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It is a beautiful Monday morning. You are 100% prepared for the budget meeting and you are sure your co-workers are too. The children dress themselves for school without complaint, and their homework, shoes, and backpacks are exactly where they should be. The radio announces, no traffic delays. Then it happens. You wake up.
The truth is, getting your family out the door with everything they need is a major project. Your two-year-old is finger painting with her fruit juice, and she is doing it on your budget report. One kid cannot find his gym shoes and the other is crying because she can’t get her hair straight enough. As you push everyone to the mini-van, a clap of thunder crashes overhead and before you can say “umbrella” the bottom seems to fall out of the sky. This is life. Life is the perfect storm. It is a wonderful mixture of stress, bliss, laughter, tears, and the unexpected. You cannot stop it and it would be pretty boring if you could. But, you can experience it without the stress that causes you to lose your ability to take things as they come and enjoy the crazy and funny stuff that just happens.
People seem to have a hard time letting go of stress. It affects you, and everyone around you. It even affects your health. Try to relieve stress with healthy drinks
Mother Nature is pretty awesome
Mother Nature has provided everything we need to keep a balanced body and mind. We require certain nutrients in order for our body to keep our chemicals and hormones in check, When we give our bodies what it needs to stay balanced, we experience less stress. You will notice that we have added several essential oils
5 healthy drinks that will instantly relieve stress
- Juice mixture: if you want to zap stress and stop it in its tracks, you need a large dose of vitamin C and vitamin B to begin your day. If you think orange juice is enough, you are mistaken. It is healthy but it is not strong enough to be a stress buster. Here are some great foods to throw in a blender and send stress packing:
Note: You do not have to combine all of these ingredients in one drink. Mix and match until you find the right flavor. However, berries are a major source and should be used as often as possible.
Throw in some ice to make it a cold smoothie.
Bonus tip: Therapeutic grade Lavender essential oil is the cherry on this stress-busting drink. Rub a few drops on your skin. Add two or three drops to your smoothie and you are good to go. If you do not have time and have to make a choice, add 2-3 drops of lavender oil to an 8 ounce cup of hot water and sip it slowly.
Soak a few cotton balls in lavender essential oil and place them in small containers in your desk drawer and car so you will always have the relaxation you need.
- Peppermint tea or Hot Chocolate
Of all the essential oils on the market, Peppermint might be your best weapon against stress. Peppermint is very strong. One drop under the tongue can boost your mood, life the fog in your mind, give you more energy and focus. However, it is better ingested. Three drops of Peppermint in a hot cup of tea or a cup of hot chocolate is an instant boost. Remember to sip your hot healthy drinks slowly and breathe deeply to absorb the Peppermint through the thin membranes in the sinuses.
- Coconut Water
One of the main reasons for people failing to function to their maximum capacity is dehydration, You should always be drinking water of some kind, Pure water with essential oil of lemon gives you an elevated mood. Coconut water, is an excellent source of the various vitamin B’s. This is a stress buster and a focus enhancer.
- Chamomile Tea
Chamomile Tea has long been used to calm the nerves. Chamomile also helps balance the chemicals in your brain. It has been shown to improve memory and help people stay focused. Drinking Chamomile Tea also helps ease anxiety which leads to a better night’s sleep. Chamomile essential oil is very strong. Do not ingest the essential oil. Rubbing a drop on each temple and on your wrist will compound the effect.
- Warm Milk
This may sound old fashion, but warm milk does help you relax and unwind. Warm milk contains melatonin and amino tryptophan (the ingredient in turkey that makes you sleepy after Thanksgiving.) While we do not have an essential oil that mixes well with warm milk. Sit quietly and sip your milk and sniff some of your stress busting oils right from the bottles and you will be relaxed in no time.
Ashley is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion in providing creative solutions for building brands online. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome content through various niches.
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