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5 Quick and Easy Tips to De-Stress


There are SO MANY situations in motherhood that have the potential to cause stress and anxiety:

making sure your kids eat and eat healthy

potty training

sleep training

them getting sick and not knowing if you're overreacting or not doing enough...

I could go on and on, but I won't because YOU KNOW!

Not to mention many of us have a habit of over committing and putting high demands on yourself.

This means LOTS OF STRESS on the daily!!

And on top of that you probably don't have a weekly self-care routine to reset and rejuvenate.

Am I right?

The truth is stress and anxiety are a part of life and motherhood. But we do need to learn how to de-stress and release anxiety because...

...if we don't, we will suffer physically (burnout our sweet adrenals for one), mentally and emotionally.

And don't get me started on adrenal fatigue (my other passion project)

The good news is there are ways to teach your body and mind to de-stress. And the cool thing is...

...there is science behind this.

because these 5 tips release a powerful hormone that lowers the stress hormone, cortisol. This powerful hormone is called Oxytocin, or our "happy" hormone. So not only is it releasing stress, it makes us happier too, a WIN, WIN!

So here's the good stuff...

5 quick and easy tips to destress:

1. LAUGH

There is science behind the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine?” Laughter not only produces oxytocin, it's also known to help boost your energy, your immune system and even reduce pain. So cool right?

This can be genuine or fake laughter, the brain doesn’t know the difference.

  • So either spend a few minutes laughing by listening to your favorite comedian during your commute to work or while exercising

  • Surround yourself with people who make you laugh

  • Or just start laughing

2. HUG SOMEONE

  • Embrace someone, it’s best when you hug someone you love

  • Enjoy that hug and stay a little longer than normal and feel the effects

  • If you don’t have the opportunity to hug someone you love than imagine you are hugging someone you love or that you are being hugged by someone you love

  • Cuddling has the same effect

  • Pets are great for this

3. TAKE A WALK