Beat Stress During Your Busiest of Times!
It’s the busiest time of the year. From gift shopping, to holiday parties, to family get-togethers – things begin to get overwhelming and stressful. Stress is normal but too much stress is not. There are many things one can do to manage holiday stress, or just regular stressors.
Unfortunately, there are situations where we can’t just take a break and relax. We’ve all been there. You’re running from store to store trying to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends. Things like that can become stressful and sometimes you can’t just ignore all of your responsibilities to go relax.
Luckily there a couple of things you can do to improve your stress fairly quickly:
Take a deep breath. One thing that we are always told when we get worked up is to ‘take a deep breath’. Concentrating on your breathing can dramatically decrease your tension within minutes.
Chew some gum. Chewing gum doesn’t only keep your breath smelling minty fresh, it can also relax you. A 2008 study at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, found that chewing reduces the stress hormone cortisol in saliva by 16% during mild stress and nearly 12% during moderate stress.
Have some chocolate. There’s a reason why so many of us love chocolate. Just one piece of chocolate can stimulate the brain to release beta endorphins, a body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals. If you’re not in the mood for some chocolate we also recommend having a banana. Bananas are full of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure.
Take some Serenelle®. If you’re looking for something that’s a bit more long lasting – try some Serenelle. Most anti-stress products work by sedating the central nervous system, causing drowsiness and impairing mental function. Serenelle helps you de-stress while increasing your energy and focus.* Serenelle has been shown to work because all of the ingredients in Serenelle are backed by human clinical studies:
- A human study found that Sensoril® ashwagandha extract significantly reduced symptoms of occasional stress — including anxiety, heart palpitations, irritability, and sleeplessness.*
- L-theanine and natural PharmaGABA® have been clinically shown to increase the production of alpha brain waves — indicating a relaxed state of alertness.*
- Relesse™ lemon balm extract has been clinically shown to improve stress-induced negative mood and increase mental alertness.* Relesse is guaranteed to contain the specific constituents responsible for lemon balm's cognitive effects.*
- Sensoril has been clinically shown to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, while boosting the energizing hormone DHEA.*
Just take 2 capsules with a meal and you’ll have the energy and focus to tackle all of your holiday shopping.
Mental health is super important, even during the busiest of times. Take a five minute break to tackle your current stressors; use one minute to check up on yourself and use the rest of the four minutes to implement some of the tips mentioned above. The holiday season should be a cheerful time, try not to stress yourself out!