3 Mindful Steps to Handle Stress

///3 Mindful Steps to Handle Stress

3 Mindful Steps to Handle Stress

Feel like life is overwhelming sometimes?  Try my 3 Mindful & Simple Ways to De-stress.

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Hi everyone,

I’m finally starting to feel somewhat human again after last week’s sickness.  I think it will be awhile before I’m back to 100%, but I’m glad to be off the couch.  Taking an unplanned week off life meant I had all sorts of stuff piled up for me this week.  The house was a disaster, I had no food in the fridge and enough blog projects to keep me busy for a while.  Needless to say I woke up Monday feeling super stressed, anxious and overwhelmed.  I needed to find some simple ways to de-stress.

With the holiday season bearing down on us and life already feeling more hectic, I’m sure many of you have had those stressful moments as well.  As part of my ongoing journey to be the healthiest version of me, I’ve been trying to find ways to cope with those stressed out and anxious feelings I know too well.  There are 3 mindful simple ways to de-stress I’ve been using that have been working for me and I thought they just might help some of you too.

Here’s those 3 steps I did to manage my stress and I hope you’ll give them a try the next time you’re feeling the way I was Monday…

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Brew a Cup of Tea

As Ms. Pott’s says in Beauty and the Beast, “Sometimes all you need to feel better is a warm cup of tea.”

As you guys know I’m a huge tea fan and find lots of comfort in a warm beverage, especially this time of year.  Even if I have a million things to do it can help to take the time to brew a comforting cup of tea that feels instantly calming.  Remember our stress level is mainly made up of attitude toward what we have to do, so if you can change your attitude even a little it can help your stress.

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I recently learned about two new herbal teas from Lipton.  They have carefully selected botanicals that are blended with essential oils that make each cup delicious.

Stress Less is a delicious blend of cinnamon, chamomile and lavender.

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It’s caffeine free so it’s perfect for anytime of day.  It’s a comforting, cozy herbal infusion that helps you unwind. ***

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As the adorable box says… it’s literally a “hug in a mug!” Everytime I open this box it makes me smile.

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Lipton also has a new Detox Tea which is a blend of dandelion, nettle, grapefruit Herbal Supplement with Green Tea.  Green tea has some caffeine, so it can be a great way to start you day.

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This herbal and green tea infusion is the perfect companion to clean eating. *** It tastes amazing and gives me just a small boost of energy.

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There are lots of teas to choose from these days, but I love the price and flavor of these two from Lipton so much!

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Plus taking a few minutes to enjoy a cup of Lipton Herbal Tea Stress Less or Detox is a perfect first step to conquer those stressful feelings.

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5 Minute Meditation

It may seem counterintuitive to take a small break when you have so much to do, but a small 5 minute mindful meditation can really reset those nerves.  After the tea has calmed your mind put your phone in airplane mode, sit calmly and close your eyes.  Continue to calm your mind by slowing your breath to be light and smooth.  Try to let all the stressful thoughts go and just let them be.  Let yourself smile and be peaceful and relaxed.  Try to put any negative thoughts that pop into your mind away.  Even if you aren’t an expert at the process just trying can bring you positive, calming effects and can be one of the most effective simple ways to de-stress.

 

Manage Your List & Let Go

Now that you’ve calmed your mind, it’s time to actually tackle the work that is stressing you out!

The first thing I do is make a list of what needs to get done.  Making a list helps my Type A personality feel better and allows me to manage what has to be done.

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One thing I’ve been doing lately is to look long and hard at the list and if I’m feeling a lot of pressure decide up front if there is something I can let go.  Often times there are things I think NEED to get done when really I just WANT to get them done.  Being mindful of your time is one of the biggest things you can do to help yourself.  This is your permission to let some of those things go.  And if you can’t let them go can you delegate them?  We are often our own worst enemies when it comes to having too much to do.

