Let’s face it, between current events and the holiday season, it’s a stressful time for everyone, and it’s important for us to center ourselves in the moment. Here are some simple ways to quickly de-stress.
Find a Signature Scent
Smells can trigger different reactions from people, and you can actually start to associate scents with different emotions. An easy way to train your brain to do that is to find a scent you love, whether it be with a scented candle or an essential oil diffuser, and put that on while doing something you enjoy. Eventually, your body will associate the smell with chill time, and the moment you get home and smell that, you’ll know it’s time to relax.
Find the Sun
You’ll be surprised to learn how much natural light can make a difference in your mood. If you’re having an overwhelming week, take the time to get outside and catch some rays. If you live somewhere that’s overcast often, or you just don’t get much natural light in your house, consider investing in a natural light therapy lamp, it will mimic the calming effects of natural light!
It’s hard to relax while your muscles are tense, so get out of that chair and move your body! As your muscles loosen up, you’ll be able to feel your mood follow suit.
What’s your favorite way to find your inner peace and realign during stressful times? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on social media!