Do you often have headaches, feel tension in the shoulders and find yourself with your jaws clinched? What’s happening?

Your body is experiencing stress. When we’re stressed, our bodies naturally release stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Shallow breathing, coupled with a faster heartbeat, can lead to headaches or tense muscles.

Ways to Release Stress

  1. Start your morning relaxed and focused. Journaling, reading positive affirmations or watching the sun rise can create a calm that can last for hours.
  2. Take frequent breaks throughout the day. Get up and stretch. Listen to calming music. Have a cup of tea and allow the mind to relax and wander. Take a walk outside in the sun.
  3. Exercise is a powerful stress reliever. It releases tension while also releasing good-feeling endorphins in the brain.
  4. Take a power nap. Rest works wonders.
  5. Simply BREATHE.
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