Keeping stress at bay in just minutes a day. Therapeutic grade essential oils can help release tension in the body, uplift the mood, increase focus, and support mental and emotional wellness. Feel free to place a drop of Lavender, Stress away, Lemon or Frankincense in the palm of your hand and cup over your nose and mouth and breathe deeply. Aromatherapy can be used to enhance any of the stress relieving techniques below:
Take a deep breath in for five counts expanding your lower abdomen, hold for 2 counts, exhale slowly for 8 counts completely releasing the air. Repeat 3-5 times.
Speak life over yourself. Pick an affirmation that you can repeat in stressful times. “I choose joy” “I choose happy” “I enjoy life” I am blessed.” When a stressful moment hits, choose to think positively.
Practice neck and shoulder rolls with deep breathing.
Take a walk for five minutes. Take in your surroundings using your five senses.
– Letticia Callies, MA, CCA