They say if you are feeling happy, give it some time – you’ll recover soon. It seems the only thing one can look forward to in our fast-paced world of today is stress and more stress. No wonder everybody and their mom are looking for natural ways to reduce stress.
So I decided to share with you some natural remedies that have been proven over the years to be very effective at reducing stress and restoring your peace.
These are not the same old same old that you will find everywhere else on the internet. What I will give you are accessible techniques and tips that are backed by science and guaranteed to work.
Here Are 7 Natural Ways To Reduce Stress
If you’ve never come across the name before, chances are you’ve lived your life in the warmer parts of the planet. Rhodiola is an herb that grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia.
Its roots are considered adaptogens, which means that they can help your body adapt to stress when you consume them.
People in Russia and Scandinavia have been taking advantage of this natural miracle to treat distress, fatigue, and depression for centuries.
Sometimes called the arctic root or the golden root, Rohdiola’s root contains more than 140 active ingredients. Two of the most potent of these ingredients are rosavin and salidroside which have been shown to be very effective in reducing stress and fatigue.
To test the effects of Rohdiola, one study involving 101 people with life and work related stress took 400mg of Rohdiola extract per day for four weeks.
Participants of the study showed improvements in symptoms of stress, fatigue, anxiety, and exhaustion after just three days. And these improvements continued throughout the study.
Another separate study showed that Rohdiola is equally effective against burnout.
Indeed, in addition to stress, fatigue, and burnout, this wonder natural herb is useful against lung infections, headaches, weakness, muscle recovery, and many other ailments.
This is not medical advice, so make sure to consult your doctor.
Trauma Releasing Exercises
Trauma releasing exercises are not as popular as they should be, but they remain one of the best natural ways you can use to reduce stress.
I can’t recommend enough the benefits that come with this set of exercises compiled by David Bercelli.
The fact is that, the trauma and stress we experience on a daily basis doesn’t affect only our minds. They get imprinted in other parts of our body as well.
How many times have you experienced pain in your back, chest, head, or shoulders whenever you become stressed?
It’s because of all that trauma stored up in those areas.
But here’s the thing: your body can naturally reduce that stored up stress so you don’t have to experience that pain again.
David Bercelli stumbled on his technique by studying animals that live in life-threatening situations on a daily basis and he realized that we humans are wired the same way too.
I started using trauma releasing exercises a few years ago; and my first experiences were intense, to say the least.
At first, I shook a little. It felt weird to see my limbs shaking naturally and uncontrollably. But after I relaxed into it, the real trauma release began; my whole body shook.
My shoulders, hips, neck, head—everywhere shook like crazy. I had a ton of stress stored up in my muscles that I didn’t even know about. The shaking lasted for about 15 minutes, and then I felt a huge relief that is hard to put in words.
I suggest you get David Bercelli’s DVD before you try this method to reduce build up stress on your own.
I am a big fan of subliminal messages and their capacity to change your life permanently.
Sometimes the bustle of everyday life can leave you overwhelmed to the point of doubting yourself. You wake up some mornings wondering where the energy for the day is going to come from.
Subliminal messages can turn all that around by doing away with the negative paradigms in your mind that constantly attract these stressful circumstances.
Once I began using this groundbreaking technique I began to live deliberately.
I replaced the negative beliefs in my mind with positive ones. I stopped attracting stressful situations and began expecting uplifting experiences. And even when I encountered stress in my daily life, I no longer took it as a sign that I was unworthy and undeserving of what I was trying to achieve.
The hidden commands worked so well with helping me deal with stress that I decided to create a special recording for other people to reduce their stress levels.
By listening to this recording for 15 minutes daily, you can deal with stress with confidence and efficiency you never believed you were capable of. Click here to get my ‘reduce stress’ recording.
Eat Protein-Rich Breakfast
It’s a scientific fact that there exists a strong link between what we eat and our mood. And yet, very few of us take the time to observe the effects which our daily food choices have on us.
One of the best natural ways to reduce stress consists in choosing to eat foods that help you cope with stress better. It’s that simple.
For example, you can skip the carbs in the morning and go with a protein rich breakfast instead.
Protein rich breakfasts like scrambled free-range pastured eggs mixed with kale and pumpkin seeds can leave us satiated and supply us with nutrients like Vitamins K, A, and B, as well as potassium and magnesium, all of which help fend off stress and anxiety.
On the other hand, a carb-rich breakfast would spike your insulin, which would correspondingly spike your cortisol (stress hormone) levels, leaving you stressed from the onset of your day.
Stop Drinking Caffeine
Caffeine might make you feel alive the moment you drink it, but in the long run, this natural stimulant makes you more stressed.
Now, if your days are particularly charged, you might consider it blasphemous to think of going a day without coffee. But you might want to consider an alternative like matcha green tea that helps fight stress rather than promote it.
Matcha is rich in L-Theanine which is a rare amino acid that promotes a state of relaxation and well-being.
Thousands of people around the world are incorporating the practice of taking cold showers because of the many benefits that come with it. One of these benefits happens to be reduced stress levels.
By regularly subjecting yourself to cold showers, your body experiences a small amount of stress. This leads to a process called hardening whereby your nervous system gradually gets used to handling moderate levels of stress.
People who undergo hardening find that they can handle stress better and are capable of keeping a cool head under stressful situations.
The cold water cleans you while keeping the natural oils in your hair and skin, which warm water usually washes off.
As a beginner, you want to start with warm water and then gradually work your way down to cold water. Start slow when you start using cold water—no more than 5 seconds—and then gradually work your way up to a minute.
Aromatherapy has been used since ancient times to promote relaxation and calm. My top 3 essential oils to reduce stress are: clary sage, peppermint, and frankincense. I simply dilute 3-4 drops with a carrier oil like coconut or almond oils and rub on my stomach, spine, or the bottom of my feet for best absorption.
Try different essential oils one at a time to see which works best for you. I like using Doterra Oils because of the high quality of their products.
And there you have it: 7 natural ways to reduce stress; proven by science and personal experience. I doubly recommend you try my recordings because they permanently change you at the level of the subconscious.
The stress you feel is actually a symptom of much deeper problems. My programs can tackle those deeper problems in life-altering ways. Find out more about it here.