Natural Remedies for Stress Relief to Jump-Start Tomorrow

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Are mornings a mad rush at your house? Read on for natural remedies for stress relief!

By the time you find matching socks for the kids and answer the text messages that piled up overnight, you may feel like you’ve put in a full day before you even reach the office.

You can make your mornings run more smoothly.

Take a look at these natural remedies for stress relief you can do the night before in order to feel more relaxed as you start each day.

Natural Remedies for Stress Relief: Save Time in the Morning 

Staying on schedule is probably your biggest challenge. These time-savers will streamline your routine.

  1. Plan your schedule. Maybe you’re trying to cram too much into too few hours. Figure out how much time you need for your usual activities. Then, you can calculate when you need to go to bed so you’ll be well rested each day.
  2. Organize your space. Do you know where your umbrella is? Keeping essential items in their place will eliminate searching for car keys or gym bags.
  3. Check the weather. Rain and snow may change your plans. Take a look at the forecast before you go to bed so you’ll be ready with rain boots or ice scrapers.
  4. Prepare breakfast. Eating breakfast gives you energy now, and makes it easier to resist snacking on junk food later. Assemble your smoothie ingredients tonight so you can pull them out of the refrigerator tomorrow.
  5. Lay out your clothes. Hang tomorrow’s outfit at the front of your closet or on the back of your bedroom door. Buy a compact steamer to cut down on ironing time.
  6. Simplify your look. How many products do you use in the morning? Design a simpler skin care regimen and browse around for a low-maintenance hairstyle.
  7. Write notes. Save your brain power for more important subjects. Jot down reminders to pick up prescriptions or dry cleaning.
  8. Shorten your commute. Studies show that the length of your commute has a dramatic effect on your health and well-being. Moving or changing jobs is a big decision, but you may want to explore your options. If you’re looking for a benchmark, the average one-way commute in the U.S. is 25.5 minutes.

Natural Remedies for Stress Relief: Make Mornings More Peaceful 

However much you need to do, you can stay calm and focused. It’s a matter of attitude. These natural remedies for stress relief will help you enjoy mornings more. 

  1. Adjust the light. Light has a powerful effect on your brain. Darkening your bedroom at night will help you to sleep better so you wake up feeling refreshed. The opposite holds true for waking up. Exposure to morning sun will banish grogginess.
  2. Meditate before bed. Meditating or praying before sleep may give you pleasant dreams. You can reinforce the positive feelings by meditating in the morning too.
  3. Skip the snooze button. Try placing your alarm clock across the room if you’re in the habit of hitting the snooze button. Those 10 minute fragments of sleep usually leave you feeling worse than if you get out of bed immediately.
  4. Play music. Spend your evening cuing up a playlist of your favorite songs. Lively music will give you energy if you’re dragging around. Gentle instrumental music will soothe your nerves if you’re apprehensive about a job interview or business presentation.
  5. Download a podcast. Continue your education during your commute. Find a podcast that will teach you Roman history or the fundamentals of accounting.

A few natural remedies for stress relief can turn you into an early bird or at least make your initial hours happier and more productive. Starting the morning on a positive note will help you head off stress and feel calmer all day long.

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  1. What is the most stressful factor for you every morning?
  2. What can you do the night before to make your mornings less stressful?
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  1. So much yes to this. My child is 11 and I just now got all of the various moving parts and pieces in place 🙂 I cannot believe the shift in how relaxed our mornings have become.

    1. Darlene Berkel says:

      Bravo Carla! That’s great. Mornings can be especially crazy when it comes to getting kids up, ready for school and out the door. I would love to feature you and have you share with us about all the moving parts and pieces in place you’ve put in place to get to relaxed, peaceful mornings!

  2. These are great! I always find that when I spend an extra 15 or so minutes making a good breakfast instead of just grabbing cereal or something like that, I am much more prepared for the day!

    1. Darlene Berkel says:

      The key is to spend 15 minutes the night before, getting all your breakfast ingredients together, so that you can get a HEALTHY breakfast done in under 5 minutes in the morning. Preparing a healthy breakfast is much better than grabbing something unhealthy…(NO sugary cereals or donuts)! ? Better nutrition = a STRONGER Body = LESS stress! ? Thanks for sharing Jennifer.

  3. Helene LaSueir says:

    I am always so tempted to hit that snooze button! You’re right though, whenever I give in and snooze a bit I feel so much more rushed and end up running out of the door feeling out of sorts and unprepared. I really want to get my mornings back on track, a stressful, rushed morning can affect my mood well into the day. I love all of these tips-I want to get more organized so I am not running around and I definitely need to eat a better breakfast every morning. I want to take back my mornings! Thank you so much for these tips Darlene!

    1. Darlene Berkel says:

      Hi Helene, that snooze button can be REALLY tempting at times for me too…especially when I went to bed too late the night before. So the key to natural stress relief and one of the bets remedies is to try to get to bed at a descent hour every night. For me, that’s 10pm on weeknights. If you want to take your mornings back, you got to start taking your night back! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nora Miller says:

    My biggest stress in the morning is trying to get something to eat! It seems like I can feed everyone else, get everything ready, and get us all out the door but I always forget to feed myself something nutritious. I love the idea of having smoothie ingredients set and ready to go in the fridge so I can just throw them in the ninja in the morning and blend them up. I also agree that sunlight in the morning helps get me and my family going. My husband likes to keep it dark and wander around, and he stays groggy and grumpy until I pull open the shades. By the same factor, these cold, dark, winter mornings are so hard for me. I always feel like I should be sleeping when it is still dark, and it makes it harder to start my day. Do you have any tips for beating the winter blahs?

    1. Darlene Berkel says:

      Ohhhhh, those winter blahs Nora! Some of the bests ways to beat winter blues is 1) exercise 2) sunlight 3) eating healthy….the exact natural remedies for stress relief that we highlight through out the blog. If you focus on those three you’ll definitely be on the right track to get rid of those winter “blahs”. 🙂

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