Take Control And Say Bye To Stress Today!

One of the most common phenomena in human life is stress. No human being is immune to stress. Experts say that some level of stress in life is necessary. However, when stress builds up to unmanageable levels, it can result in sickness or senseless or even violent behaviour. It is therefore necessary that you become aware of the presence and role of stress in your life, as well as strategies that you can use to overcome it.

Let us look at some of the triggers of stress in your life. Imagine you have had a bad day at work, with your boss harassing you when you know very well you did not commit any mistake. On the way home, your car decides to break down right in the middle of the highway. It takes time before you get a breakdown service to tow your car to the garage. By the time you reach home, it is already late and your spouse will hear none of the reasons you are giving.

The night is long. Since you skipped food, your stomach begins to rumble in the middle of the night. You cannot sleep because your boss wants a solution to the problem you had during the day. The dogs in the neighbourhood decide the will hold a barking competition this very night. Just as sleep begins to invade your territory, that annoying neighbour begins to play loud music. As you reach out for headphones to save yourself from this new form of terrorism, your clock alarm rings to remind you it is time to wake up – or is it to just rise from the bed?

By the time you reach your workplace, you feel like the world is completely on top of your head. The first person you meet will be lucky if you greet them. They might even escape with a few scratches. The entire day will be punctuated by irritability, conflict and mistakes in your work. At the end of the day, if nothing is done, you will arrive home spoiling for a fight with everybody. That is what stress does to you.

Fortunately or unfortunately, you may not even be aware that you are stressed. Many of us think they are having a normal day. Isn’t conflict part of life? Are people not created differently and likely to clash? What we do not know is that something is eating us up inside. Sooner or later the small problems we ignored begin to grow and become a river of stress and internal conflict that we cannot stop. Stress management is the solution but stress awareness is the beginning point.

How Do You Know You Are Stressed?Look Out For The Following Stress Indicators!!

  • Your blood pressure increases uncharacteristically.
  • Blood sugar increases, and this is dangerous if you are suffering from diabetes.
  • Your heart begins to beat faster than normal.
  • Food takes longer to digest – you are likely to have constipation.
  • Your sex drive takes a nose dive.
  • You become irritable and likely to get into clashes with people around you.
  • You lose concentration and begin to multi-task without accomplishing anything in particular.
  • Your immunity decreases and you begin to suffer from colds and other illnesses.

These 15 Practices Will Help To Relieve & Manage Stress Or Anxiety!!

  1. Meditation: This practice brings relief, peace and contentment to the body, mind and soul.
  2. Take a walk: Take time to walk through the woods, along riverbanks and lake shores.
  3. Sleep: Practice sleeping in a dark room for about eight hours daily.
  4. Massage: Have somebody perform body massage on you to relax your muscles.
  5. Music: Listen to your favorite, soothing music.
  6. Sports: Engage in a favorite sport with friends.
  7. Humour: Watch a television program or attend live comedy performances.
  8. Visualisation: Practice visualizing positive images that you would want to see in your life.
  9. Diet: Eat more fruits and vegetables and drink a lot of water while minimising on starches.
  10. Beverages: Avoid caffeinated drinks, carbonated beverages and illegal substances.
  11. Rest: Take time off your busy schedule to visit a quiet place where you can relax.
  12. Family time: Don’t take office work home; instead give time to your family.
  13. Yoga: This is an established exercise regime for rejuvenating the body and mind.
  14. Charity: Find a way to bring relief into the lives of less-privileged people.
  15. Aromatherapy: Internal and external use of aromatic herbs will bring relief.

 

With Love,

Your Grace Guru

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Everyone, Snooze In Style Now!

Do you want to have better and fast reactions and be mentally clear? Do you like to look younger yes, we all want to look younger, silly question ,not only your skin but your brain too?

A good and deep night sleep ( no dreams allowed if possible some part of the night ) will definitely slow your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, change frequency of your brain waves and lower the famous stress hormone cortisone.

So get ready and prepare yourself for a good night sleep! Here are few of my favourite tips that always help me to improve the quantity and quality of my sleep!

I also find it helps me to calm down after a busy busy day and stops my mind from thinking, worrying, creating new ideas and making plans for the next day, week or whatever is about to come next!…

1. Make sure your bedroom is free from clutter, TV, phones and computers! No tech stuff around you when you sleep, the radiation is really bad for your health, it interferes with your body¹s circadian rhythm and not only sleep!

2. Set a bedtime regime to go to bed, from deducting eight hours from the time you need to wake up.

3. Get blackout curtains or a sleep mask! It is important not to stop our melatonin production during the night as the light is entering our eyes.

Buy it now!

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4. Blue colours are nice to use in your bedroom, like for walls, art works, furniture … just where your eye falls when you are in bed! Blue is very calming and helps to drop your heart rate and blood pressure and has a drowsy effect on the body and mind! Check out my fab fav below!

Snooze in style…

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5. Write a journal before falling a sleep, it will help to calm your thoughts and mind! I always find that when you write you worry less! it helps to not forget things you need to do for the next day or helps to reflect away any important thoughts. Just write it down and allow the thoughts leave your mind. And it will make your eyes tiered! I love journals and diaries!

Check out my favourite journals…

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6. Eat some food that has tryptophan! Tryptophan is a much absolute must! It is an Amino acid that is needed for general growth and development, producing niacin and creates seratonin within your body. Serotonin is needed to produce healthy sleep and a stable mood. It can help you to feel more sleepy, calm and relaxed! The recommended dosage is per kilogram 4mg of body weight, so don’t over eat! I am a huge fan of pumpkin seeds! Try it…

Pumpkin Seed Craze..

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7. How about a good night meditation? I love falling asleep listening to beach waves, it gives me so much relaxation! Check out my post with my top 10 apps! Just download the application, set up a timer and listen to your favourite sounds you can choose anything from a rain forest, wind, mountain lake or plain of wheats.

8. Money Money Money!! Spend your money better and invest in a SAD lamp! Wake up with natural sunlight which will make you wake up with a good mood, make it easier to get out of bed and eases you into the day! Not ideal if you are wearing a sleeping mask…. but much better to wake up with a natural sunlight then with a crazy alarm buzzzzz! I recently purchased a fab Philips model…

Buy your own natural sunlight here!

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9. Take a relaxing bath with aroma oils or salts to clear your mind and to calm down after a busy day. My favourite products for this type of relaxation are from Space NK! Discover something new, try them out Grace Guru says Relax!

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Good night folks!

With love,

Your Grace Guru

xxx

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