When you are overwhelmed by mental and emotional stress, it can take over your entire life. You lose focus and motivation, your self-confidence is shot, and sometimes it is hard to just get out of bed. It is important that you take care of your mental health just as much as your physical health. These tools can help.
Aromatherapy Oils and Diffusers
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the aroma from essential oils and plant extracts to heal your mind and body. It is an excellent way to find relief from all types of stress, whether you have stress from work and finances, or personal relationships and self-improvement goals. There are many ways to use aromatherapy oils, including adding a diffuser to your bedroom to enjoy the aromas for relaxation, putting a few drops in the bathtub, or simply opening the bottle and taking a whiff. Some good aromatherapy oils to consider are:
* Lavender for relaxation and strength
* Rose for reducing stress
* Frankincense for relaxation
* Marjoram for emotional pain
* Bergamot to relieve anxiety
* Chamomile to calm the body
* Lemon for its refreshing qualities
* Geranium for a boost in mood
Adult Coloring Books For Stress Relief
Another tool to consider for reducing your emotional or mental stress is with coloring books. Adult coloring books are becoming popular, not just for the fun of them, but because of the various benefits they provide you. When you color, you focus on the colors you want to use, your coloring technique, and the different shapes or designs in the book. This allows you to do something tangible to relieve panic attacks and focus on something aside from what you are stressed about. My series of Mandalas for Mindfulness coloring books were specifically created by me, to help people that suffer from stress and anxiety. You would be very surprised just how beneficial coloring can be to the mind and the body.
Acupressure Wrist Bands
While acupressure is often done to improve physical stress, it can help aid mental stress as well. If you are going on a trip where you know nausea is sure to follow, such as due to being afraid of flying, then the emotional toll it takes on you can make you feel a lot worse. With an acupressure wrist band, you will experience some relief mentally and physically. These are great for reducing headaches and nausea, motion sickness, and general illness while traveling.