Updated: Feb 16
15 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress
I’ve been back in the clinic for a couple months now and things are going well! One thing is clear though. We all need to find ways to relieve stress.
Acupuncture is just what the doctor (should) order during these stressful, uncertain times. It is undeniably effective at relieving stress. An acupuncture treatment can be like hitting the reset button. It calms the nervous system and helps people feel grounded, centered, and like themselves again.
I’ve also noticed that the lack of normal exercise classes and going to the gym is starting to take its toll on people. Specifically on their low backs. This is a friendly reminder to do what you need to do to move your body, get regular exercise and some stretching. If you’re aches and pains aren’t responding to self-care, acupuncture can help.
Just like we need to tend to the physical body, it’s also important to take care of our emotional and mental health. Physical exercise is very helpful in general, and there are other activities you can do to feel your best on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. I created a fun little guide to get you started!
From Stressed to Inspired
Would you rather be like flexible bamboo that sways in the wind or a gnarly hardened tree whose branches snap off in resistance? I think most people would choose to feel free and easy and go with the flow. This is possible for you, but it takes commitment to continually return to that state when life pulls you out of it. There are many ways to relieve stress and stay flexible with whatever life throws at you.
Depression, anxiety, and stress are common experiences for many people. There’s no doubt that we are living through stressful times. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all.
Chronic stress wreaks havoc on your health. It increases inflammation which contributes to insomnia, weight gain, metabolic syndrome, tension and pain in the body, hormonal issues, and more. It’s time to take action and commit to finding ways to relieve stress that are right for you.
Ways to Relieve Stress
I’ve put together a guide with 15 ways to relieve stress that are fun, easy, and free. I’m confident that if you try these activities and use them regularly, you will feel lighter and happier.