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10 Simple De-Stress Techniques for Creating Healthy Habits

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Reducing stress is one of the most effective ways to live a longer, happier, and healthier life.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School note that living in a constant state of distress is a critical factor in sleep disturbances, appetite problems, and heart disease

Fortunately, there are many ways to calm your mind and body and to train yourself to create healthy habits – even if you find yourself under quarantine during the COVID-19 crisis.

Below is Joe’s (co-founder of Opulent) top 10 list of simple, cost-effective de-stress techniques you can practice from the comfort of your own home or while you are on the go. 

1) Create a tranquil home environment

The path to a stress-free life begins with a peaceful home environment, primarily if you work from home or spend the majority of your time at home. Here are specific tips to help you transform your home environment from cluttered and stressful to clean and streamlined:

  • Set aside 30 minutes a day to declutter
  • Tackle one room at a time, starting with the area where you spend the most time
  • Discard broken items and donate housewares you no longer use

2) Practice deep breathing techniques

Did you know that deep breathing is one of the most effective de-stress techniques?

Family medicine researchers call deep breathing one of the best ways to lower stress in the body.

 …because when correctly done, you send a message to your brain to relax. 

The brain, in turn, sends a message back to your body to relax. Scientific American describes how 365 and other breathing exercises can help you adopt healthy breathing habits all year long.

 

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3) Take a brisk walk

The science is in, and it has been in for decades.

…exercise is good for us.

Harvard Men’s Health Watch notes that exercise reduces the level of stress hormones in your body while stimulating the production of endorphins, which are known to elevate your mood. 

Best of all, you do not need a grueling, hour-long workout to enjoy the benefits of exercise. 

A short 10-minute walk or jog will do the trick.

…plus it’s a simple way to exercise that you can make into a daily habit.

4) Enjoy a CBD Gummie

Customers say our Gluten-Free CBD Gummies have helped them to relax and relieve occasional anxiety. 

In addition to tasting great, every Opulent Organics CBD gummies are independently tested for quality, purity, and potency.

All of our gummies are made and manufactured in the USA.

 

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5) Listen to your favorite soundtrack

For best results, take your gummies daily for a minimum of 30 days.

As researchers have found, music has a soothing effect on people that are stressed.

Why not take advantage of this proven de-stress technique?

Next time you find yourself overwhelmed by stress, try taking a break and listen to your favorite soundtrack.

And if you need some suggestions,

….check out Spotify’s Top 50 Relaxing Songs to help you unwind.

 

6) Foster or adopt a pet

AARP, along with other organizations say pets are amazing stress relievers.

Owning a pet can help lower anxiety, blood pressure, and the risk of heart disease.

Additionally, dog owners tend to be more physically active and are more likely to set and reach their fitness goals

When looking for achieving a healthier lifestyle, being physically active is a key element in creating healthy habits.

If you are not ready yet to foster or adopt a pet, visiting a local animal shelter can provide the same benefits.

 

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7) Watch your favorite comedy movie

Laughter provides a long list of health benefits, including stress reduction.

As the Mayo Clinic notes, laughter helps soothe tension and “cools down your stress response,” thereby lowering your heart rate and blood pressure. 

No matter if it’s watching your favorite comedy classic or reliving a funny moment, humor can help minimize stress.

 

8) Unplug

Turning off your phone, computer or electronic notifications feels good once in a while.

It’s a great way to take a break from work, problems and requests that pour in on a daily basis.

If this proves to be too difficult, try taking baby steps.

You could start by unplugging for 10-15 minutes once per day and continue with a second session later in the day.

Use this time to relax, enjoy some fresh air, or meditate.

 

9) Reach out to a friend or loved one

Catch up with a close friend or family member.

…you know the one you’ve been meaning to call.

Whether it’s to meet for a cup of coffee or chat on the phone, shifting attention to your loved ones can do a lot of good for your general state of well-being.

And you never know.

…they might even have some de-stress techniques of their own to share.

A win-win!

 

catching up with friends a destress technique

 

10) End your day with a CBD capsule

When it comes to relieving stress, the way you finish your day is just as important as the way you start your daily routine.

Opulent Organics’ CBD Capsules for Sleep are an all-natural way for you to unwind and fall into a deep, peaceful sleep

With a gentle, gluten-free formula that features the natural hormone melatonin, they can help you leave all the stressors of the day behind.

And the best part – you won’t have to worry about feeling groggy the next day.

 

The Bottom Line

Even if you feel overwhelmed by the current global crisis, relieving stress is simpler than you may think.

As shown above, many de-stress techniques are easy, enjoyable to perform and require little in the way of equipment or money. 

By creating a routine that includes the 10 destress techniques above, you can help keep stress at bay and put yourself on the path to creating healthy habits.