"Debate stress." It's a thing.
And it's time to be mindful.
We know you feel it's your duty to stay informed. (And you kind of can't look away.) But watching the debates can be uber stressful.
Here are a few suggestions if you're planning to partake:
- Listen to your body. If your heart is racing, take a breather. Literally. A few deep, mindful breaths may just do the trick. If not, get up, stretch a little, or walk around the block, which not only gets you away for a few moments, but also gets you some mood-boosting endorphins.
- Stop and smell the lavender. Research has proven that inhaling lavender has a soothing, calming effect. Get it in an oil for your body or in an aetheric, which is a combination of oils that are inhaled to act fast and efficiently. Or come into one of our stores - we'll give you a sprig to sniff.
- Go dark. Eating some dark chocolate has been known to reduce stress, improving mood by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain. It also makes watching pretty much anything more enjoyable. And we're for that.