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4 Tips to Reduce Daily Stress

Learn how to reduce stress in your daily routine

By Plant Power Team
December 9, 2020 – 4 min read

70% of adults in the United States say they experience stress or anxiety daily. Both symptoms are considered quite common, considering the great state of uncertainty and the many changes brought upon us during recent times. It’s been shown that introducing basic self-care activities into your daily routine can help combat some of these effects.

1. A Daily Schedule With (Dance) Breaks

Some people love having a set of daily routines while others try to avoid it at all costs. By organizing your day and working around a schedule to manage your activities, you will gain better control of your time and productivity levels. So, even if you absolutely hate building your day around a schedule, you should consider the possible positive effects it can have on your nervous system.

Dance Breaks – What Are They Good For?

Dance has long been one the techniques to cope with stress and anxiety, since early history and across cultures. Dancing allows you to focus on your body and mind as a meditative practice while gaining renewed energy caused by movement. When you dance, your serotonin level goes up, which helps the body develop stronger neural connections due to the integration of brain, body and psyche.

2. Don’t Be A Stranger

Social interaction is one of the most important elements in living a stress-free life. With today’s social distancing, it’s even more crucial to remain in touch with family and friends to avoid loneliness and feelings of isolation. A quick phone chat or a video call is a great reminder that you are not alone and that you can share your worries with another person. Sometimes, you’ll find that they need that phone-call even more than you.

3. Yoga 101

These days, most of us experience a cluttered mind filled with constant thoughts, racing through it non-stop. Yoga is a combination of mind-body practice with controlled breathing and meditation techniques that lower heart rate and help ease the mind. Studies have shown that even 15 minutes of yoga and 3 minutes of mediation daily can reduce stress and anxiety. Yoga helps people ground to the “now” and teaches how to be present through unique poses (asanas) that require physical effort with high levels of concentration.

4. The Miracles of CBD 

A majority of CBD research suggests it may be beneficial for anxiety symptoms, due to its positive impact on the body’s endocannabinoid system. If you’re interested in a quick stress relief product, try a clean, lab-tested, GMP verified full-spectrum CBD oil. You can also add CBD oil to your food or drink it with your coffee/tea but the effects will not be immediate, as with direct use.

You have probably heard many testimonials from friends and family who successfully treat their stress and anxiety with full-spectrum CBD oil, but most importantly this word-of-mouth is now supported by a growing research evidence that pure and potent full-spectrum CBD works. In this recent research review, 32 different studies examined the effects of full-spectrum CBD on stress and anxiety.