New Year's Resolutions to Help You Relax & Reduce Stress In 2023
We all need more relaxation and less stress in our lives. But how is it accomplished?
If you’re ready to make 2023 a less stressful year, read on for some tips on how you can change your life for the better.
Use Your Hot Tub Daily
If you’re looking for an easy and enjoyable way to combat stress, look no further than your hot tub. The combination of heated water and jet massage really can’t be beaten. Even better, most spas allow you to customize the massage according to your needs. One night you can enjoy a therapeutic massage, the next a reflexology treatment and another a full-body experience.
No matter which style you choose, the massage aids in relieving tight and sore muscles while the heated water increases your body’s production of endorphins, a feel-good hormone that leaves you with a natural high. No matter how busy your schedule is, resolve to set aside 20 minutes to relax and de-stress each evening. The benefits far outweigh the time commitment.
Change Your Eating Habits
When it comes to combating stress, not all food is created equal. A healthy diet is key to overall wellness, but when you need an extra boost to deal with a stressful day, there are certain foods you should reach for. If you know you have a hard day ahead of you, try having oatmeal for breakfast to up the serotonin levels in your brain.
Other boosters of this calming chemical include whole grain bread, cereal or pasta. Choosing foods high in vitamin C can also help. Reach for citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli and bell peppers to help curb the stress hormones in your body. If you’re feeling stressed at night, try drinking some warm milk or herbal tea. Both are known for their soothing properties.
Spend Time Outside
Next time you’re feeling stressed, head outside. Fresh air has been proven to lower stress hormones while rejuvenating the body and clearing the mind. Sunlight also acts as a natural mood booster by stimulating serotonin levels in the brain.
Even if your work keeps you indoors, head out for a brisk walk on your lunch break or choose to eat your lunch in the park. On your days off, scheduling activities outdoors is a great way to unwind.
De-Clutter Your Space
Did you know clutter can contribute to your stress levels? A cluttered home or workspace can cause you to feel overwhelmed and those feelings quickly morph into stress.
If you’re in such a situation, it may be time to bring more organization to your life. Toss any items you no longer want or use and create designated spaces such as storage bins, drawers or shelves, for items you do use. Staying organized also means committing to putting items back in their designated spot after each use.
Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole
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