Feb 2022. This article is independently written by Shelby Golding. All opinions given are hers. Shelby has been certified as a personal trainer and nutritional specialist since 2007. In 2008, she found her passion for writing about these topics and hasn't looked back.
However, self-care is a valuable technique for reducing stress. Stress symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, irritability, and fatigue. According to the American Psychological Association, three out of every four Americans have experienced at least one symptom of stress in the past month. While it's normal to feel stressed out from time to time, chronic stress can be dangerous to your health.
Easy Self-Care Tips To Reduce Stress
1. Stop Drinking Caffeine
If you are often stressed out or anxious, you may want to cut out caffeine or at least reduce your caffeine intake. Try drinking decaf coffee or green tea as you break out of your caffeine habit.
2. Breathe Deeply
3. Take a Bath
If you want to give your body a little extra love, add Epsom salts and stress-relieving aromatherapy products such as lavender, chamomile, and orange to the hot water. Soak and enjoy!
4. Get a Massage
5. Go For a Walk
6. Take Time Away From Social Media
However, the longer you scroll, the more stressed out you become. Taking a short break from social media, even if it's just for the weekend, can help you get a little perspective and give you time to make other healthy self-care habits.
7. Practice Mindfulness
8. Read a Book
Textbooks for school, documents for your job, and news articles might only stress you out more. Instead, choose a topic or genre that you love and settle yourself for an hour or so of escape into the world of fiction.
9. Get Out in Nature
So, take a break, get out among the trees, look at the ocean, and breathe the fresh air.
The Journey of Self-Care
If you’d like some support as you focus on self-care, don’t forget to use your Kailo patch. The recent Kailo clinical study showed 98% of patients find Kailo “easy to apply” and “convenient,” which is perfect for easing the tension in your life.