Stress Management Strategies: Finding Calm in the Chaos

Stress management is essential for overall well-being. We cannot run and hide from all stressors, but we can better manage our response to stress. 


Here are some ways to help:

  1. Diet and Nutrition:

    • L-Theanine: is a natural compound found in green or black tea, which has been promoted for several health benefits, including reducing anxiety symptoms and improving mental focus. You can get this naturally through drinking the tea or in supplement form. 
    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fatty fish like salmon and in nuts like walnuts. These can help reduce stress and promote brain health. Alternatively you can opt for a high quality Cod Liver Oil or Omega 3 fish oil. 

  2. Mindfulness and Meditation:

    • Breath-work: breathing exercises can be done anywhere to calm the mind and reduce stress. You can find some easy exercises on YouTube by simply searching "breath work" for stress.
    • Meditation Apps: whether you use a meditation app or journal or simply sit quietly in gratitude, a lot can be said for blocking out a small portion of your day and dedicating it to silence, gratitude and peace. 

  3. Exercise and Physical Activity:

    • Yoga/Pilates: yoga combines physical postures with mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Pilates takes it up a notch and involves more movement and muscles. 
    • Strength Training: regular physical activity (especially strength training) releases endorphins and helps reduce stress hormones.

  4. Sleep Hygiene:

    • A good night's sleep helps with stress management and overall health. Aim to build a solid night-time routine which allows for a consistent sleep schedule and a relaxing bedtime routine.

  5. Positive Affirmations and Mantras:

    • Positive affirmations or mantras shift focus from negative thoughts to more empowering ones. You can create your own affirmations or use pre-made ones. 

  6. Time Management:

    • Time management skills and strategies can help you organize tasks and reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. Try some tools like to-do lists to prioritize tasks and feel the satisfaction of crossing them off the list when complete. 

  7. Social Connections:

    • Having a support network of friends and family for emotional well-being and just for simply interaction can be very helpful. If you don't have many close connections, you can always find enjoyment with pets or a friend online.

  8. Nature and Relaxation Techniques:

    • Spending time in nature as a way to unwind and reduce stress is a beautiful way to manage stress. Nature walks or simply spending time outdoors allows for natural vitamin D from the sun, fresh air and a break from screens and artificial lights. 

  9. Professional Help:

    • We do want to remind you that seeking professional help from therapists or counselors is a valid and effective option for managing stress when needed.

  10. Self-Care Practices:

    • Practice self-care! It feels good to feel good! Thankfully we have a large catalogue of products and accessories that can help with this! Check them out for yourself.