Easy Ways To Relieve Stress

Woahhhh this work week has me all types of messed up. Life has been so hectic and I’ve been having a lot going on around me. All of this commotion makes it difficult to stay focused and motivated. There have definitely been more than a few times where I just wanted to give up. Anyone else?

Well, fear not because although we all have those days we also have ways to combat them and offset the stress! I’ve come up with 5 ways to remove stress from your life in a variety of different situations. Join me in this blog post so we can all be stress free together!

Clean It Out 

Alright, stay with me here. Cleaning a space reduces the clutter from your life and will leave you feeling refreshed. Start with small places like your car, closet, or bedroom. Then, move on to the rest of your home or spend time really organizing the areas you just cleaned. Trust me, this helps!

Read Or Write 

Expanding your creative thoughts will help relieve some of that stress build up. It’s a mind aid to just let everything go in the comfort of a good book or journal. Spend sometime at a local coffee shop to dial into a better, more relaxed, environment. Let the creative juices flow! What’s been your recent favorite read?

Drive

Sometimes one of the best ways I deal with stress is to just take a lot of time for myself. There’s nothing wrong with that! I do this frequently by hopping in my car and throwing on some tunes. The trip doesn’t stop until I do. The possibilities are quite endless. A drive can mean a few blocks, miles, or hours. So long as your gas budget allows!

Gain A Green Thumb

I’ve recently began filling my little home with plants. It gives me something to plan for every day and makes my space more welcoming. There’s something wonderful about adding greenery to a lived in area! The process of potting, watering, and watching your new babies grow will give you a new distraction. Guaranteed, the tension will melt away with a succulent or two.

Bubble Bath It Up

Nothing says relaxation more than bubbles. After a long hard day, the only thing I want is a warm bath. Light a couple candles, make a hot camomile tea, and slide on into the tub. This is typically the time of the day where I shut down my electronics and spend some much-needed me time. I can’t be bothered when I’m soaking away the stress.

There are plenty of great bath products out there but some of my favorites come from LUSH. Their bath bombs make me feel like a deserving princess worthy of nothing but sparkles and scents that resemble fresh picked roses or clean linens. If that’s not your thing, try a moisturizing body conditioner or scrub. Pampering myself helps leave the troublesome thoughts “down the drain“. See what I did there?

LUSH Must-Haves 

LUSH products are not just a step above many other body care brands on the market, they’re designed to make improvements! If you walk into a LUSH store you’ll notice how kind and informative their employees are. They’ll assist you from start to finish in finding the perfect blend of body goodies just for you. A majority of their packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic, created with natural ingredients, and cruelty free. Did I mention everything smells amazing?!

In this post, I wanted to introduce you all to my favorite LUSH products and how they’ve helped me. If you’ve never been to LUSH or are eager to start trying their products, I’ll leave links below for you to check them out!

Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo

My hair has always been very dry. Mainly because I’ve done a lot of damage to it. I blow dry, straighten, and curl my hair throughout the week. There’s no denying the styling has been hard for my hair to handle and I’ve gotten a ton of breakage recently! I wanted to find a product that could fix this.

I’m happy to report, the Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo solves all my problems. This shampoo moisturizes, softens, and brings life back to my hair. Oh, and can you guess the main ingredient? Honey of course! LUSH describes the ingredient as, “…a humectant which means it attracts and retains moisture on our skin and hair”.

American Cream Conditioner

This dreamy conditioner is introduced as a vanilla-strawberry scent but in my opinion smells more like fresh baby powder. The main ingredients in this concoction include fresh strawberries, oranges, and honey water.

It took some time for me to grow on this product because of how thick the consistency is. I’m familiar with hair care products that feel more slimy and watered down. American Cream is the exact opposite. When I use this product in the shower, I feel refreshed and my hair comes out being manageable. It’s just a different feeling compared to other products that I’ve used.

Ocean Salt Self-Preserving

This is one of my favorite classic LUSH products. Ocean salt is a finely textured face and body scrub. I love this product because it’s gentle yet effective. The tiny grains of salt give you the perfect scrub down wherever you need all while still being considerate of sensitive areas. Keep in mind this product is vegan and is free of synthetic preservatives too. Woo hoo!

Mask Of Magnaminty

Say hello to the most refreshing face mask you’ll ever find. Again, this is one of those LUSH products known for being sensitive on the skin. The mask is smooth to put on and non abrasive in texture. The minty, tingling, cooling sensation you get during use stays true to the name of this mask (peppermint oil is one of the main ingredients).

Cup O’ Coffee

Another great face and body mask I thought I’d share my thoughts on! I saw this in stores and couldn’t reach for it quicker. I’m a coffee addict, no doubt. So, I was intrigued when introduced to this product. Coffee grounds make this mask a thick treat for your face and scrubs away dryness leaving a glowing canvas. I love to pamper myself with this mask while taking a relaxing morning bath. It really has a way of waking you up!