Healthy is not exactly the word I would use to describe myself, but nonetheless I realize its importance, especially during the healing needed during our grief process. I don’t think anyone would debate the idea that loss and grieving is very stressful emotionally and physically. We need to take time for ourselves for stress relief. I’ll just admit it, I have a tough time relaxing. Holding everything all together isn’t easy and I have a natural tendency to be a worrier. I have previously mentioned meditation and I still subscribe to this stress relieving technique. But, yes, you know where I’m going with this. I have some new ideas for you that I have recently tried that I am excited to share with you.
3 Ways of Stress Relief during Grief Process:
1. Essential Oils
I am loving trying new scents for relaxation and stress relief like Lavender and others for energy like Xiang Mao. I can breathe better with Peppermint. I use them in my Desert Mist diffuser that is also a humidifier. I know, I never thought I’d be the one to use this stuff right. I have been so surprised about how much I love it. Here is the link to my Young Living On-line Store https://www.myyl.com/awidowsheart You can also access through my website in the upper left menu as Healthy Young Living. We have pure excellent quality essential oils from seed to seal.
Another wonderful thing I have discovered is Spa Music. This is channel 68 on Sirius XM but I’m sure you can get it at other places. You may have other music that works for you to relax. I’ve discovered for me music with words makes me want to know the words so I cannot disconnect and relax. There is nothing quite like harp music for instance. http://www.siriusxm.com/
If we are talking healthy, and we are, you must drink more water. No matter how much water you are currently drinking you probably need more water. Staying hydrated is important for stress relief. I’ll be honest though, sometimes it’s a glass of wine or a beer for me. I, also, have a crazy obsession with orange Crush soda too. I have also started drinking NingXia Red from my Young Living On-line store https://www.myyl.com/awidowsheart It’s delicious and helps me to have more energy. The drink’s formula includes wolfberry, which is known for its health benefits. It features plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts. Young Living’s NingXia Red is packed with superfoods to support overall wellness. One bottle can last me up to 2 to 3 weeks.
These are just a few things that are currently working for me. I am also a big reader and relaxing usually includes a book and a blanket. I love being outside but having a window open is the next best thing. I, like you, miss my husband every day. When I give myself time to relax and fully grieve I feel like I can then go forward. You may have other means you use to help you relax. I invite you to share with this group your suggestions for what works for you.
You might also like this post: https://www.patriciamckenna.blog/dont-do-this-when-living-in-stages-of-grief/
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