Stressed? Natural ways to put you back in Happy Land!

CB060663Mom Goes Green is always sharing ways to try to improve the things around you… your family’s daily life, your home, your community, our planet.  But what about you?  What’s a stressed-out and tired Green Mom to do?

Well, let me tell you!  Here are three simple ways (with relatively earth-friendly twists) to naturally rejuvenate and leave the stress behind (even if only for a night!):

  • Go ahead and splurge – take a bath and add some natural and organic bath salts.  Studies show that the salts increase prolactin levels by up to a third and help in relaxation!
  • Grab a cup of hot organic coffee or tea – it can actually trigger psychological warmth and pleasant feelings, even after only holding it for 10 seconds!  For a natural antidepressant, add a nice spice… cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, you choose.
  • Turn off the TV and read – stimulating your mind actually creates happiness.  To be eco-friendly, borrow books from the library or a friend, make your purchase at a used book store or, for the avid reader, buy a Kindle.

There you have it… simple steps… and what it takes for a stressed Green Mom to shake off the blues!

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"Going green" has always been a part of my daily life. It began, as a little girl, when I helped my mom gather the recyclables and deliver them to a recycling center. It continues today, as a mom myself, when I teach my own children those same responsible virtues.

There are so many more facets of going green in the modern day, and the definition of the term reaches far beyond simple recycling. But going green isn't just about installing solar panels on your rooftop... it's about all the little choices that make the biggest difference. From food choices, to cleaning your home, to saving money on your monthly utility bills and consumption; the choices are vast.

However, there is a popular misconception that "going green" will "cost you green." We're inundated with green products, eco-friendly formulas, organics and mountains of options, making it seem that going green is an investment rather than an opportunity.

Well, I'm here to help dispel that myth and actually show you all of the ways you can live green, keep your family healthy, and benefit the environment without sacrificing anything, including your money.

When you make wise choices to gain the most benefit, relieve the burden on the environment, and save money to use elsewhere, everyone wins. You've already taken the first step. You've come here for help to make it happen.

Put these tips into action, and you will soon find that you can "save green" while you "go green"!

4 thoughts on “Stressed? Natural ways to put you back in Happy Land!

  1. Oh yes Doreen, I so need these tips! Whew- this mama has a tendency to get anxious and I really need to practice more techniques that are natural 🙂 I do love to soak and have found that I hold a lot of stress in my neck and my feet. Since I do not know much about reflexology I use my Topricin foot cream. It is an all natural cream to help with achy and sore feet and they also have a natural pain cream for adults and Topricinkids works great for our little ones with minor aches and pains and even inflammation!

    I also love to soak my feet in hot water with essential oils! Oooh- good. I also drink coffee but realize tea would be better. So anyway- thanks a lot!!

    smilinggreenmom

  2. First off the title makes me laugh because I grew up in “Happyland” which isn’t really a town but this area outside of the city limits of Ada (where I live now). They don’t have a post office but there is water tower (which of course says Happyland), a sign, and a volunteer fire dept. (which my dad is on). OH and a church of course lol. (We have lots of churches in Oklahoma)

    Also hot tea and hot baths are my favorite. I have fibromyalgia and both of these help me to force my muscles to relax.

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