I am pretty sure you've found yourself daydreaming of taking that much needed vacation, somewhere far away from all the stress of everyday life, preferably somewhere tropical, and.......expensive! You can actually experience immediate stress relief, right in the comfort of your own home! Here are 6 stress relievers that are inexpensive, and will instantly help you to de-stress:Hand towel- Microwave a hand towel for about 2 min. Place the hot rag over your face, and on the back of your neck. This brings an immediate sense of relief- trust me!
Water- Showers can not only serve as a great noise muffler, but it can help to melt away your stress. Take a hot shower for 10 min. Use aromatherapy, or scented body wash. Be sure to take your time, and enjoy your time away from the madness!
Paper- It's always good to vent about your daily stress. Don't bottle up any feelings of anger, or frustration. Writing down your thoughts will help relieve the stress, and take the weight off of your shoulders.
Tea- Here is an interesting fact, "Research has shown that drinking tea on a daily basis can help lower stress hormones and inducing greater feelings of relaxation. Try proven stress-busting brews, like Chamomile or black tea". -Marlo Sollitto, Agingcare.com
Candles- Lavender, jasmine and chamomile scents all help to relax your mind. Practice some deep breathing techniques, and watch the aromatherapy work its magic!
CD's- Instead of turning on the TV, reach for a CD as an alternative to take your mind off of stress. Music has a calming effect on our moods, even when we are not aware of it.