For example, I normally love to on Monday’s meal plan, go to the grocery store and shop for the week.  This Monday I was still not feeling great and I knew just going to the store would probably wipe me out, so I asked the Hubs to help me.  Instead of making complicated meals this week I had him pick up some grab and go options and call it a day.  It’s not ideal or something that I do all of the time, but it’s ok to let even the meal planning go sometimes.  I know next week I’ll pick up where I left off.

The most mindful thing you can do it help yourself de-stress is to let go of feeling like you need to do everything and prioritize what actually has to get done.  These simple ways to de-stress can make what you have to do not seem as hard.

 

Lipton Herbal Teas

Don’t forget to check out Lipton Herbal Teas two new blends, Stress Less and Detox!  I love them and I think you will too.

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You can get the teas at Kroger.  From now until the 29th of November the Stress Less and Detox Tea is on sale for on;y $2.00 a box!

Lipton Herbal Supplements Tea*** These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.”

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Your turn!

Head HERE and let me know which type of tea you’d like to try.

How do you de-stress?

 

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  1. Rosey November 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I like that it’s a companion to clean eating. I’d love to try this one. I like Lipton.

  2. Elizabeth November 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Hello, Julie Wunder.

    Wow. That tea has some cool packaging game going on. One of my favorite ways to destress is just lighting a scented candles. It immediately calms me. Great suggestions!

  3. Kristy from Southern In Law November 10, 2017 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Tea and a cosy quiet spot is one of my favourite ways to relax and unwind ❤️
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  4. jill conyers November 10, 2017 at 3:10 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried this brand but hot tea in general is a go to to destress and unwind.

  5. Christine November 9, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Love this list and definitely want to implement it! I think managing my to-do list is the hardest part for me. It’s so important to have realistic expectations and to manage stress throughout the day!

  6. Annmarie November 9, 2017 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    My life has been nothing but stress lately – I need this tea STAT! <3

  7. Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com November 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I love a good hot cup of tea to help me relax! These are all great tips!!

  8. Kalee November 9, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

    These are such great tips! I’ve seen those teas too and wondered about them! Now I’ll have to remember to pick up both!

  9. Isabella Grabin November 9, 2017 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I find that life is a crazy pattern of highs and lows, but we can ultimately be in control of how we deal with the curve balls thrown in our direction. Instead of taking the swing with complete recklessness, we are able to distinguish exactly how we take the perfectly aligned swing, and hit the ball out of the park. For me, this is found in meditation. Meditation is one of the greatest stress relievers. It brings the body back into a restful state and allows for myself to have full control of my thoughts. Also, nothing can compete with the beauty of the steeping of tea. Whether that is after a long day at work or a long run, a good cup of tea never fails to bring comfort to the body.

  10. Brandy November 9, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I tell you a good cup of tea can calm my nerves down. I have been starting to have stress headaches, so Monday I decided journaling would be my escape from my mind 🙂 Great tips here, I shared on Twitter to help more people destress!

    • JulieWunder November 9, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Ohhh that’s the worst! Hope you can figure out how to stop them.

  11. Emily Kyle November 9, 2017 at 11:03 am - Reply

    I am OBSESSED with those Lipton tea packets! I am also a huge and avid tea lover, and couldn’t agree more, a hot cup of tea is a great way to destress! Love everything about this post Julie!

  12. Laura November 9, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

    I love a good cup of tea! These sounds like good combinations.

  13. Alisa Fleming November 9, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Tea is my jam! I hadn’t seen those new flavors and am big on detox and de-stress teas. I’ll have to keep an eye out!

  14. Hey Sharonoox November 9, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Great tips to de-stress! I don’t drink tea often but whenever I’m stress I’d have a cup of tea to de-stress. It works every time.

  15. Tami November 9, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I’ve been enjoying a cup of warm tea in the morning in place of my usual caffeinate sugary carbonated choice. (Yes, I gave up pop this week.) I will have to give this tea a try on stressful days.

  16. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers November 9, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    This sentence is so true –> “let go of feeling like you need to do everything and prioritize what actually has to get done”. I need to put this into practice more!!

  17. Emily @Sinful Nutrition November 9, 2017 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Stress is such an important topic! Thanks for sharing your tips Julie!

