Renew your commitment to your wellbeing with experiences that inspire you. The act of creating a life in balance is one that is ongoing and organic.  It is a process that is deeply personal and individual, but also one that unites you with an entire community of guides, colleagues, and friends.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS

THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE STRESS IS DIFFERENT FOR EACH PERSON.

Look for your body’s warning signs, such as having a headache, grinding your teeth, clenching your jaw or feeling frustrated. And know your stress triggers, such as hunger, tiredness, arguments with your family or friends, certain times of day with your children, or deadlines.

Then, work on de-stressing. The good news is that plenty of simple (and free) stress-busting techniques are available:

  • Establish regular times for when you eat, sleep, read, exercise, grocery shop and so on. And try to set up a routine for your household, so everyone knows what is happening and when.
  • Look after your health, with healthy food, regular exercise and calm times in your day. And avoid using alcohol and other drugs to get through your day.
  • Be aware of thoughts that don’t help. Saying to yourself that you can’t cope, or don’t have enough time, or feel exhausted, for example, doesn’t help. Instead, try talking yourself through a tough situation: ‘I’m doing pretty well despite my fear’, ‘I can keep calm’, ‘Everything will be okay’.
  • Face whatever worries or scares you. If you don’t like job interviews, for example, try a practice interview with a friend. Or, if you know you’re having trouble paying your mortgage, speak with your bank manager. Sometimes, worrying about a problem is worse than the actual problem.
  • Think about breaking a big problem into smaller ones. Look at different ways of tackling each problem, the possible consequences and your best options. In other words, work on your problem solving, and don’t wait for a sudden miraculous answer.
  • Write a to-do list. If a task or problem is on paper, then it doesn’t have to be in your head.
  • Hang out with people who care about you. Other people can remind you of your own strengths, and listen when you need to ‘download’ your worries.
  • Be mindful of how you’re feeling, where you are, and who you’re with. Try to clear your head of thoughts about the past or future, and focus on being in the present.
  • Practice relaxing. You can try formal relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation, or just sit quietly in the park and let your body and mind settle.
  • Take time out every day to do something you enjoy (like reading a book, doing a puzzle or listening to music).

Just looking after yourself can also be a great way to tackle stress. A healthy body is a great first step to thinking clearly and feeling better:

  • Avoid drugs and alcohol.
  • Eat well and regularly.
  • Sleep enough to top up your energy.
  • Plan to exercise, and stick to the plan.
  • Breathe steadily.

October focuses on Emotional Wellness Month. While taking stock of our stress levels, it’s an excellent time to make some changes, too. It may be time to try out a treatment at Aquarius Wellness Spa, you can reconnect with or meet new kindred spirits at Aquarius Wellness Center for Healing Arts this October.

Treat yourself to our signature spa offerings, “Pamper Me Package”, which includes our Aquarius Wellness Signature Massage (60 min) + Aquarius Wellness Signature Facial (60 min) + a glass of Champagne and Chocolates to complement your experience.

To book an appointment for one of our exceptional day spa or wellness treatments, call (314) 645-7643 or contact us at info@aquariuswellness.com

Until next month, we wish you all happiness, health, and wellness.

– Aquarius Wellness Team

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