Stress affects all of us. In fact, it’s a pretty big part of our daily lives. Whether you suffer from a mental disorder like anxiety, or you simply need a way to take the edge off the daily stressors we all face, Carson is here to help! We’re strong proponents of avoiding medication when possible, so here’s our list of 5 quick tips to relieve stress naturally.
1. Take Deep Breaths
One of the quickest and easiest ways to slow your heart rate and force your body to calm itself when you’re stressed is by taking deep breaths. It may sound simplistic, but it actually works. Your body physically cannot panic when you’re taking deep breaths.
2. Do a Body Scan
Body scans are a way to tune into your body and focus on something other than your stressors. All you have to do is “check in” with your body. Think about how your toes feel when they wiggle in your socks and how the back of your knees feel when you stretch your legs. Do this for your entire body until you feel more relaxed.
3. Take a Hot Bath
Long hot mineral water soaks are a great way to relieve stress. It’s hard to be worried when your body is relaxed and soaking in hot mineral water! Plus the all natural minerals imbue your body with much-needed nutrients.
4. Get a Massage
Massage therapy is another great way to relieve stress naturally. It does this by easing your body’s physical tension, which in turn helps with your mental tension. It also produces endorphins, which boost your mood.
5. Go for a Walk
Walking briskly, or doing any kind of aerobic exercise, can also release endorphins. Plus just the act of getting outside and paying attention to something else can dramatically relieve stress. So distract yourself by hiking along the beautiful Columbia River Gorge next time you’re at Carson!
Speaking of Carson, summer is the perfect time of year to visit us. So book a stay today and relieve your stress naturally at Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa Resort!