Stress is so difficult to define because it is so different for each one of us. Many times we create our own stress because of faulty perceptions. No matter where your stress comes from, one truth remains the same, Stress will deplete an individual from your natural reserve of NAD. Because we need NAD to thrive at a cellular level, it is essential to adopt Stress Reduction Techniques into our lives. Stress Reduction includes removing toxins from internal and external sources and eliminating psychological stressors. Stress from any source is toxic to all cells and eventually to all organ systems. As stress builds up in the body and overloads organ systems, clinical manifestations will begin to appear.
Here are some helpful tips to aid in stress reduction:
Meditation, also known as mindfulness is a powerful way to relieve stress levels. Even on a hectic schedule, meditation done for as little as 15-20 minutes a day can help achieve this.
Exercise is closely related to meditation since it gives an individual time to be alone with their thoughts, or an opportunity to let them go
Aromatherapy, in a lot of instances, has shown to be beneficial for creating an immediate sense of stress relief. This is because certain scents in nature can help elevate mood, reduce anxiety and promote focus and better concentration. These scents can stimulate the limbic system which in turn releases chemicals that promote feelings of calmness, relaxation and tranquility.
Everyone loves a massage whether they are stressed or not. Historically, this technique has been used in many different cultures to open up blocked energy channels, relieve muscular tension and calm the mind. Today massage is used to relax tense muscles, reduce pain as well as improve circulation, all factors that can do wonders for the mind
Of all the natural ways to lower stress, organization may be the most obvious but the most neglected. This is because organization offers a natural sense of control and peace of mind. If an individual feels on edge in their own house, tidying up may help, since studies have shown that the mere sight of clutter can put people on edge. Or if someone finds themselves always running around, it makes sense to prepare lists and organize some of the chaos in their life.
Because our stressors are as unique as we are, the “One Size Fits All” approach to stress relief does not work. Instead “try them all on” and adopt whatever works for you.