RELAXATION in 5 minutes or less

When we feel stressed, a getaway at a beach resort would be ideal to calm our nerves. But there isn’t always time for tanning, let alone sleeping, eating, or relaxing. From sipping tea to trying yoga, these simple techniques will create calm during life’s demanding times.

In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax 

Sip Green Tea
Instead of downing caffeine, relax with a cup of herbal tea herbal tea. Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger and arouses the natural libido. Boil the water, pour it on, steep it and then enjoy taking a soothing sip of Tea Blendz Green Tea which will sooth your mind and spirit. Replace stress with sweetness and try a spoonful of honey in your tea. Besides being a natural skin moisturizer and antibiotic, honey also provides compounds that reduces inflammation of the brain, which means it fights depression and anxiety.

Nosh on Chocolate
Just a square (about 1.4 ounces) of the sweet stuff can calm your nerves. Dark chocolate regulates levels of the stress hormone cortisol and stabilizes metabolism and arouses the pleasure center of the brain. Ensure the amount, as overindulgence will result in a sugar crash.

Munch a Snack
Sometimes there is nothing more satisfying than indulging on a candy bar when we’re stressed. But that sweet or salty snack doesn’t have to be a high calorie one. Try a handful of trail mix or a bag of celery sticks or baby carrots which satisfy just as well.

No need to go on a mountain retreat, as five minutes of inner peace is all it takes to benefit from meditation. Silent meditation twice per day can relieve stress and depression. So, find a comfortable, quiet spot and concentrate on your breath which helps lower blood pressure and heart rate. Feel the anxieties start to disappear...

Try a DIY hand massage for instant relaxation that calms anxiety. Acupressure is touch therapy which works by balancing the circulation of fluids and energies in the body. Hands in general, carry a lot of tension, especially for people who spend a lot of time on a computer.

Start by applying your favorite lotion, then begin massaging the base of the muscle under the thumb to relieve stress in the shoulders, neck, and scalp. Also, gently apply pressure to the point located between the soft area between the thumb and index finger. Repeat on the other hand.

Create Zen
Find an environment to relax which is completely free of stress. Find the sun and to lift your spirits. Bright light can be an effective treatment for people who suffer from depression and offers cheer to the healthy. Or take a five-minute break to do nothing but stare out the window and sip on a comforting cup of Tea Blendz Stress Relief or Totali Tea, which will help collect your thoughts and refresh your mind.

Get Organized
Clutter can distract you and invites chaos into your life which contributes to stress. Take a few minutes to reorganize your desk or other surroundings, leaving only what you need visible. You will reap  rewards of a pleasant atmosphere, which reduces stress and creates a more organized, productive environment.

Yoga & Stretching
Lie on the floor and rest the legs up against a wall. Not only does this give the body a good stretch, it helps create peace of mind. Standing up for a quick stretch can relieve muscle tension and help us relax during a stressful workday. Stretching can also be done directly from your office chair simply by twisting your torso, elongating your arms and rolling the head & neck.

Take a Brisk Walk
When you’re feeling overwhelmed or having trouble concentrating, go for a quick stroll around the block. You will reap the benefits of alone time, physical activity, fresh air and a few minutes to gather your thoughts.

Listen to Music
Sometimes singing to a favorite tune or just listening to musiccan be a quick fix for a bad mood. And a happier mood brings benefits beyond feeling good and has been linked to better physical health, higher income, and greater relationship satisfaction. Classical music can be especially relaxing right before bedtime.

Do a Crossword Puzzle
Brain games that require concentration can help take our mind off whatever is worrying us. Involving yourself in a brain consuming activity helps to improve your verbal skills, problem solving and encourages deep thinking. Also, it has been proven to lessen the likelihood of premature Alzheimer’s.

The of lavender or tee tree oil may help drive stress and anxiety away by stimulating smell receptors in the nose that connect to the part of the brain that regulates emotions. Certain odors can change our mood, and it’s hard to feel angry or upset with a nose full of roses.

Laughter is one of the sillier ways to beat stress, but there is a science behind it. A fit of hysterics can increase blood flow and boost immunity. Keep a book of jokes handy in the desk drawer or check out a hilarious YouTube video for a quick pick-me-up. A day without laughter, is a day wasted and really is one of the best medicines…

Talk to a Friend
When something is bothering you, it can help to share your feelings with someone who cares. In fact, more talkative people tend to be happier in general . Venting to a close family member or sharing your thoughts with your spouse or best friend will also bring you closer to the people who care about you.

Start Planning a Vacation
Crashing waves, hot sun, warm sand and a gentle breeze in your hair…we all have an ideal dream vacation. Take a break from work and start browsing the web for some future vacation spots. Even a weekend getaway can be beneficial and most relaxing away from the weekday routines.


Valarie Jane
Valarie Jane


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