Updated: May 27, 2022
Finding ways to help your body transform stress is important for healing.
Find a stress relief technique that works for you and practice it every day. Some examples include: meditation, prayer, deep-breathing techniques, listening to relaxation/guided meditation recordings, singing, walking, bubble baths, sitting in a peaceful area, journaling, contact with pets, or anything that brings you joy and allows you to relax.
Avoid stressful people and situations as much as possible. Mental strain and emotional stress sap your adrenal reserves (cortisol) and lower your daily energy allowance.
If chronic stress has been a feature of your life, consider working with a qualified healthcare provider to have your hormone levels tested.
Adaptogenic herbs may be helpful in increasing your endurance and tolerance to stress.
Additionally, there is a free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course that can help empower you with the tools to transform daily stress: https://palousemindfulness.com/index.html