When it’s time to unwind after a long day, it can be easy to get wrapped up in processed foods, waxy candles, and wine. However, the unintended consequences of these processed materials can actively make your health worse. Luckily, there are a ton of ways that you can make your relaxation routine more natural.
The way that scent and psychology interact is being explored more and more every day, but aromatherapy is now being implemented in hospitals and other care facilities as a great way to destress patients. There are a ton of ways to implement aromatherapy into your daily life, from buying essential oil products for your bath or growing your own aromatic plants like lavender around the house. Your brain reacts to different smells in different ways so while it may not treat underlying issues, they serve to provide an underlying sense of relaxation that can help your mood over time.
2. Herbal Remedies
Similar to aromatherapy, herbal remedies can use psychology and biology to help you feel better after a long day. While some are prized for their benefits from ingestion such as chamomile and ginger, others are sought after for their relaxing aromas such as kratom.
Other herbal remedies are best used on your body, such as Nigella Sativa, a form of black seed oil that has a variety of day-to-day benefits no matter where you use it. Using it for shiny and smooth hair is common, and there is nothing better than feeling clean and smooth after a long, stressful day.
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3. Non-Intensive Workouts
While everyone loves a good heart-pumping workout, an hour of cardio isn’t always the way to go. Workouts are a great way to relieve stress, but working out intensely for a longer period can create more negative emotions due to an excess of testosterone. Testosterone in exercise is entirely normal, but it can create more stress, rather calm you down.
Looking to non-intensive workouts such as pilates and yoga are great ways to get active while still being able to wind down after a long day. Mixing this with cannabis is also a great way to maximize the results that you would see from these workouts.
4. Skin Care
Implementing all-natural ingredients into your skincare is a great step in starting to decrease stress over time. While many people have already established a form of a skincare routine that works for them, starting to switch out your skincare for all-natural alternatives is a great way to begin the journey to a healthier you.
Even in skin care, psychology matters. The different scents that come from herbs such as kratom and black seed oil can help you relax, feel more luxurious, and make you feel cleaner.
Acupressure is an activity that has yet to be realized to its fullest potential. Acupressure is the use of spots across the body, often in channels, to regulate energy within the body. After massaging these spots across the body, you will feel a lot looser and your mood may even be a bit brighter! The science behind acupressure explains that it works similarly to a massage on the surface, while also working spiritually to allow you to let go of emotions.
Working on a physical and spiritual level to focus entirely on yourself and your healing can help you feel more relaxed and fulfilled.
6. Breathing Exercises
You’ve probably heard someone use the reminder to “breathe in, breathe out.” This method for calming down panic attacks works to make you focus on something else and also works to slow down your heart rate biologically. Breathing exercises are easy to pair with other stress-relieving activities like herbal remedies or even skin care. Practice your deep breathing with meditation or with the help of a pre-roll and feel your body relax even further.
We might not be able to escape stress, but there are so many ways to combat and reduce it. Try these tips separately or a combination of them to find the best relaxation routine for you!