Self-care doesn't mean escaping to some expensive spa day retreat. Although, that does sound tempting! However, most of us are stuck adulting and need to be a little more practical with our stress management. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to pamper your mind and body in the comfort of your own house. Here are our favorite ways to destress at home so you can feel more relaxed!
1. Breathing Exercises
If stress response were a fire, your breathing is the extinguisher. When we experience stress, it can cause racing thoughts, high blood pressure, and muscle tension. That's a lot of stimulation for a worried mind.
Deep breathing can help you hit the reset button. It draws your scattered attention on one singular focus. Anytime you need to destress at home, start paying attention to your breath. Actively try to elongate each inhale and exhale, counting along to every cycle. You'll feel relaxed in no time!
2. Draw A Bath
Bathtime is the ultimate form of self-care. Sometimes, it's the only time we get to be alone. This solitude might be enough to reduce stress.
Upgrade the experience by adding some bath salts to the water. Amaki Flower & Bath Salts Soak stimulates a relaxation response from the body.
This all-natural bath soak is enriched with Dead Sea and Epsom salts that promote muscle relief for the physically active. It also has a blend of lavender essential oils and flowers that will have you falling asleep in no time!
Sometimes relaxing at home just needs a touch of flowers. Escape to a stress-free oasis with bMAKER's Bulk Botanical Flowers Kit.
Every night is an adventure in stress relief.Mix and match ultra-hydrating and relaxing botanicals, including jasmine, rosebuds, lavender, marigold, chamomile, and pink rose petals.
Also, add a couple of drops of the Absolute Rose essential oil that's included. You'll capture your natural glow with his skin-soothing self-care treatment!
3. Read A Book
Reading isn't just fundamental. It's one of the best ways to destress at home. In fact, one study found that reading relaxes the body 68% faster than other relaxation techniques.
Even better, reading is an inexpensive habit. Browse your local library's catalog online to check out the latest best-sellers or classics. Maybe pick up a how-to book about something you're interested in learning.
Learning new information helps create new pathways in the brain. You can feel a sense of accomplishment and confidence by acquiring these new skills.
4. Diffuse Stress with Essential Oils
Essential oils interact with our bodies in a unique way. These aromatic molecules can bypass the blood-brain barrier by traveling through our nostrils.
Inhaling a pure essential oil can provide fast-acting stress relief. Terpenes in essential oils stimulate our olfactory system, which can influence our stress hormones.
Simply add a couple of drops to a diffuser full of water to infuse your atmosphere with mood-boosting terpenes. Otherwise, you can inhale directly from the bottle.
Popular essential oils for stress relief include:
- Roman Chamomile Oil
- Ylang-Ylang Oil
- Lavender Oil
- Bergamot Oil
- Rose Oil
5. Sip Away Problems with Tea
Drinking herbal tea provides the body with antioxidants that can support a healthy mood, weight, and heart rate. Adding tea to your stress management is a tasty way to provide your body with a variety of unique herbs and botanicals.
Our Botanicals Healing Tea contains a unique blend of detoxifying natural ingredients, including:
- White Oak Bark - Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory
- Plantain Herb - Improves Skin Conditions
- Comfrey Root - Soothes Injured Muscles
- Black Walnut Hulls - Lowers Blood Pressure & Cholesterol
- Chaparral Herb - Detoxifies Liver
- Burdock Root - Detoxifies Blood
- Marshmallow Root - Regulates Digestive System
- Nettle Leaf - Reduces Stress Hormones
For once, something that tastes good helps you feel good. Promote a healthy body with herbal tea and foster a stress-free mind.
6. Daily Support With Tranquilene
One-third of the population experiences daily stress. The stress response of 49% of people hinders their lifestyles. Regain hormonal balance with daily supplements like Tranquility Labs' Tranquilene Total Calm.
This formula is fortified with botanicals, vitamins, and minerals that counteract an overabundance of stress hormones. It contains carefully curated ingredients that promote GABA production. GABA is an inhibitory hormone that helps us remain calm and focus.
It also contains vitamins and amino acids necessary for serotonin production. Serotonin is our joy molecule. Adequate serotonin levels make tasks seem less stressful so that we can tackle them with a clearer mind!
How to Destress Yourself At Home
Stress relief doesn't need to be stressful. A little self-care goes a long way. Do little things for yourself throughout the day that will make you feel good. In turn, you will naturally feel less stressed.
Make sure you practice daily exercise, meditation, and healthy eating. Supplement your wellness routine with relaxing bath soaks or diffusing essential oils. Clear your mind with a good book and a warm cup of tea.
Lastly, offer your body daily support with GABA and serotonin-boosting supplements, like Tranquilene Total Calm. Indulge in some de-stressing TLC. You deserve it!
- Breathing exercises and drawing a bath can lower your blood pressure and heart rate.
- Reading a book can relax the mind and open new pathways in the brain.
- Infusing baths with botanicals and sea salts can improve your skin and mood.
- Daily support with Tranquilene can help ease daily stress.
BONUS RECIPE: Stress Relieving Lavender Lemon Balm Iced Tea
- 1 quart filtered water
- 1 cup fresh lemon balm leaves
- 4 sprigs of fresh lavender leaves
- 1-2 Tablespoons of raw honey per quart
- Lemon slices and/or a lavender flower (optional)
-Bring the water to a boil in a large pot.
-Add the lemon balm and lavender leaves to the water. Remove the pot from the heat, cover, and steep for 30 minutes.
-Strain out the leaves and pour the tea into a glass container of your choice.
-Stir in the honey. Enjoy this tea warm, or chill for iced tea.