Relieve Stress at Work or Home with Natural Remedies and Feel Better All Day
The ringing phones, constant emails, and important meetings can easily create stress at work. If you find yourself working from home, the stress level can still be present. However, it can be managed with natural remedies you can bring with you and keep in your desk. You can control the stress in your life by making simple changes.
If you need to relieve stress at work reach for one of these solutions:
1. Replace your soda or coffee with a water bottle. A study published in Psychosomatic Medicine from Duke University Medical Center found that caffeine compounds stress. Caffeine causes the body to release more stress hormones while changing how the mind perceives issues.
Enhance your water’s flavor with pieces of fruit like blueberries, watermelon, raspberries, or lemon. Or give a few leaves of lemon bam, peppermint, or rose or hibiscus petals to your water.
2. Use essential oils to improve your mood and decrease stress. Inhaling essential oils is a powerful way to enhance your well-being. They are easy to store in an office desk and can be used throughout the day.
Lavender, chamomile, and lemon essential oils are commonly used to improve the mood. Creeping work headache try a few sniffs of rosemary or eucalyptus.
3. Sprinkle herbs on your lunch at work. Herbs can affect emotions, so adding the right ingredients to your food can help relieve stress. A couple of small bottles of herbs can be stored in your desk and used during lunchtime every day.
Cardamom is a popular spice that can relieve stress by increasing the antioxidants in the body. It’s frequently used in Indian dishes, and it can be added to many meals.
It also smells excellent I sometimes keep a pod in pocket and smell it when I feel stressed.
Lemon balm increases calmness and alertness. According to the study, “Attenuation of laboratory-induced stress in humans after acute administration of Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm),” this powerful herb decreases stress by reducing anxiety.
Holy basil is part of the mint family, and it’s another herb capable of reducing stress. It’s not the same as the common basil added to pasta dishes or tomato sauces. Holy basil has antioxidant qualities that improve the mood.
4. Use herbal teas to soothe your mind and help relieve stress at work. Avoid the caffeine and stress that come with coffee by choosing herbal teas. There are decaffeinated versions available in a variety of flavors.
Passionflower is a potent stress reducer. Passionflower tea tastes mild and pleasant.
Hibiscus tea is packed with vitamin c a potent antioxidant that we know is responsible for keeping our immune systems healthy. It also contains iron.
Chamomile tea is a popular choice because it increases relaxation and can decrease anxiety.
Nettle tea can help nourish your body, and nervous system.
Green tea soothes the nerves with its antioxidant and L-theanine content. L-theanine is an amino acid linked to stress relief. Studies show it can positively change brain waves.
5. Relieve stress at work by adding stress-relieving objects to your desk. Offices are bland and boring, but desk decorations can add a touch of home and quick mental escape. They’re a fun distraction that is capable of cutting down the stress at work.
- Water fountains provide soothing sounds that contribute to a relaxing atmosphere.
- Try a white noise machine or put on some headphones to block out excess noise.
- Add an easy to care for plant or bring in flowers to your workspace every once in a while.
- Zen gardens are an ancient technique for relieving stress. Raking sand, organizing stones, and shaping the gardens clears the mind. Or use children’s building blocks or a doodle pad.
- Newton’s cradles are popular desk objects. However, the cradles offer more than a study of the law of conservation of momentum. They help relax the mind and improve focus.
- Take time out to laugh!! Laughter is an excellent way to relieve stress.
- Get a break? Take a short walk outside if you can to help relieve stress at work.
- Try these natural remedies to manage your stress at work. You’ll calm your nerves and lighten your mood.
Relieve Stress Aromatherapy Recipes
Relax and Let Go
- 10 drops Tangerine essential oil
- 10 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
- 10 drops Patchouli essential oil
- 10 drops Bergamot essential oil
- ¼ of the bottle size should have grain alcohol.
- Add to a 4 oz. mister
Add the essential oils to the mister bottle and then add the water, cap, and shake well. Mist your body, or the area around you.
This blend is good for nagging issues and stresses.
- 20 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil
- 15 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) essential oil
- 10 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) essential oil
- ¼ of the bottle size should have grain alcohol.
- Add to a 4 oz. misting bottle.
Add the essential oils to the mister bottle and then add the water, cap, and shake well. Feel tired or need a lift? This blend is for you.
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