Easy Home Remedies For Stress

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When I started my career as a young woman professional over 22 years ago and was confronted with the realities of chronic stress,  I thought that that the only recourse  I had was to go to the doctor and ask for medication that could help me with that stress. I did not have a clue about home remedies for stress. However, twenty years of trial and error have convinced me that home remedies for stress can be just as effective, and in some situations, even more effective than any pills your doctor gives you.

Now I am on a mission to share some useful stress management tips with women professionals and women business owners around the globe.

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Learn to use these home remedies to banish the stress before it even appears. Create good habits that help you avoid stress,  become more focused, more energized, and most importantly – HAPPY!

Home Remedies For Stress

Easy To Implement At Home Remedy For Stress

How can you naturally de-stress your life? Start in the kitchen, by changing your eating and drinking habits:

  1. Start by eating oats. If you are not getting enough oats in your diet, you are probably not getting enough fiber, and are therefore stressing out your system, even if you are otherwise eating healthy. Start each morning off with a bowl of oatmeal—not only will it aid in your digestion, helping to calm your system, it is also an anti-inflammatory and can help relieve chronic inflammation that might be further bothering your system.
  1. Another change you can make in the kitchen is switching chamomile tea in for your coffee. Chamomile tea can help boost your metabolism and provide many of the same benefits as drinking coffee, but it won’t rev you up like coffee can.

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Easy Home Remedies for Stress Reduction You Can Use in the Bathroom

There are also a few changes you can make to your bathroom to make it a more luxurious and enjoyable place to be:

  1. Surround yourself with aromatherapy oils and candles. Lavender is a great option, as it is naturally soothing. Whether you prefer candles, diffusers, or oil warmers, make your bathroom a calming place by utilizing the power of aromatherapy.
  1. Indulge in a bubble bath. A bubble bath doesn’t just have to be for special occasions. Especially if you are dealing with chronic stress, get some bubble bath and use it on a daily basis. Not only can a bath help save the environment (as it usually requires less water than a shower), it can be supremely comforting to soak in a warm bath, surrounded by aromatic bubbles.

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Fun Home Remedies For Stress Reduction You Would Enjoy

Want to bring calm to your living spaces and with your family? Try these two tips:

  1. Add some laughter. Laughter can do a world of good. Don’t you always feel better after a hearty belly laugh? Make sure that you always have something funny to watch. It isn’t just a distraction, it can tangibly improve your mood, whether it’s The Golden Girls or The Big Bang Theory.
  1. Bring the family together for some fun. Having fun together as a family can cement your relationships and make you feel happy and refreshed. Call everyone together for a little friendly competition with some board games, a favorite movie, a walk, etc.

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Soothing Home Remedies for Stress in the Bedroom

Extend the calm to your bedroom by using these tips:

  1. Start keeping a journal. At first, keeping a journal might just feel like one more thing you have on your to-do list. You’ll soon find, however, that keeping a journal helps you cement memories, organize your thoughts, and process difficult feelings. Writing down what happens during your day and how you feel can help remove the stress associated with those things. Once you put it down on paper, it’s purged from your system and you can stop worrying about it.
  1. Play soothing music. Having soothing music as a constant in your bedroom will not only help you sleep better, it will make any time you spend in your bedroom more enjoyable. Invest in some calming music and a CD player or sound system that makes it easy to queue up whenever you need it.

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Easy Home Remedies for Stress in Your Backyard

Your outdoor spaces should be the most relaxing in your home. Here are a few ways to make sure that’s the case:

  1. Get a rock water fountain. There’s something about running water—the sound of it, the sight of it—that soothes the soul. In feng shui, the water element represents freedom and self-expression. Having a water feature in your backyard can bring those two things into your life. Plus, a water fountain will usually attract friendly birds and animals, which are always fun to see while sitting out in your yard.
    1. Camp in your backyard. If you love being out in nature but cannot always find the time to drive out into the woods and spend a few nights in total isolation, you can put up a tent in your backyard and enjoy the healing power of nature, a few short steps from your home.

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There  is a lot more information on home remedies for anxiety and stress.  There are also lots of stress management activities that you can incorporate into your daily life to get stress under control once and for all.

You can use ALL these tips to bring calm into every space of your home and life and to empower yourself to face complex life challenges without losing steam!

An Inspirational Quote For You

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. Marilu Henner

I would love to hear from you!

Use the comment box below to share your thoughts with me:

  1. Which day-to-day challenges are you struggling with right now?
  2. Which home remedies for stress mentioned above will  be easiest for you to incorporate into your life right away?
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About The Author

Darlene Berkel

Stress Resilience & Life Transitions Coach Darlene is passionate about helping ambitious women 40+ conquer chronic stress and overcome whatever life throws at them. Combining personal experience, proven stress management activities and divine guidance, Darlene delivers top-tier products and services that have allowed committed women to face their challenges without losing steam.

15 Comments

  • Lorraine Schuchart

    Reply Reply August 26, 2016

    Hi Darlene, thanks for these great tips. This post is one I will return to.

