7 Self-Care Tips After A Stressful Day

You have so much work to do, errands to run, getting a parking ticket, getting yelled at, and everything is just not going your way. It was a stressful day. Everyone experiences days when they can’t seem to find peace because of everything that gets thrown at them. On stressful days like these, we like to practice these 7 self-care habits to ease our mind, body, and soul.

Listen to Soothing White Noise

If you can’t get your mind to rest because of all the stressful thoughts running through your brain, listening to white noise will help mute those thoughts, and will let you relax. Gentle rain noises are great for relaxation.

Aromatherapy

Using aromatic essential oils to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit, aromatherapy enhances both physical and emotional health. Put a couple drops of lavender essential oil in your diffuser or an essential oil roller ball specifically for stress relief/relaxation to ease the daily stress off your mind, body, and spirit.

Meditate

Meditating will give you a break from all the stressful thoughts that’s troubling your mind, body and soul. Ultimately, letting you experience peace and relaxation. Sit or lie comfortably. Close your eyes. Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally. Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.

Eat some CHOCOLATES!

In moderation of course. It is scientifically proven that eating dark chocolate reduces stress. They also found nibbling on this treat improves your mood, memory and immunity.

Write About Things You’re Grateful For

When we are under stress, positivity goes out the window. Being able to ground yourself through writing about things you are grateful for will help relieve your mind of stress, and you will have a more positive outlook and mood.

Write About Things You’re Grateful For

When we are under stress, positivity goes out the window. Being able to ground yourself through writing about things you are grateful for will help relieve your mind of stress, and you will have a more positive outlook and mood.

Stretch

There are so many benefits to stretching, and they’re not all physical; it can have significant impact on your emotional state as well. When we are stressed, it’s natural for our muscles to tense up. The slow, calculated movement of stretching is calming to the mind and relieves tension. This makes stretching a very simple but effective way to reduce stress.

Talk to someone about how you’re feeling

Keeping things inside only lets them build up and it becomes more stressful. When you share your feelings with another person, it does help relieve stress. But it's important that the person whom you talk to is someone whom you trust and whom you feel can understand and validate you. Talking out loud about what’s going on in your head and explaining it to someone else, even if you think it doesn’t make sense, helps you to clarify the things that are stressing you.