November – Stress

With the demands of modern life, it’s no wonder 9.9 million working days were lost in 2014/15 due to stress, depression and anxiety*. While a little stress can be good – activating hormones allowing us to move and think faster – too much can cause anxiety, sleeplessness, headaches or even stomach pains.

Time out

Taking time out and breathing deeply, preferably outside for 5 minutes, will help you to relax after stressful situations, and helps to prevent the ongoing release of low-level stress hormones. Try downloading a mindfulness app as a quick way to help reduce stress.

Help is at hand

Herbal remedies support the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Our Organic Calming Tea helps quiet a racing mind, while our De-Stress Aromatherapy Blend transports you to a place of tranquillity.

Prevention over cure

Taking time to self reflect on lifestyle issues before they become major problems can help lower stress levels. Poor diet, lack of sleep or being overworked can all affect your life balance.

 

*Figure from the government’s Health and Safety Executive website

Help keep stress under control with Natural Stress Busters.

Keeping cool and calm in times of stress starts with a cup of Organic Calming Tea. Create a soothing atmosphere with De-Stress Aromatherapy Blend in an aroma diffuser. If things get tense try a few drops of Unwind Flower Essence Blend under your tongue, a quick swipe of Remedies to Roll for Relaxation on pulse-points, and gently massage your temples with Calming Temple Salve.