Your heart rate increases, your brain goes fuzzy, and your palms start sweating. Stress has entered the building.
Everyone faces difficult situations in their lifetime, and whilst it’s okay to feel stressed, it’s important not to let it overwhelm you. If you can keep calm, you can push through the impossible and find the light at the end of the tunnel.
In this post, we’ll guide you through 3 common scenarios with stress-busting strategies you can adapt to your own life.
Ready to tackle stress head-on?
Scenario 1: Trouble at work
‘My to-do list is growing, inbox is heaving, and my boss keeps piling on more work. With so much to do, I’m struggling to stay focused and I’m worried I’ll miss deadlines!’
Sound familiar? Work is the biggest stress trigger in the UK, with 79% of people experiencing it.
Try to sandwich stressful workdays in between things that bring you joy. Wake up early to go on a walk or read a book. Once the workday is over, try these methods to unwind.
To stay on task, take mini breaks throughout the day and apply our Find Focus roller ball to your pulse points. The refreshing blend of Rosemary, Grapefruit and Orange Leaf makes for the perfect mid-day motivator.
Scenario 2: family tensions
‘My partner never helps around the house and we’re always arguing about it. To top it off my parents are coming at the weekend, and I just know they’re going to judge me for the mess!’
Does this resonate with you? Whilst everyone’s home life is different, most people have experienced some sort of family-related stress in their lives. Communication is key for tackling this one.
Have you ever been given the advice ‘never go to bed on an argument’? that’s because talking through feelings can alleviate tensions. Explain your perspective, consider theirs, and find ways to avoid similar situations happening in the future.
Scenario 3: Doomscrolling
‘The news is so scary and there’s nothing I can do about it! I can’t help looking at pictures and reading statistics. I wake up and check my phone first thing, and it’s keeping me up all night too’
‘Doomscrolling’ refers to the phenomena of constantly scrolling through negative and news-related media. It’s become so common that it was even named the 2020 Oxford English Dictionary word of the year. Now there’s no denying the news is unsettling, but obsessively checking your social feeds might not be the best way to deal with it.
To tackle this stressful habit, avoid reaching for your phone when you wake up in the morning. You can set a positive tone for the day by using our Happy Vibes Bath and Shower Wash and spritzing our MoodFix Mist around your room.
When you do need to check your phone, make sure you don’t slip into your scrolling habits. Allocate a time to look at it and even set a timer if it helps. Before bed, enjoy some screen-free time by building a bedtime routine.
What’s your stress-busting tactic?
We’ve shared 3 common stress triggers and ways to navigate them calmly, now it’s your turn to share your stress-busting strategies.
Let us know in the comments how you use your Tisserand Aromatherapy products to stay calm, cool and collected.
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