Ok folks, it’s time to de-stress. Those of us going through divorce seem to be a reservoir for stress. I never had any issues with unhealthy anxiety or depression until I was blindsided with marital separation after decades of marriage. On one stress index scale, divorce rates the second highest stressor with the death of a spouse first. I don’t know if I agree with that quote because to me,
Let’s refer to the article I found on Huff Post “100 Ways to De-stress”. We have completed #1 Chocolate Meditation. That one was enjoyable, as is anything to do with chocolate. Then we moved on to #2 which is extremely beneficial, Journaling.
I don’t have an orange, but I believe that many scents can enhance our mood and thus decrease our stress. The Cleveland Clinic states that “aromatherapy can improve our mood and lessen anxiety.”
Let’s see what I can find to sniff…Brodie and I took off on a walk to enjoy the scents that nature provides. I enjoyed the smell of freshly cut grass and the aroma of the Magnolia flowers on the trees…I did find myself to be relaxed as I wandered and breathed in the perfumed air.