These are the top three tools I like to use to reduce stress. These are things that can help you in the moment, as well as to help you build up resiliency to stress as time goes on. I always make sure to have these with me.
One that I like to use is lavender. Many of you have heard of lavender but you may not have heard just how amazing and effective it is. I use lavender angustifolia.
The type of brand you use is very important. I use only therapeutic grade that has gone through chromeography which is simply testing done to make sure it’s absolutely pure.
You can rub a drop on the bottom of your feet, on your abdomen, or up and around the neck. Within a couple of minutes, you’ll notice it actually takes you down a notch.
Studies show it helps with all kinds of things like anxiety and depression but it’s something that can just help to calm you down, take things down a notch.
There are also other essential oils you can use but I wanted to start with something you might have around the house and is relatively inexpensive.
Herbs are really effective. They can work in the moment and also help to build up your resiliency.
Your resiliency to stress can be improved. Much like when you go to work out your muscles at the gym and you become stronger over time, herbs can help you do that with how you react, and how strongly you react, to stress.
I use Calm Botanicals, a line of herbal formulas I formulated as a solution for my stress.
My go-to is Calm Mind. This herbal formula contains herbs that help to actually calm the brain.
If your stress is mostly in your head, you’re stressed about the future or the past, Calm Mind might be helpful for you. I find this amazing because in a couple of minutes, you feel the difference. Your mind is just calmed down.
I have another formula called Stress Daily Tonic which is for stress more in the body. I love liquid extracts because they work so quickly. You can just add to water or juice and they work within minutes.
EFT is a mind-body technique based on the meridian points from acupuncture. This is something you can do for yourself. I have a whole guide to EFT with instructions and a how-to video on this website.
There are certain points on your head, your face, and your hands that you tap (it’s also called Tapping) and you think about what is getting you stressed out as you do this. It really helps to calm you down. It is unbelievable how quickly it can transform you.
These are my 3 go-to tools – essential oils, herbs, and EFT. I always have these tools with me. EFT is so convenient, it can be done anywhere and at anytime, and the oils and herbal formulas easily fit into my pocket or bag. I hope you find these tips helpful, too.