Mrs. Money: Natural Stress Relief
July 6, 2011
Stress is something that we will all experience at many points
in our lifetimes. Many Americans are over worked and over
stressed. Fortunately, there are many remedies you can use
for natural stress relief. Many of them are low cost or even
free! Here are some things that help me lower my stress level.
Take a walk. Exercise releases endorphins, which help you
relax. Exercise is free! Taking a walk around your
neighborhood can help clear your mind and even improve your
fitness. Yoga, Pilates, and walking are all good for
stretching your muscles and relaxation.
Talk to a friend. My friends are excellent support systems,
and when I'm feeling stressed I reach out to them. They
always lend an ear, and often contribute advice if I ask for it.
Talking to a therapist is also a great idea if you can afford to do
so. There are many programs out there to help people who otherwise
couldn't afford to talk to a professional.
Drink lots of water. Water helps keep your circulatory and
nervous system working properly, and when it's fully hydrated it
works better. It will also help flush out toxins out of your
body, making it easier for your body to perform at maximum
B complex vitamins. B complex vitamins are awesome for
natural stress relief. They will help boost your mood
naturally and help your body get the necessary vitamins it
Write. Sometimes writing down your thoughts just
helps. If you've got a sticky situation, many times you can
come up with some conclusions if you just write ideas
For more stress management tips, check out Amy's post
for other ideas as well as Juliana's post on foods
for stress reduction.
How do you deal with stress?
Mrs. Money writes at the Ultimate Money Blog, where she shares tips on
frugal living, how to live green, and living a simpler