Sometimes it takes an act of change to start the domino effect of stress relief. Like sitting down for 20 minutes to drink a cup of tea, exercise regularly, go for a walk, or even read your Bible. If it brings you peace and calm, then it is a good place to start. Stress can cause all sorts of medical conditions ranging from heart problems to back problems. We all have it, but how do we manage it?
This list of ideas will help you naturally reduce anxiety, and is for you:
If you stay home with your children, or not,
You are a special needs mom,
If you homeschool,
If you work from home or away,
If you care for a special needs child,
If you have multiple children,
If you recently had a baby,
If you are just plain tired!
Or, even a combination of any of these.
Herbs for tea, tincture or essential oil
St. John’s wort
Foods you can eat.
Eat a handful of raw nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, or other good quality fat.
Eat a high protein, light snack.
Eat extra foods high in omega-3s such as fish and walnuts.
Drink plenty of water, and take a multivitamin.
Eat only whole foods and organic and skip the sugar.
Take a nature walk with your children.
Go for a jog, while your kids ride their bikes alongside you.
Walk the dog.
Go for a swim if it’s hot enough, or just play near a creek or river.
Hold your breath for 10 seconds, and then slowly release it for 8.
Sit and read a story out loud with your children.
Read your Bible and pray.
Play and sing to praise music.
Go to a park and play with your children.
Plant a garden.
Natural sleep aids
St. John’s wort
Organize your closets and cabinets
Remodel a room
Deep clean and load up boxes to the Salvation Army or have a garage sale.
Let go of perfection.
Plan your meals and buy bulk.
Blessings to you and your family~Kim