5 Steps to beat stress

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the past few weeks have left me feeling rather anxious and drained. I suppose its that time of the year where I’m doing everything and anything to finish and do my best. I’ve recently taken on many new opportunities, including starting my own business. Last night while I was working I suddenly hit a panic – that came out of nowhere.

Below are some tips that help me get through this busy time of the year and they might just help you too! Remember to FOCUS ON YOURSELF!

1. Organized Life = Organized Mind

I find that making lists makes it much easier to manage all of the chaos that’s happening in my brain on a daily basis. Every Sunday morning, I sit and plan my week ahead. The first thing I do when I wake up is plan what I need to do for the day – otherwise, I feel like I can’t manage.

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2. Burn a Candle or Essential Oils

Scent can have such an empowering effect on your overall attitude and mood. I love nothing more than a beautiful scent in the room which keeps me happy. I either burn a candle or I burn essential oils in an oil burner with some water so that it’s not too overpowering. My favourite Essential Oils are Juniper Berry and Rosemary.

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3. Take time to enjoy a bath or a shower

Most nights I take a really hot, misty shower. I have a mixture of eucalyptus oil and water in a spray bottle which I spray into the mist that helps clear my mind.

Baths can really work wonders for your body, mind, and soul. I take as many baths as I can but recently I haven’t been able to have as many baths, due to water restrictions. I use bathing as “me time” to just relax and take in the moment, do my favourite facial mask or even just listen to some music and sip some wine. I must just add that I enjoy adding two drops of essential oil into my bath to help me relax.

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4. Take breaks and get fresh air

Take the time to sit outside between work, with some coffee and breathe some fresh air into your lungs. It helps clear your mind after sitting behind a computer for hours!

2017-10-24 05.20.29 1.jpg5. Focus on your breathing.

Before I go to bed at night I use an app to help me focus on my breathing. The app is called Headspace and this app does wonders… I fall asleep almost immediately and have a good nights rest.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Wow Courts… this is what i need for the start of final matric exams! What an amazing way to have those ideas in the back of my mind when i get stressed out! Will keep this post to use when needed!

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