options. This is because we also want to keep it healthy and make sure your cholesterol stays in a healthy place.
A fantastic thing to have for breakfast or morning tea snack is a banana smoothie. It’s healthy, it’ll give you a great boost for the day. If you add a tablespoon of peanut butter, they taste amazing. I dare you to try and message me your thoughts, you won’t be sorry!
Have a live plant in your work space
You will have noticed I specified live plant. Fake plants, as pretty as they are won’t do what a live one will when helping your stress levels.
Plants actively purify the air and help calm you down and induce a relaxation response, not to mention they look pretty. Pop down to your local store and get a cute plant for your desk or work space area and enjoy the wonderful calming effect it has on your body.
You are probably thinking ‘Well duh!’. A lack of sleep has a profound effect on our body’s ability to respond positively to stress triggers. If you are struggling with sleep, try using a meditation app (as spoke about in my previous post on this subject), or sprinkle some lavender essential oil next to your pillow (2-3 drops at the very most). Lavender is proven to have a wonderful calming effect on our bodies.
I sometimes bring my diffuser down from my room, and have that on with some lavender oil to help with relaxation if I am really wound up while I work.
Yes you read that right!! WebMD reports that kissing relieves stress by helping the brain release endorphins and let’s face who doesn’t love a good old fashioned make out sesh. You have complete permission to grab that special someone in your life and enjoy a fabulous kiss to help relieve any stress you are experiencing.
If you have any further de-stressing and relaxation techniques, I would love hear about them. Please pop them in the comments
Until next time…