Stress can build to a point that it affects one’s physical health, so reducing stress is important. And, just about everyone has some degree of stress. So, how do we relieve stress? Well, there are myriad products that claim to relieve stress. They address our senses. Many of these stress relievers involve some sort of manipulation. I suppose that when we engage our thoughts, even with passive reparative actions, the brain has something else to do other than dwell on the source of the stress.
Of course we can have a sensory involvement other than through movement. It may be that the desired result can be obtained through one of our senses.
There are so many ways to use lavender. I was surprised when one of our faculty, a person with biology and medical training, told me about it.
I always have lavender oil in the house as I get anxiety at times. A few drops in a warm bath is perfect for me. Or try three drops of lavender oil, tree drops of bergamot oil and 3 drops of peppermint oil in hot water and place it next to you in a bowl .
I thin our sense of smell is crucial in stress relief
Useful article thank you.
The dryer balls are wool and can take a scent from essential oils easily. The only problem I have is they hide in clothes, and fall onto the floor and roll. I have 2 packs, and usually about 6, the amount in one pack, is actually in the dryer. The plastic ones are probably harder to scent, if it can even be done.
Going for a walk is my favorite way to help relieve stress. Those dryer balls look interesting.
Thanks. A couple of our faculty members at the college put a stress releif talk for the faculty occasionally. I went a few years back and that is where the lavender scent came from. They also use small chocolate pieces. There are so many simple things one can do.
A useful article. I find calming music a good stress relief. I also have CDs of natural sounds, such as ocean waves and bird song. These are very calming.