Stressed? Who me?
Sunday, April 07, 2013
It is amazing how quickly I backslide when I'm not feeling well and stressed...losing my focus and resolve, just trying to soothe. I need to find better ways to soothe. That instant gratification can be achieved through supportive actions.
- Oats and bran are considered to be calming foods.
- Cashews, almonds and walnuts are excellent sources of magnesium, which can help us feel more relaxed.
- Dehydration can make us feel agitated and out of sorts. In addition to drinking water throughout the day, hydrate with snacks of grapefruit, watermelon, strawberries or cantaloupe,
- Green tea may reduce anxiety as well as lower blood pressure,
I have found a fragrant jasmine green tea to also be aromatherapy for me. The sweet scent of jasmine carries me to an another world, Inhaling the fragrance takes me on a mini vacation so to speak.
Breathing and meditation need to become more of my go to.