- Roman chamomile
- Ylang ylang
- Orange or orange blossom
Using scents to treat your mood is called aromatherapy. Several studies show that aromatherapy can decrease anxiety and improve sleep.
Reducing caffeine is an obvious one, I have cut down over the years and drink more water, but have been drinking a few more mugs since working from home so will refocus on that.
Write it down - One way to handle stress is to write things down. I already do this, you're reading it! Blogging helps me get my thoughts and feelings out, I've always been very open and honest about everything that happens in my life, I'm just always surprised anyone wants to read it.
It's also great to write down things you're grateful for, things that make you smile, that bring joy to your life and sunshine in your world. I find this really helps on days where everything feels like it's all a big pile of poo! There's are always positives you just have to look for them a little harder on days like that.
Oh course an obvious way to reduce stress is to spend time with friends and family which is why so many of us are stressed at this time because we haven't been able too! Use Zoom, it's the next best thing.
Laughter is the best medicine and I truly believe this, I love nothing more than to make others laugh and to laugh together with my tribe.
Yoga, mindfulness, deep breathing, listening to soothing music, spending time with your pets, spending time in nature. Find what works for you because we all get stressed at time.
After saying all that, I'm feeling pretty chilled this morning, I'm about to have a shower, then gonna walk Alfie before it gets too hot - please don't walk your dogs in the mid day sun, I drove past a lady yesterday, it was much too hot by then.
Here's to a delicious day,
Have a good one, hope to see some of you on my virtual workshop 5.30pm (link in Wolverhampton connect group on WW app)
Mwah, luv ya