Stress Relief Activities for Spring


Do you know the number 3 cause of disease in our Country is stress? Say what?!? And stress is 100% preventable. The top causes of poor health are stress, sugar and (lack of) sleep. And all of these are preventable. So, let’s work on getting these under control ok. We want to feel better so we can LIVE more.

Today we are going to talk about stress relieving activities for Spring. We live in the frigid north so by the time Spring comes around we can’t wait to get things cleaned up from Winter and get outside. Spring is my favorite season for a multitude of reasons; my birthday is in the Spring, Winter is long in our state and we don’t get enough sunshine, plus there’s just something about those gorgeous flowers that come in in Spring. Tulips anyone? 

Spring also means we can get outside. And grounding with the Earth leaves us feeling calm and peaceful. A feeling each one of us wants more of. How can you integrate getting outside more this spring to reduce your stress level?

Move your body. Longer days mean more time for ourselves. Get outside and move your body. We’ve often been cooped up inside so it’s time to get out and enjoy the longer, sunnier day and move. Moving your body increases endorphins which makes us feel better, So, go girl go! I’ve shared before but there is a direct correlation for me when I’m feeling stressed and anxious that the more movement I  do in a day or harder movement (running, biking, HIIT, etc) the better I feel!

Eat Whole Foods. Remember what I said about over consumption of Sugar being one of the top reasons for disease? So eye opening, isn’t it? When you’re feeling extra stressed, limit your sugar intake. Sugar plays into feelings of stress and anxiousness and then our bodies crave more making it a sick circle of more and more sugar and more and more stressed feelings. Instead of eating refined sugar, try incorporating real sugar from fruits into your diet. You might notice a detox Period of when you come off the refined sugar but the added benefits I  promise will be way worth it!

Get enough sleep. When we are feeling highly stressed in might be hard to turn off our brains and sleep each night. I get it. I’ve been there. But sleep is so important to allow our body that restorative rest it needs to function for the next day and regulate our body systems. If you’re having a hard time shutting off your brain at night here’s a few suggestions on how to fall into easy, peaceful sleep! 
    1. Read a book before bed
    2. Limit screen time (tv and phone 30 minutes before bed)
    3. Take a bath before bed. I love to take an epsom salt bath with my favorite essential oils
        4. Listen to a meditation of guided sleep

And last but certainly not least, one of my favorite things to incorporate into my life that have made a HUGE difference in my stress and anxiety level is….Meditation. There are tons of guided meditations out there that you can use on YouTube but some of my favorites are those my Abraham Hicks and Dr. Joe Dispenza. 


What are some of your go-to tips for relieving stress? I’d love to hear them below and share with my Mama Community after all, we are all in this together. We want to feel better so we can LIVE more.

All of us Mamas gotta stick together, we are all in this together and it takes a community to raise our babies and ourselves. Remember to treat yourself well!

XO, Jess

How to calm the Chaos and Overwhelm in a crazy world!

Got Chaos? Got Stress? Got that overwhelmed feeling? 

 
There's an Essential Oil for that!

 
Everybody loves a routine. Everybody. When our routine is interrupted, we can feel a bit chaotic and disconnected. This year, all of our routines are gone and all sense of normal, which creates a feeling of stress and overwhelm. These feelings can leave you drained and feeling helpless. Are you overwhelmed in work, overwhelmed at home, and or just overwhelmed all the time? This is for you. 
These are some of my favorite roller blends that are designed to help you get back in touch with yourself and learn to let go. Even in challenging times, we can focus on positivity and choose to see the good. It’s amazing that some essential oils can assist with this process as they restore balance to the body. What are you focusing on that’s good?

 

 
 

 
I AM HERE
This powerful blend is just the ticket to help you speak your truth. It opens the throat chakra for authentic and clear communication. Roll on this blend before an interview or to provide courage and sensitivity when handling conflict or difficult discussions.
8 drops Valor
6 drops Myrtle
5 drops Frankincense
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil

 
Love All

 
It’s easy to love people when they agree with us, show kindness, and treat others fairly. It is far more difficult to love those we disagree with or people who are unkind, selfish, and greedy. Use this blend to balance yourself, your heart and help you give love even when it doesn’t come so easily.

 
6 drops geranium
6 drops white angelica
5 drops lavender
4 drops clary sage
2 drops jasmine
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil
Find Yourself
Challenging times drain us of energy and motivation. When you  feel like doing nothing but know you should do otherwise, try this.  It calms erratic emotions while restoring a healthy energy to move forward.
5 drops valerian
5 drops Cypress
4 drops Cedarwood 
3 drops sacred sandalwood
3 drops juniper
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil.

 
 
I am a busy Mom so of course stress is inevitable but I have a few mom tips for you to alleviate your stress and have you feeling better almost instantly. In addition to exercise, meditation, and surrounding myself with a community of thriving Mamas there are a few other essentials I can’t recommend enough. These tools are my go to for almost immediate stress relief and you can read about them here. Seriously couldn’t do this Mom Life without them. 
 
What are your go to’s for stress relief?

 
Want to learn more about calming your chaos and stress with essential oils? Check it out here