Stress is a modern-day epidemic affecting people of all ages and all walks of life. It’s a totally natural part of life, but it can cause some not-so-pleasant side effects. Aside from making us feel anxious and irritable, stress can also cause problems with our sleep, digestion and even our ability to move our bodies.
Fortunately, there are natural, healthy ways to ease the stresses of your day, your week or even your year. From making more mindful diet choices to getting more exercise or sleep, little changes can go a long way to help you manage stress. You can also turn to the power of 100% plant-based essential oils to naturally address your health concerns, including stress, and return to a peaceful state of mind.
If your stress is getting you down right now, reach for one of our stress-releasing blends to ease the strain right away. Designed to soothe and restore your body and mind, these essential oil blends will help you unwind and regain a peaceful state of mind.
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Getting enough sleep every night is a natural way to keep stress levels low.
HOW ARE YOU SLEEPING?
On any given day, we can come up against dozens of different stressors. Maybe you got caught in rush hour traffic on your way to work. Maybe your child is sick. Maybe you’re struggling to meet a deadline. At work and at home, we’re under a lot of pressure and it can be stressful to keep up. With so much going on, it’s sometimes challenging to turn stress off when we go to bed at night.
A high stress level can make sleeping more difficult because it keeps the body awake and alert. But sleep is a much-needed time for our body to regenerate and repair; without sleep, our bodies and minds feel even more fatigued, causing stress levels to increase.
When you’re sleeping well, on the other hand, you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the new day, and can manage your stress effectively. We have many soothing blends that calm your nerves, relax your body, and support the full night’s rest you need to relieve stress.
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Pay attention to your digestion: it will send you signals when it needs some all-natural solutions that will support your tummy and help reduce stress.
HOW ARE YOU EATING?
Feelings of stress and anxiety can trigger uncomfortable symptoms in the gut and put your digestive system in distress. What we put in our bodies is just as important as what we put on our bodies — so make sure to choose healthy products and food to nourish yourself, naturally.
Saje’s in-house natural food specialist Anna says even small changes to your diet can have a big benefit on your wellness. Try incorporating gut-supporting ingredients (like ginger, fennel and lemon) into your meals and your tummy will learn to relax.
Always pay attention to your digestion — it will tell you when it needs some TLC. For immediate relief, carry our Gutzy Soothing Belly Massage Blend, specially formulated to soothe and satisfy troubled tummies.
Get your blood flowing by finding your flow with exercise like yoga, which can help relieve stress in the body.
HOW ARE YOU MOVING (OR NOT MOVING)?
Moving your body is absolutely key to reaching optimum wellness. But when your body is run down with stress, it can feel impossible to find the motivation to get going. Getting your blood flowing and working your muscles can keep your stress levels down, lift your energy up and create a better sense of well being.
Whether it’s going for a walk, practicing yoga or simply committing to gentle stretching at your desk, movement naturally produces endorphins, your brain’s feel-good hormone. When you make movement a priority every day, your energy will automatically rise and stress will melt away.
No matter where your stress is stemming from, one of our favourite ways to get grounded during stressful times is to practice the Saje Breath. So much more than inhaling the benefits of essential oils, this practice gives you a moment in your day to pause, connect to yourself, and get a small dose of mindfulness and beneficial essential oils.
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When you take a holistic approach to your wellness, your body will naturally reset and become better equipped to cope with stress. Essential oil blends are a simple way to give your body the love and care it needs during stressful moments. Stress is a natural part of life — do what you can to support your wellness by slowing down, listening to your body and managing stress, naturally.