A while ago I wrote about how you can recognise stress in your body when you are under constant pressure. Not great, but what can you do about it? All that work needs to be done, and it won’t get any less by leaving it as it is… right? Right. Still, here are five ideas to get a little breathing space and reduce your stress levels.
A while ago I wrote a bit about body positive and why I am struggling to apply that thought to myself. I weigh more than I have ever weighed. I have little rolls where there never were any and my own body is in my way. Something needs to change.
I am a big sauna fan. I love it: no phone for a day, away from everything, relaxing in comfortable heat, read a book, have some coffee, actually talk to people. What’s not to like?
Still, a lot of people don’t want to or don’t dare to go to a sauna. And I do recommend a day of relaxing to everyone! I can understand the most common reasons for not going, but they are usually not entirely correct. So, today I want to bust a few sauna myths. And hope that more people will relax for a day.
What memories do you have when you smell a freshly baked apple pie? Or bread, or freshly mowed grass in the summer? Everyone has fond memories of some smells – or bad ones. With those feelings, associated with smells, you can also do a lot of different things. Laying old fears to rest, or recall feelings of relaxation and wellness with a nice scent. That is what aromatherapy is all about.
Our home is changing. In small ways, but still. The sock drawers look different on the inside. The kitchen towels are stacked differently. Those drawers full of bits ‘n bobs now have little boxes and inlays. Old and broken things are going out. And all because I just had to watch Marie Kondo on Netflix.
We all have a busy day sometimes. But if you are very busy every day, and are busy for weeks or months at a time, it can get too much. It is really important to keep paying attention to your stress level and recognise when you are having too much, for too long. Here are five signs to look for.