1. GET A HOUSE OR OFFICE PLANT.
Give your self a break and head out for a walk in a local park or, better yet, get lost in nature. It has been found that reconnecting with nature relaxes the body and reduces stress. What is interesting is that you dont need to leave your office. Just by adding a plant or greenery can achieve a similar result. When plants were added to hospital rooms, they saw a reduction in stress in patients.
2. GIVE YOURSELF A HAND MASSAGE.
We use hands a lot, and they get a lot of use and wear and tear. Give your hands a massage with some excellent body lotion or shea butter. Choose a fragrance and essential oil that you enjoy and leave a bottle at your desk. If you want to give your whole body a way to relax, enjoy a home spa and get a kit like lovery offers that will let you massage and relax your entire body.
3. AVOID SCREENS BEFORE BEDTIME.
After a long day, it's a great way to relax, but too much tv close to sleep can be effect sleep. As you get closer to sleep, Melatonin is produced to get the body ready to sleep. The blue light in screens interrupts that process and effects sleep. We want you to have a good deep sleep, which naturally leads to less stress and a more relaxed mood.
4. EAT A BANANA.
Bananas are great in smoothies, baking, and raw. The potassium helps to regulate your blood pressure, which will, in turn, give you that edge to stay calm and relaxed. High-quality Chocolate with a high cocoa butter percentage also has similar results.
5. INDULGE IN SOME CITRUS.
While we are on the subject of food affecting our mood, citrus fruits have been found to help. Vitamin C is well known to be good for us, but one thing we saw recently is it can help the body handle the physical and psychological effects of stress.
6. LISTEN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC.
Music can have a fantastic ability to change our mood. It can get us in the mood to dance and can help us be ready to push in a race. Find the right music to get you in a relaxing feeling to put you in that relaxed mood. It can be a bit of hit and miss, but when you find that music, you'll know it. The relaxation will be at the next level.