Stress - How to manage it -naturally
Stress is the body's way of responding to demand or pressures. Did you know that stress can be physical, emotional or environmental?
With so many different types of stressors, eventually they may take a toll on your body without you even realizing.
Stress is an inevitable effect of a busy modern lifestyle; but you don’t have to let it take over your life. Often you are unable to overcome or avoid such stresses which can lead into experiencing some of the following symptoms:
- Craving salty or sweet foods
- Feeling generally unwell
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Mild Anxiety
- Muscle weakness.
- Poor mood
- Lowered immunity
If your experiencing one or more of these symptoms, there are number of things which you can do which may allow you to adjust or overcome to such symptoms.
Make time to do the things you love
We all have something we love in life whether it be cooking, exercising or even cleaning. Try and take the time out of your busy day to those things that you love and help you relax.
Get More Sleep
A good quality sleep can have an array of health benefits. It is when we’re asleep that our body repairs and rejuvenates. Aim for at least 8 hours and sleeping before midnight.
Exercise induces the release of endorphins in the body which is the body’s feel-good neurotransmitters. This can make you instantly feel less stressed and improve your overall mood, increase self-confidence, and improve sleep!
Exercise also helps to take your mind off whatever is stressing you, when you’re exercising you are usually focusing on the present moment and how your body is feeling.
Try and reduce your Caffeine Intake
Caffeine stimulates production of stress hormones, mainly cortisol, which gives you a temporary boost in energy levels, but can also contribute to levels of stress and insomnia in some people and can further deplete tired adrenals. Swap your morning coffee for a caffeine-free herbal tea instead.
Use herbs which are adaptogens
Adaptogens are herbs which aid in increasing resistance to physical, environmental, emotional or biological stressors and restoring normal physiological functions of the body. They are the perfect herbs to aid in reducing the effects of adrenal fatigue while increasing energy and reducing stress. Essentially, they help you to adapt to your status.