In today’s busy society, stress, anxiety and tension can regularly impact our health and wellbeing.
But reducing stress can be as simple as setting time aside for yourself and incorporating relaxation into your daily routine.
Our stress reduction and relaxation techniques can be a cost-effective way to help you stop, breathe and let go of negative tension, and they are all $20 or less.
Essential Oils – Dusk Sleep Assist Oil $20
Aromatherapy is proven to relieve stress and promote sleep and essential oils come in many different aromas including lavender, rose or cedar wood. Try rubbing a few drops of essential oil onto your temple to relieve tension. Alternatively, add a couple of drops of essential oil into a spray bottle with water and spray onto your pillow before going to bed each night. Essential oils are very versatile and can be added to your bath, used in a diffuser or vaporizer,or applied directly on your skin - the possibilities are endless.
Meditation and visualisation – Headspace Meditation App $20
Experience the benefits of meditation and visualization with the Headspace app. The app provides information about the science behind meditation and mindfulness as well as tips for practicing meditation and visualisation. The Headspace research outlines how meditation is proven to positively impact stress, focus and mood. Don’t expect to mediate perfectly the first time, meditation is a relaxation technique that takes practice.
Herbal Tea – Pukka Relax Tea $8
Drinking tea is proven to improve your health and wellbeing. Tea is associated with lowering cholesterol, encouraging weight loss and promoting greater mental alertness. Whether you’re taking time out to enjoy a quick cup of tea at home or spending time catching up with a friend, tea can help relax your central nervous system.
Write a journal – Officeworks Journal $4
Keeping a journal is an effective way to manage stress by outlining all the positive experiences and elements in your life. Being grateful can cancel out negative thoughts and worries. A journal can be used to write about new tasks and hobbies as well as your accomplishments and can be used to relive fond memories.
Incorporating relaxation techniques into your daily routine can help you to better understand what triggers stress as well as help you to manage stress to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
We all know there’s no place like the comfort of your own home.