Did you know that over 70% of Americans suffer from stress? I must say I'm guilty from time to time. Financial stress is probably my worst enemy, followed by deadline stress. Deadline stress, however, is self-imposed, since deadlines rarely sneak up on me. It simply comes down to mismanagement of time.
So, what do I do to de-stress? For as long as I can remember, hot baths were the answer for me. When I was a young mom, my late-husband would often come from work, take one look at my frazzled expression and say, "You look like you need to relax." Then he'd send me off to the bathroom for a soak in the tub. Often, he'd even bring me a cup of hot tea while I was in there. I could relax, knowing he was taking good care of the kids. Yeah, I was blessed that way.
My kids grew up with a mom who spent endless hours in the tub reading. The bathtub was my stress-free zone and I rarely skipped an opportunity to unwind there.
Lately, however, I'm finding my body doesn't appreciate the position I'm in while taking long baths. I guess it has to do with my scrunched up neck and the odd position of my head. Plus with the summer heat and/or onset of hot flashes, it's no longer my favorite de-stressing activity, although I do still indulge in an apple cider infused bath at least once a week. The ACV draws toxins out of my body and re-balances the acidity. It is also energizing and skin-softening.
But what happens when there are bills to pay and deadlines to meet and webinars or conference calls to participate in and there simply isn't time for the luxury of a relaxing bath? That's when I reach for Hyland's Nerve Tonic. Since it's homeopathic, I'm perfectly fine with it. It's not like I'm reaching for an Ativan or Valium to help me deal. And if it's too late to take a bath because I have an early morning ahead, I simply take a few Hyland's Calms Forte tablets to help my mind let go of the day's stress and allow me to sleep peacefully.
What about you? What causes the most stress in your life? What do you do to stress less?
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So, I'll ask again: What causes the most stress in your life? What do you do to stress less?
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