Tips to help reduce stress
Step 1 Make time to connect with nature. Improve your wellbeing by getting out of the house with a daily walk or bike ride in the great outdoors. Even if it’s cold, wrap up well and enjoy as much sunshine as possible. Even 15 minutes of daylight on your hands and face will help top up your vitamin D levels.
Exercise is good for for you in many ways, helps you to sleep better, boosts endorphins, happy feelings, sunshine boosts vitamin D levels which is good for keeping colds at bay and good for immune system. Make the most of any winter sunshine.
Step 2 Ensure that you get at least 45 minutes of aerobic exercise daily, either outside, inside online or at a sports centre. Remember that there are dance classes as well as sporty activities that can make it more fun. If you can’t manage 45 mins, do what you can, a little is good for you.
Step 3 Take time out for yourself to do things you enjoy and find relaxing.
Step 4 Practice relaxation and meditation daily.
Step 5 Try and get a good nights sleep. Go to bed early if you are tired. Essential oils are good for relaxation and to help sleep, lavender, frankinscense, marjoram are some oils which help sleep.
Always book with a qualified aromatherapist for an aromatherapy massage and make sure you read up on any contra-indications and method to usage if you are using essential oils by yourself.