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10 Tactics For A Less-Stress Lifestyle + Free Event

I would like to share with you 10 Tactics For A Less-stress Lifestyle plus don’t forget to RSVP for the Free Event at the end of this email.

Think about which ones you are going to incorporate, so you can start experiencing less stress in your everyday life.

1.  Develop a realistic, positive attitude.  Learn to accept the things you can’t change.

2.  Simplify your schedule to allow more time for daily commitments and tasks.  Avoid trying to do too much.

3.  Clean up clutter.  Then get into the habit of putting things away or ridding of them promptly.

4.  Exercise regularly.  Aim for 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  Turn up your radio and start dancing!

5.  Eat right.  Foods high in protein, vitamin C, B vitamins, and vitamin A protect us from the effects of stress.

6.  Get seven to nine hours of sleep each night.  That’s what experts recommend for adults to be at their best both physically and mentally.

7.  Make time for yourself each day.  Read, listen to music, doing a craft project, pursue a hobby – whatever you find fun and relaxing.

8.  Develop a support network of people you can count on for help.

9.  Talk things out.  Don’t hold in feelings of anger, joy, hurt, sadness, and excitement.  If necessary, seek help from a counselor or therapist.

10.  Meditate 10 minutes before you start your day to get in a relaxed state of mind.  Also, in the evening is a good time to calm down your mind before you turn in for the night.

Place these oils in a diffuser OR mix with fractionated coconut oil in a roller bottle.

I hope these tactics will create more balance and leading a happy, healthy, productive life.

Naturally,

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Do-it-yourself SPA!

After the gym, get pampered without having to leave your bathroom.

DIY SPA!

Need a little pick-me-up?

Towel, aromatic candles and other spa objectsPhoto Credit:  Fabulous Fete

This body spray recipe (originally featured in Body + Soul magazine) is sure to chase the blahs away and help balance your mood.

Ingredients:

1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil

2 drops Geranium essential oil

3 drops Peppermint essential oil

To Make the Spray:

1. Fill a clean, dry mini spray bottle with 4 ounces of pure distilled water.

2. Using a dropper, carefully put the selected blend of essential oils directly into the spray bottle.

3. Tightly close the bottle and shake vigorously to combine. Be sure to shake it before each use, as the water and essential oils tend to separate.

Geranium Soothing Body Scrub

The sweet, pungent scent of Geranium essential oil is ideal for relieving tension and anxiety. Try this soothing body scrub with Geranium essential oil, and let us know if Geranium is now your favorite oil for relaxation!

2 cups Bath Salts

3 Tbsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil

5 drops Geranium essential oil

Mix all ingredients together in a cute bowl and stir together

This is a FABULOUS, rejuvenating body polish that relieves tension, exfoliates, softens the skin, and helps speed up the reproduction of skin cells.

These recipes are from the doTERRA blog and you can shop for oils here.

Relax & Rejuvenate,

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Disclaimer:  The information contained in this blog is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care providers.  Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed in this blog.

How to Slow Down Now

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Who doesn’t feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? We rush through the day, running here and there, and end up exhausted. Somehow these days full of duties, obligations and busyness have begun to build up and become our lives. We spend our time doing things we don’t really want to do, yet feel we should. We’ve come to believe that being productive and crossing things off our to-do list is the ultimate goal.

The truth is, life on Earth is a brief gift, and our time is too precious to be used like this. If we want our lives to be balanced and healthy, we need to lessen our load and increase our down time. This means planning less in a day, prioritizing those things that make our hearts sing and de-prioritizing those things that are not imperative.

If we must accomplish many things each day, we can still change the quality with which we do things. How can we transmute that sprint to the train into something delicious instead of the usual gripping and tightening experience? Where can we find ease in the midst of stress? How can we cultivate the art of going slowly?

Take a few moments before you climb out of bed in the morning to remember your dreams and to think about what you want from the day. Leave your watch on the bedside table. Take the scenic route. Sit for a moment with your eyes closed when you start your computer. Check email only twice a day. Don’t pack your schedule so tightly that there’s no time for a short walk. Light candles before you start to cook dinner. Add one moment here and there for slowness; it can be done simply and will have a profound effect on your well-being.

Adapted from an article by Marco Visscher & Jay Walljasper, Ode Magazine, Issue #15, http://www.odemagazine.com

What are some things you’ve done to slow down?

Take it easy,

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Founder and creator of Sharon Holistic Living

Board Certified Health Coach

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