When we lead a busy life it’s common to feel the impacts of stress.
Rather than letting stress build up, I like to create short pauses in my day that release tension before it becomes overwhelming.
It’s like eating food...
Better to have regular small meals that keep your energy balanced, than skipping meals and feeling like you need an enormous meal to get back on track.
You can think of this as a release valve for steam pressure... Let it off before it blows!
TIP #1: STAY COOL
When we are stressed, heat builds up in the body which can make us more stressed.
My favourite way to instantly feel “cool, calm and collected” is to use an iKOU face mist.
It lowers the temperature of your skin, and the scent also gets you deep breathing again!
READY TO GO:
Keeping the things you need in your hand bag allows you to De-Stress wherever you are, and whenever you want.
I always carry:
- Lip Balm
TIP #2: RELAX YOUR SKIN & EASE MUSCULAR TENSION
We can feel the tension in our muscles when we are stressed, but we often don’t realise our skin also becomes tight when we are stressed because it often becomes dry or dehydrated.
I love massaging a De-Stress Hand Cream into the tension points of the hands and onto my neck throughout the day.
It relaxes my skin and the pressure points in the hands and neck relax my whole body!
Organic DE-STRESS Lavender & Geranium infused facial mist to cool the skin and calm the mind.
Transform and De-Stress dry hands with this richly hydrating botanical balm.
This soothing blend of calming Organic Lavender & Chamomile brings rest to the mind and relaxes before sleep or during times of stress.
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RELEASE TENSION THROUGH A HAND MASSAGE? WATCH OUR VIDEO
TIP #3: KNOW YOUR LIMITS
We are often taught that in life we need to learn how to cope with more stress.
But actually, I think we need to learn how to know ourselves and our limits.
Rather than becoming tougher, why not become more resourceful and mindful about creating regular moments for yourself to reset.
The seemingly small things have the power to make a big difference...
Sipping a hot iKOU Herbal tea, eating lunch outdoors in the sun, taking a couple of minutes to inhale some essential oils and take 20 deep belly breaths.
Find some rituals that work for you and punctuate your day with them each day.
Life is too short to not enjoy the journey! xx Naomi
Naomi Whitfeld is the Founder & CEO of iKOU.
Her passion for inspiring others to live a life of Wellness & Joy shines through in everything she does.
As an intuitive Aromatherapist, Naomi incorporates Mind & Body benefits into all she creates, believing we respond best when we treat as a 'whole".
Winner of the Telstra Business Womens Award for "Entrepreneur of the Year", Naomi has a particular interest in supporting busy women to enjoy rituals of self-care on a daily basis.