For many of us stress is something that we feel all too often, having a huge impact on both our mental and emotional wellbeing. Though it can sometimes feel like stress is part and parcel of our busy lives, it's so important to recognise the effect that it can have on us, and take steps to de-stress.
As April is Stress Awareness Month we wanted to shine a light on the many ways that we can all look to take action against stress in our lives.
The Power of Fragrance
For us here at St. Eval we're keenly aware of the power that fragrance has to transform our mood. Smell is a strong sense, powerfully acting on the limbic part our brain which controls emotions, memories, and stimulation; when we surround ourselves with beautiful scents from nature, we can evoke wonderful feelings of happiness and wellbeing.
When life is feeling particularly stressful your home can be a wonderful sanctuary, providing you a peaceful respite where you can destress and unwind away from the things that might be causing you worry. By scenting your space with your favourite nature-inspired aromas you can easily transform your space into an oasis of calm, where mindful practices are made easier by the relaxing powers of fragrance.
Discovering What Works for You
Self-care is a term that means different things for different people, and when it comes to relaxing and unwinding after a stressful week it's important to learn what works for your own wellbeing. We're lucky here at St. Eval to be surrounded by Cornwall's stunning natural beauty and for many of our team spending time in nature is the perfect way to unwind, but from swimming to baking, scrapbooking to hiking there are so many different ways that we can all destress. Why not devote some this month to seeing what works for you and trying out different things?
- Spending time with loved ones
- Relaxing in nature
- Trying a new hobby
- Exercising; even if just a short walk outdoors
- Tidying your space
Self-care and relaxation look different for all of us, and we hope that some of these tips encourage you to discover what works for you and take action to manage stress in your life.