    • Darlene Berkel

      Reply Reply September 2, 2016

      Hi Lorraine, Glad you enjoyed the tips. Feel free to come back for more stress management tips anytime. 🙂

  • Liz

    Reply Reply August 26, 2016

    Helpful, thanks. The oat info was new to me.

    • Darlene Berkel

      Reply Reply September 2, 2016

      Hi Liz, thanks for the comment. Oats is a good basis for a healthy breakfast. Try it and let me know what you think.

  • Chelsea Holmes

    Reply Reply January 10, 2017

    I love these stress relieving home remedy ideas! I just went to my doctor the other week and he told me that I needed anti-anxiety to treat my constant stress! I was appalled. I felt like he didn’t listen to me at all and just pulled out his prescription book and started writing. I can’t wait to try these ideas, especially the ones in the kitchen. I really think that eating more oatmeal and switching out at least one of my cups of coffee for some chamomile tea will help me feel more relaxed. And I LOVE the idea of taking time each day to soak in a warm aromatic bath. It makes me feel better just thinking about it!

    • Darlene Berkel

      Reply Reply January 10, 2017

      Chelsea, it’s amazing how quickly doctors like to pull out their pads to write prescriptions. There is a prescription for every ailment and there is also a natural remedy for every ailment. The benefit of the natural remedy is that there are no ( or very little) negative side effects. Pills come with a long and exhausting list of warnings and side effects. Much better to try home remedies for stress and other natural remedies. And if you have constant stress, then it may be time to re-evaluate your life. Click here to learn why it’s important to make stress management a TOP priority!

  • Rachel Kane

    Reply Reply January 13, 2017

    Darlene, I love the idea to get a water fountain! I know I need to make my home a more tranquil place, I currently work from home and so it is hard for me to relax when my work day is done because I am always in my office. I really like this idea of setting myself up a little piece of paradise in my backyard by a water feature where I can go to specifically relax. Ever since I was a girl I have loved running water, it is so soothing to me. I have never even thought about getting a water fountain, but I know that it would really help me make a space where I can relax and find some tranquility in my daily life! Awesome ideas, thank you so much!

    • Darlene Berkel

      Reply Reply January 13, 2017

      Rachel, your’re welcome. Glad you like it. The sound of water is one of the most soothing, relaxing things I know. I am working on creating two “relaxation zones” with water fountains. One in my backyard and one near the patio in the front. Join me? Lets’ post our before and after pictures when it’s done. Water fountains is one of the home remedies for stress that does not have to break the bank. You can go as simple or as extravagant as your budget would allow. And reap all the stress-relief benefits! 🙂

  • Georgiana

    Reply Reply January 20, 2017

    LOVE this!!! I always prefer a more natural approach to avoid the side effects of meds. I really need to take more baths, LOL! I also didn’t realize that about oats. Yes, I’ll feed it to the kids, but I haven’t eaten them myself in years.

  • Val

    Reply Reply January 20, 2017

    Great article! Love the games. Catan is so much fun.

  • Darlene Berkel

    Reply Reply January 20, 2017

    @Val, thanks for stopping by. Stress relief games are so much fun!

    @Georgiana, Glad you like it. I am BIG fan of natural remedies for stress. A soothing bath, with candles, essential oils and relaxing music is THE way to melt your stress away on a Saturday afternoon. ( Trust me! :-)) And yes…oats is good for the kids, but it good for YOU too!

  • Jennifer Fouts

    Reply Reply January 20, 2017

    This was a great read! Wow, I did not know that about baths with regard to using less water than a shower…Guess I learn something new every day 🙂

    As for me, I have several fish tanks and they are the most tranquil things to watch…once you have an “established” tank it’s all easy street from there. I used to own a tabletop fountain and I thought that was the neatest thing ever until it quit working…I wish I could find a good one that worked long-term. But fishkeeping is certainly one of my favorite stress-busters!

    • Darlene Berkel

      Reply Reply January 20, 2017

      Thanks for the comment Jennifer. Glad you enjoyed the post! I am planning to put a garden pond in my yard for exactly the reason you mention: fish-keeping can be one of nature’s best stress relievers. The trickling sound of water combined with the stress-free hustle and bustle of the fish is calming and soothing to body, mind, and spirit.

  • Sandy Billingsly

    Reply Reply January 27, 2017

    What fun ideas Darlene! I love finding new ways to make my home and my life more stress free and here are some great ones! When I read your post I immediately declared that Friday night family game night. Everyone was a little bit mopey about the idea at first, but when Friday rolled around and they all smelled the pizza and I brought out the decks of cards to play our favorite family card game, they all perked up. Darlene, we had SUCH a good time! We laughed and chatted and spent some real quality time together for the first time in I-don’t-know-how long. There were no electronics in sight and we went into the weekend and the next week all feeling refreshed. It was nearly magical, I swear. We have decided to make it a monthly thing at least, and maybe even more often than that. Thank you so much Darlene!

    • Darlene Berkel

      Reply Reply January 27, 2017

      You very welcome Sandy! I am thrilled to hear that your family night is such a slamming success. That’s awesome. If you have not tried Wii nintendo for family night as yet, you gotta try that too! You can get a wide variety of great sport games, balance games, and so much more. We LOVE it! 🙂 From the 4 year old to the 68 year old!

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