3 Daily Practices to Relieve Stress & Anxiety
If you're here on this planet and up on current events, you’re likely to feel as though the world has completely flipped on its axis! In fact, some days might just make your head spin! I’ve found that the best way to relieve stress and anxiety, and to thrive in a turbulent environment, is to have a daily practice that allows you to remain balanced and better able to ride the waves. Daily practices also provide your brain with a sense of structure, regularity, and predictability, and that makes all the difference in how your day unfolds.
Here are three wonderful ways to tap into peaceful vibes...come what may!
1. Boost Your Oxytocin - Known as the “love hormone”, oxytocin is a natural way to tame anxiety, relieve pain, and make you feel connected to others. Try these activities to flood your brain with the yummy hormone that makes you feel all tingly inside:
- Pet animals
- Give little gifts
- Listen to music
- Go on an adventure
2. Try 4-7-8 Breath - This breathing technique, also known as “relaxing breath,” involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. This helps decrease fatigue, manage cravings, control anger responses, and promote good sleep. Here’s the proper method:
- Empty your lungs of air
- Breathe in quietly through your nose for a count of 4
- Hold your breath for a count of 7
- Exhale forcefully through your mouth, pursing your lips and making a “whoosh” sound for a count of 8
- Repeat the cycle up to 4 times to feel the bliss
3. Wear Gemstone Jewelry - For me, this is my ultimate go-to! Gemstones have incredible healing properties, and by wearing gemstone jewelry, you’ll feel the benefits of the energetic support they offer. Here are a few of my choices to serve as your ally in times of stress and upheaval:
-> Sodalite for Calmness
Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth, and intuition, along with the verbalization of feelings. Since sodalite induces emotional balance and eases panic attacks, our Anxiety Relief and Balance Bracelet will do wonders for your state of being.
-> Clear Quartz to Clear Energy
Clear Quartz, known as the master healer, is a great tool to help us connect to an inner sense of peace. It can be efficiently used to help us remain centered in tense situations. It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy. I recommend wearing our Raise Your Vibration Bracelet to maximize your sense of ease and balance.
-> Moonstone for Strength
Our Peaceful New Beginnings Bracelet will inspire new insights in your life. Moonstone is a stone for inner growth and strength, and it soothes emotional turbulence and stress. If you're facing issues of instability, emotional or otherwise, Moonstone reminds us of the night sky and its steady and reliable cycle of darkness giving way to light.
So if you’re going about your day and find a little anxiety or uneasiness creeping in, remember to draw on these practices. Most assuredly you’ll feel a sense of comfort, stability, and even delight.
How can it get any better than that?
Peace and Blessings, my friends!
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