Stress doesn’t have to ruin your life or your health. Constant stress – whether from your daily commute, unhappy relationships or heavy workload – can have real physical effects on the body. Stress has been linked to a wide range of health issues, including sleep, heart disease, and mood. Prioritize looking after your own wellbeing and break the habit of stress with these five simple tips.

Stay positive: Laughter has been found to lower levels of stress hormones by releasing endorphins and increasing personal satisfaction to make it easier to cope with difficult situations.

Practice Deep Breathing: This inward-focused practice can help you disengage from distracting or negative thoughts and sensations. Create a daily routine by finding a special place and incorporating our De-Stress Frankincense Pure Essential Oil to clear your mind and encourage deep breathing.

Exercise: every time you are physically active, whether you take a walk or play tennis, your body releases mood-boosting chemicals called endorphins. The endorphins released during and after physical activity work to boost energy, endorse positive thinking and improve overall cognitive function.

Unplug: It’s impossible to escape stress when it follows you everywhere. Avoid emails, social media, and TV news by unplugging each day, even if it’s just 10-15 minutes. Make it a point to be fully present in your life and encourage your mind and body to unwind.

Find ways to take the edge off your stress: Simple things, listening to music or spending time on a favorite hobby, can give you a much-needed break from the stressors in your life. Our favorite way to relieve stress is a warm bath with any of our therapeutic Bath & Shower Oils.