Blog - 8 Ways to Reduce Stress

By The Haven Team: 03 Feb 2015

Power Down

Turn off the phone, the broad band and all the electrical equipment that can be switched off and enjoy the silence. Silence is calming for the heart and food for the soul.

De-Clutter

A cluttered home is clutter for the mind. Spring clean, clear out, give away and enjoy the smooth flow of energy through your space.

Enjoy

Make time for what makes you happy. Spend time with family and friends, play with your children and grandchildren. Do the things that matter to you and enjoy life.

Harness Your Mind

Notice when you are worrying or anxious. Listen to your thoughts and when they are creating distress…. change them; Take some deep breaths and bring a positive thought to mind or remember a time when you felt good, a situation or person that made you feel happy.

Walk

When life feels bleak, go for a walk; listen to your steps and feel your feet on the ground. Enjoy the sounds around you, the breeze, sun, sky, clouds. Open your eyes ‘wider’ and experience your surroundings. Let your shoulders drop and your arms swing. Enjoy the natural rhythm of your steps and forget everything!

Leave Work at Work

At the end of the day when you get home consciously let go of your work. This might also be your job as a mother or householder. If there are things on your mind write them down to come back to in the morning… now pour yourself a glass of your favourite drink and sit in a comfortable armchair. “The evening has begun and It’s yours to do as you will!”

Move

Our bodies are designed for movement. This is how we detox and regenerate. Go to a class, run at the gym, take a walk, put on some music and dance around the room. Run, skip, shake, jump, stretch…..  just 10 min’s will make a big difference.

Relax in the Healing Balm of Nature

Immerse yourself in the healing balm of Nature. Go to the wild and wander along a river bank or stomp across the moor. Let your senses soak up the atmosphere; breathe in the fresh air and let your mind rest and your heart open.