Minimize stress by investing in a small bottle of fragrant spearmint oil. Apply a small amount of spearmint oil to your neck and temples when you feel stressed. A small thing such as this can greatly impact your stress level. Why not give it a try?
Make some time for meditation. Meditation is relaxing to the muscles and gives your brain a well-needed break. If you meditate one or two times a day, you will notice that you are more relaxed on average. This also helps you fight stress in especially difficult situations. Avoid stress when possible! High blood pressure can be the direct result of too much stress in our lives. It is, of course, natural to experience a short-term spike in blood pressure under stressful situations. Think, for example, about a typical trip to the doctor’s office. Many people experience such as spike under such conditions. Long term elevation in blood pressure due to stress, however, is considerably more concerning!
There are a number of things that can stress you out. By using what you have learned, you will be able to deal with your stress in an effective, long-term manner.
Deep breathing and thought control can also relieve some tension. Picture yourself at home, in the shower or the tub, with the water carrying relaxation with it as it flows over you and carries your stress away with it. Another calming technique is to breathe slowly while keeping your eyes closed, and then imagine something that is calm such as a stroll through a meadow or relaxing on a beach.