Some women professionals believe that they do not have the time, resources, or finances, to get professional help with the Stress that invades their life. If that sounds like you , keep reading because there is a treatment for stress that does not require you to see a doctor and take a pill.
Taking control of your life and finding the type of stress therapy that works for you can strip stress out of
your life, leaving you healthier and happier, with more time and energy to do what you love.
You know the symptoms of stress. You know how it can take over your life if you allow it. But…developing your own treatment for stress may be challenging. I can help!
Below are the five treatments for stress which I highly recommend. Using one or more of these stress therapies can ensure that chronic stress does not ruin your health and steal your happiness.
Aromatherapy: The Ultimate Treatment for Stress
Many people are skeptical about the power of aromatherapy. It is not pseudo-science. Aromatherapy utilizes very real neural pathways in the brain to calm the body and ease the stress of the mind. Humans have no more powerful sense than their sense of smell. It is infallible and it is deeply linked to our emotions. Certain smells can trigger very real physical reactions. There are smells that can tell the mind and the body that it is time to calm down and destress.
Aromatherapy is a wide and varied field, and there are lots of different ways you can incorporate calming scents into your day. One of the best ways is with an oil diffuser. I use oil diffusers in my bedroom and living room and add Lavender oil to create a soothing environment.
I’ve also used scented candles, though they cannot be left burning unattended and are therefore not the best option for those looking for a consistent solution.
EcoTherapy: The New Treatment for Stress
While ecotherapy isn’t necessarily new, it is just now getting the recognition that it deserves. Its basic tenets include going out into nature and communing with it. Understanding your role in the world ecosystem, and participating in activities that help care for the planet.
Ecotherapy is a great option for anyone who wants to experience the very real healing power of nature and who believes that finding their place in the ecosystem could bring them clarity and rejuvenation.
Fortunately, I live near a beach and there is nothing more soothing than walking in the sand, or sitting on the beach and listening to the waves crash ashore.
But I also enjoy hiking, backyard camping, and bird watching. I simply place some breadcrumbs strategically on my patio and within minutes some birds join me for my stress-busting eco-therapy session of the day!
Once I took the time to look for them and find them, I realized that nature has an abundant supply of stress relievers, and I became a firm believer in eco-therapy.
This treatment for stress is ideal for those that find themselves calmed in the embrace of nature. It turns the mind inward and strives for mindfulness, self-reflection, and ultimately creating a more centered and emotionally intelligent person.
Gardening Therapy: The Green Treatment for Stress
Like ecotherapy, gardening therapy uses the power of nature to heal a person. If you feel centered, loved, and welcomed in nature, gardening might be the ideal option for you—but only if it soothes you, rather than stresses you out further.
Many people find that they love the feeling of warm earth underneath their hands and the smell of green things in the sun. If this is the case for you, find a couple of plants that grow well in your climate and start caring for them.
You don’t have to grow your own food. A few pots of flowers can be just as soothing as a huge tomato garden. Or try a butterfly garden, a rock garden, or a rose garden. Do what works for you, your schedule, and your environment.
It can be more frustrating than soothing to try to grow something that does not do well in your climate, so look for plants that will thrive where you live.
Massage Therapy: A Great Treatment for Stress
When my friend started suffering from chronic migraines (she had a migraine every single day, no matter what she ate, how much she slept, or how much exercise she got), her doctor finally recommended that she start a massage therapy regimen.
It sounded a little silly at first, but once she started the therapy and learned how to relax her muscles and relieve physical stress, the migraines went away.
Massage therapy is not just getting massages from a professional masseuse—it is also learning how to relax your body so that you do not hold the tension and stress of your everyday life in your muscles.
For the ultimate in relaxation and stress-busting, try combining aromatherapy with massage therapy, and feel your stress evaporate instantly. I treat myself to a professional massage at least every three months, and I take along my essential oils for that extra boost of shooting.
Be sure to try different kinds of massage therapy too. I have tried reflexology and hot stone massage! It’s simply divine!
For regular massage therapy at home and at work, I recommend investing in a good massage pillow or massage chair.
Pet Therapy: The Furriest Treatment for Stress
Not everyone loves animals, but those who do will feel instantly calmer and happier in their presence.
There’s a reason that people who deal with chronic anxiety are often prescribed “comfort animals” by their doctors. You can prescribe yourself a comfort animal, too. Research has shown that dog and cat owners have lower blood pressure and less heart disease than those who do not.
If you can, adopt a pet. Having something that loves you unconditionally and that just wants your attention (and food) can be extremely soothing. If you cannot adopt a pet, consider volunteering at a local animal shelter, borrowing a friend’s pet when you want to go for a walk or play with a dog or cat, or becoming a foster household for pets.
Because of my travel schedule owning a dog turned out to be challenging. So I decided to invest in a fish pond, with water lilies, gold fish and a water fountain. Simply Serene! The ideal ambiance for peace and serenity.
These ideas to treat stress are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many home remedies for stress that you can start using in the comfort of your home to reduce stress and improve your well-being!
There is also an abundance of specific stress management activities that you can incorporate into your daily routine to become more stress-resilient using natural methods only.
The power to beat stress and face complex challenges is in your hands. Use it!
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