This is a sponsored post on behalf of Genexa Health
I’ve always been the type of person who is easily stressed. One little snag in the day can send me into a flurry of headaches, fatigue and generalized anxiety. Just when I thought things were getting better, I welcomed my first child and all those feelings of stress returned. With a new baby, a full-time job, and a house and family to take care of, I went from new baby bliss to stressed out mama quick.
Over the years I’ve seen plenty of doctors to help me manage these symptoms. Their answer was always prescribing me a pill. These often come with a slew of side effects that could actually make the problem worse. I also wasn’t interested in experiencing withdrawal symptoms should I decide to stop taking them in the future.
I asked myself – there has to be natural remedies to help people like me, right?
Right! Since researching ways to manage stress naturally, I’ve found a few easy strategies to keep my cool – including a little help from our friends at Genexa Health.
I used to sleep with my phone under my pillow. Not next to my bed. Not just somewhere in my bed – under my pillow. I justified this behavior by saying I didn’t have a clock in my bedroom, so I needed my phone to check the time when I awoke throughout the night. Since you can purchase a digital clock for under $10, this wasn’t the best excuse. Although I keep my phone on silent overnight, I saw every email, social and text notification each time I rolled over. That means I was stressed out about stuff I had no control over in the middle of the night. This led to less sleep, which led to more stress the following day. Disconnect from anything digital an hour before bedtime. A good night’s sleep does wonders for stress relief!
Change Your Diet
It’s a no-brainer, eat healthily. A steady supply of nutrients like essential vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, electrolytes, amino acids and antioxidants all help the brain handle stress better. Consider foods high in Vitamin B for energy (leafy vegetables, eggs, dairy products, fish). For relaxing minerals and electrolytes, pay attention to foods high in calcium and magnesium like broccoli, avocado, nuts and yogurts. Calcium and magnesium naturally aid in relaxing muscles, helping you sleep and relieving headaches.
Invest in a Natural Medicine
I mentioned earlier that I shied away from prescription drugs suggested by my doctor. However, I was curious as to what types of OTC remedies were available. Ultimately, I couldn’t find anything that I felt good about trying. Either there were too many weird ingredients or the side effects turned me off. That was until I discovered Genexa medicines – specifically Stress Relief.
What first attracted me to Genexa Stress Relief was the organic ingredients and their commitment to non-GMO formulas. Within a few days of taking the chewable tablets I noticed I was feeling less anxious throughout the day and I was sleeping better at night (essential for those nights getting up with the baby). My favorite thing about Genexa products is that they are non-habit forming. I don’t need to take it everyday and I don’t feel icky on the days that I don’t. Additionally, the tablets are chewable so you don’t need water if you’re taking one on the go!
Here’s some other great things about Genexa:
- 11 products: 8 for adults and 3 for children
- World’s first and only USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified homeopathic over-the-counter medicines
- Only over-the-counter medicine with dual certifications (organic and non-GMO)
- Regulated by the FDA as an over-the-counter medicine
- Healthier, purer ingredients
- Genexa is a certified B-Corporation, dedicated to using business as a force of good
Try Essential Oils
In addition to your daily dose of Genexa Stress Relief, try incorporating essential oils into your daily routine. They can provide much needed relief and healing for a variety of ailments, including as a natural remedy for stress and anxiety. Lavender is one of the most common essential oils used to reduce stress. As a “nervous system restorative,” it has a calming effect that can help with sleep, restlessness, irritability and overall nervous tension. Other tranquil or calming essential oils include Rose, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Exercise & Yoga
I’m sure you’ve heard this one before – but it doesn’t hurt to mention again! Next time you’re having a particularly stressful day, perform your favorite type of exercise. Working out helps amp up the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Exercise also distracts you from daily worries while putting an extra pep in your step. Lastly, exercise naturally improves your mood and self-confidence. All of these benefits combined can reduce your stress levels and give you a sense of control over your body and your life.
Don’t live in a stress bubble. Instead, explore ways to help you feel energized, alert and happy!
How do you manage stress in your life?