Top 5 Tips for Keeping Stress Free

It seems like as each year goes by, the next year becomes even more stressful. In fact, 1 in 5 people claim to experience extreme stress*. It’s no wonder that more and more people are becoming prone to the effects of stress in their lives. Did you know that there’s been a 60% increase in productivity in the past twenty years for the  same wages*?! We are working harder just to keep up with the same way of life!
Stress is the basic cause of 60% of all human illness and disease* – which is no surprise since it increases the risk of heart disease, risk of heart attacks, and strokes.

So since we are trying to live a more healthy lifestyle, I’m doing my best to eliminate (or at least try to the best I can) the stress out of my life. So I’ve came up with the top 5 tips that have helped me eliminate some of the stress in my life – and help me be more relaxed, sleep better, and over all just be a bit happier.

1. Exercise I know you’ve heard it a million times, but it really does work. Physical exercise, even something as simple as taking a 15 minute walk has been proven to greatly reduce stress levels. I can attest to this! Pent up emotions or brain overload can be cleared by breaking a sweat! So seriously, when you are mad, sad, or just overwhelmed, take to the treadmill, bike, yoga, Pilates, or just go for a run. It’s amazing what it can do for you.

2. Don’t try to Do it All.  I am as guilty as everyone else when it comes to this – I try to take on too much. I want to do it all, be it all! But guess  what? Not only is that  completely impossible, but it’s just not good for you. It doesn’t give you time to take care of the one who takes care of everyone else – you!

3. Take Time for YOU. This may be one of the hardest of the 5. As a Mom I know that everyone elses needs, wants and desires are numero uno on the list, and I come in way, way at the bottom. But learning to say no, relax, take time to for you is important for your overall health, and stress levels. Take a long bath, read a book for pleasure, binge on some Netflix, or take a nap. You’ll be surprised how much better you’ll feel.

4. Get Organized. This is so simple, I’m almost embarrassed to admit this was one thing that really stressed me out. From laundry to planning meals, and having everyones clothes picked out and lunches packed  – these simple steps can keep the stress down. I know that me being organized even helps my kids stress level – because I’m not yelling at them to hurry, do this or do that, when we are in a time crunch. Being organized and prepared can literally be a life saver.

5. Get a GOOD Nights Sleep. I know you think of this as something you can’t control – some nights you go to bed and sleep well, other nights your up tossing and turning am I right? And if you are anything like me you don’t want to take prescription drugs just to try to sleep. Not only are they not the best for you, full of chemicals and such, but they sometimes leave you feeling drowsy, and drugged the next morning. That’s why I love RESCUE products. RESCUE products are natural/homeopathic products developed by a Doctor that helps you stress less, stay calm and in control. They are gentle and safe, non-habit forming aides, that have no side effects. RESCUE products come in a variety of forms Pastilles, Pearls and Sleep Liquid Melts.

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How do you manage to keep your stress at bay?


*Facts from the American Association of Stress

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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19 Responses to Top 5 Tips for Keeping Stress Free

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I go to the gym every day. It helps me focus and burn off some stress.

  2. Theresa says:

    Great tips! My daughter has even admitted that since she started taking dance classes, the exercise is really helping to relieve her stress!

  3. Pam says:

    These sound great for stress relief. I like to take a shower with lavender body wash to de-stress.

  4. Debbie Denny says:

    These sound fantastic. Will have to get some.

  5. Crystal says:

    I definitely fall into the category of trying to do it all. I’m trying to train myself to not take on too much.

  6. Jeanine says:

    Really great tips! I’ve been under a lot of stress lately, and could use some rest from that! Great tips!

  7. I haven’t heard of Rescue Patilles. Sounds like a great product.

  8. Rosey says:

    It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep more often than not. My sleep patterns are a mess right now.

  9. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    I love to use music to de-stress – which I guess goes along with exercise, since I typically end up toe tapping or dancing to it!

  10. Those are great tips!! Taking time for ME is the biggest way I de-stress.

  11. Jenny Temcio says:

    Being stress free can be hard! I agree, it’s always great to take some time for yourself at times.

  12. The black currant flavor sounds tasty! I might have to try these out!

  13. I love using the Rescue spray and use it quite often. It really helps with my anxiety. I have even used their pet remedy.

  14. Kiwi says:

    I am actually going to get some of these! Thanks for the review!

  15. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I just bought some of the Pearls today! I am so excited to try them out myself!

  16. Christie says:

    Black currant sounds tasty! I would definitely keep some in my purse!

  17. Tracey says:

    These are really great tips. It’s easy to get stressed out so having some good tips and products are a MUST!

  18. Great tips! My daughter would love this post. The black currant sounds so wonderful!

  19. Mommy2jam says:

    WOW I will have to try this out. this sounds amazing

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