For Stress Awareness Day this year, we want to share with you some of our top tips for avoiding the feeling of being overwhelmed. It can be easy to feel alone when your stressed, but we wanted to share some kind words that we know will help you get back on track. 

1. Practise Deep Breathing 

Breathing is something we do without even thinking - but what if we told you that learning how to control your breathing can help you also manage stress? By practising breath work regularly, you can learn how to calm yourself down and move away from a stressful situation. Taking slow, and deep breaths can calm your nervous system, which can in turn promote a general feeling of relaxation. Next time you feel yourself getting worked up, remember to breathe and focus on the pattern.

2. Exercise Regularly 

Even with winter coming up, it’s vital to exercise regularly. Physical activity can release endorphins which can naturally put you in a good mood. With the sun not being around as much this season, and the days getting shorter, it can be easy to bundle ourselves up in a cosy jumper and forget about exercising. However, without a regular income of vitamin D, it’s important now more than ever to get your body moving. Even a short walk outside in the fresh air can do wonders for your stress levels. 

3. Meditation & Mindfulness: Incorporating Reiki 

Remember to dedicate specific time to your mental needs, by incorporating a mindful practice. Both Reiki and meditation can help you stay present and reconnect both your mind and body. 

Whether you are leaving your house and attending a meditation class in person, or joining a distant Reiki healing session, putting aside precious time for yourself is vital. If you are someone who suffers with anxiety in addition to stress, then you may see a massive difference in yourself once you allot time for meditation or  regular Reiki sessions.

4. Healthy Diet 

Along with a good exercise routine, having a healthy diet is also a must. By eating a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, you will feel like your best self. Not only will you have more energy, but it will also have a positive impact on your stress levels. That is not to say to that you have to forgo yummy treats (this can also spike your endorphins) but it means that you have to make sure you are eating well-rounded meals, rather than not eating enough due to stress or simply snacking.

5. Adequate Sleep

Finally, getting enough sleep is a must. It's not just about the amount of sleep you are getting, but also, the amount of restful sleep. Here at Hemsley Organics, we understand what the lack of good-quality sleep can do to you. It can exacerbate stress further, initiate mood swings and even pull you away from things you love most. 

 Sleep Well Facial Oil

That’s why, we’ve developed a few products which can help you sleep better. A good night routine can make all the difference - so why not incorporate our Sleep Well Facial Oil or our Sleep Well Pillow Mist? Both made with natural ingredients, these products will lull you into sleep in no time. Sleep deprivation can lead to difficulties with concentration, memory, and decision-making. It impairs your ability to think clearly and process information.

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