Stress is inevitable in todays world.

Even when we’re going through new and exciting changes that are positive and absolutely without a doubt what we desire to be doing there is a certain amount of stress that goes with it.

I’m referring to the big move interstate my love and I are about to embark on. While the excitement by far outweighs the stress and anxiety, it is there to an extent. And it’s normal to feel this and that goes for any big change you make.

So today I thought I’d pop in and share the top 3 things I’m doing every day to combat stress…

My 3 Ways to Combat Stress

1. Meditation: each and every day I do a meditation. Most days that is a 10 – 15 minute guided meditation at night before I go to sleep. If I feel I need it I do a 5 minute meditation before I start my day. This simple practise makes a huge difference to how I feel and has greatly reduced my anxiety and stress levels

2. Aromatherapy: I can’t live without this precious therapy. Each day I choose a single oil or a blend to use in my oil burner. I also use aromatherapy body oils to balance my mind, body and soul. Essential oils that are fantastic for combatting stress include geranium, lavender, sandalwood, roman chamomile, rose or anything you love the smell of. Your nose knows!

I’ve written more about aromatherapy for stress here.

Affirmations: this is something I’ve been using for years now and find helpful for pretty much any area of my life. I find affirmations can be quite personal and unique to each person, so choose what resonates for you.

The one I’m using at the moment is:

‘I move forward with ease as I begin an exciting new chapter of my life’

Other things you can do to combat stress include eating well, taking supplements and vitamins if needed, deep breathing techniques, talking to a friend or a professional therapist, music, physical activity, journalling, or anything that brings you joy.

This list is by no means exhaustive. I must also add here that if you feel overwhelmed by stress on a regular basis it’s important to consult your doctor or health care professional.

What works for you in combatting stress? Head to the comments below and let me know.

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In health and happiness, Dee xxx

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