  18. Agness of Fit Travelling November 9, 2017 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Wow! This tea seems like a great way to live a stress-free life. In combination with regular exercise, it probably can make miracles. Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  19. valmg @ Mom Knows It All November 9, 2017 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Sometimes it’s challenging to clear your mind when you’re stressed. I try to start every single day with 5 minutes of just me clearing my head, it’s really helpful.

  20. Carmy @ carmyy.com November 8, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Even the packaging looks relaxing! I need to get my hands on that tea!
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  21. Lisa Ballantyne November 8, 2017 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to try those teas! I also de-stress with Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer or Sleepytime. Both are wonderful! So glad you’re on the mend!

  22. Blane Sherer November 8, 2017 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Nice tips.
    Glad you are feeling better.

  23. Kelly November 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I always love some tea when I’m stressed. I’m a big list maker as well!

  24. Rachel November 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    So cute! A hug in a mug. I love that!

  25. Jessica @ Small Bites by Jessica November 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Great tips Julie! Managing stress is such an important topic!

  26. Whitney E. RD November 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Great tips! I am a huge list-maker too. My best stress tip is to conquer the most important thing on my to-do list first thing in the morning.

  27. Sonali- The Foodie Physician November 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Great suggestions! Sometimes we just need to take time for ourselves when life gets overwhelming. And I’ll be sure to check out these teas!
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  28. Deborah Brooks November 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    It can be hard to let that to do list go!
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  29. Abbey Sharp November 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    I’m intrigued by these teas! I’m always look for ways to handle stress!

  30. Liz Mays November 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I like these methods a lot. I could use a little time to myself with some good tea and meditation sounds helpful too.

  31. Jaime November 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Checking items off a list always makes me feel better (I have SO many lists!!) I really need to try out their Stress Less tea. I hope you’re feeling much better this week!

    • JulieWunder November 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Me too! Finally over the worst of it- thanks!

  32. Archie November 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I LOVE tea! Thanks for these suggestions. Will definitely give them a shot

  33. Heather Johnson November 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Step one of destressing for me is putting my kids to bed lol! Lipton makes such yummy tea blends!

  34. Chrystal Rose November 8, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    With such a stressful time of the year coming up, this post couldn’t have come at a better time! Yes, tea is amazing for those crazy days. I haven’t seen the less stress option so I will keep an eye out for it! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Marcie W. November 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Excellent suggestions! I enjoy a warm cup of tea during the cold weather months and that detox formula would be perfect after a big holiday meal.
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  36. Liz November 8, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Such a great post here Julie! I am glad you are feeling better but know how stressful it can be coming back from an unplanned week off. The teas sound just like the perfect support to re-enter mindfully and still practicing some self care!
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  37. Laura November 8, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Love these tips! My favourites are also cup of tea and meditation! These always work even when I sometimes feel that I don’t want to do these steps.

  38. [email protected] November 8, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Love the idea of that Stress Less tea. I’m going to be close to a Kroger next week so I can check it out!!
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  39. amanda -runtothefinish November 8, 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Hot tea is the best!! You can’t gulp it, you have to slow down and sip it. Forces you to just be for a minute!!

  40. Jenn November 8, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

    I agree – a nice warm cup of tea is definitely a great way to relax. These two new varieties sound great. Can’t wait to check them out

  41. Emily Swanson November 8, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I LOVE brewing a cup of tea especially in the evening to destress after a long day, and my favorite way to destress in the morning is probably reading my Bible or listening to a sermon/reading blogs/praying and then going on walks with the dogs!

  42. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real November 8, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    With the holiday season approaching (and a crazy work trip coming up) I should pick up a box of the stress less tea. Also as a packaging engineer, they totally killed it with the packaging on the boxes!

  43. [email protected] November 8, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

    I have been drinking tea in the evenings now that it has been cooler out. I love a vanilla caramel flavor.

  44. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups November 8, 2017 at 6:36 am - Reply

    Meditation can be such a wonderful stress reliever. I will have to keep an eye out for those teas.

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