- Stop and Breathe
Deep breathing is a great way to slow down the parasympathetic nervous system.
- Clear your Head
Try journaling, meditate/pray, talk to a friend or take a walk.
- Do something fun
Have an adventure! I swear just being outside in nature on a trail calms me right down. Seeing a sunset or a rushing waterfall does something for the soul and the nerves.
- Eliminate Caffeine
Replace it with water. Our bodies are made up of around 60 percent of water. So most of us are dehydrated more often than not. If you drink a lot of soda, sugary drinks or coffee, you are probably dehydrated. Drink a big glass of water and see how you feel. Add lemon for flavor and refreshment.
Get those endorphins pumping. Keep it light (low impact) if needed, but our bodies are meant to move. Pick up some weights or try a Fitness Blender workout. Some studies show that exercise can elevate a person's mood, reduce anxiety and depression as well as boost self-esteem. Yoga also has great benefits for the mind, body and soul.
- Get a Massage
Studies show the many benefits of massage from stress relief to lessening anxiety, pain and muscle tension. Check out http://www.wellnessmoreaccessible.com/ for your local needs.
Grace is giving you what you need. Grace is the ability to handle things.