Stressed much? There are a few times of year when stress is more prevalent than others…and back-to-school time is definitely one of them. It is difficult to juggle school activities, homework, fundraisers, sports, parties, and whatever else you are doing without feeling some pangs of stress.
Stress can cause body aches, fatigue, and absent-mindedness. And Ayurveda even states that it is one major cause of disease. Yikes!
There are several things you can do to manage stress and feel better. Regular exercise is great for relieving stress, as is a balancing diet. Comforting foods (warm, moist, sticky) are good for instilling a sense of calmness. Ayurvedic Monica Bloom suggests eating something a little salty to cure a case of the nerves.
Meditation is also very helpful in keeping the mind calm, even for only a few minutes each day. And adequate sleep is also super important.
With perfect timing, the folks at Rescue Remedy contacted me with product samples. They create herbal spray, cream, gum, and even drops to for pets – all in the name of creating a more harmonious and enjoyable lifestyle.
The Rescue products are made with a combination of herbs which induce such states of mind as: courage, presence, focus, patience, and balance. Bring it on!
Ok, so you are probably wondering…did they work? Like I said, the timing was perfect as I had some really good stress to test it out on. The weekend before school started was very taxing and the Rescue products really did help to calm my nerves. But at my first public speaking engagement of the year, not so much. Rescue Remedy is great for alleviating everyday stressors and sensory overload, just like their information states. But do not expect major relief for truly high stress life situations.
But everyday stress is what we are most often dealing with. The big stuff only comes up once in a while, hopefully. It is chronic stress that we need to take care of – the stuff that causes long term damage.
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Two winners will be chosen on Tuesday, September 6th.
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