We are living through a particularly stressful and trying time for our body. Despite the deconfinement, all these emotions continue to wear out and tire our body. Yes, most of us were isolated in our cocoons. Now we have to go out, go back to work and face the outside world. The nasty virus is still there, an anxiety-provoking atmosphere can very quickly set in in the office as in your home. The important thing is to continue to preserve yourself by adopting barrier gestures, without sinking into psychosis. Here are our recommendations for naturally managing the stress associated with deconfinement. 

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

When you were confined, you got into the habit of cooking more, preparing good meals as a family. Perhaps you have adopted better eating habits? If not, you can still do it! They say it all starts with the plate, it's true! A varied and balanced diet will help you stay healthy, gain vitality and sleep better. A minimum when you want to protect yourself from stress. 

What are the right reflexes?

We often tell you about it on the blog, a healthy lifestyle is a key point to work on to get out of your troubles. If you are easily gripped by stress and anxiety, try making some good habits to start.

  • Eat vegetables with every meal. Choose seasonal fruits and vegetables without pesticides. Choose a varied diet that gives pride of place to legumes.

  • Ban refined sugars and flour as well as prepared meals and industrial snacks, too high in sugar.

  • Drink plenty of water or herbal tea to flush out toxins. 

  • Avoid red meat and prefer white meat, fish and vegetable proteins, which are more digestible.

  • Eat in peace by taking the time to chew your food. The food should arrive mashed in the stomach.

  • Get enough sleep, avoid screens before bed to put your brain “off” and let yourself fall asleep.

  • Don't drink wine or any alcohol drinks.

Adopting the rules of a healthy lifestyle is the first advice we give because it often helps to resolve the ailments you are suffering from. 

Of course, this is not always enough. In this anxiety-provoking atmosphere generated by covid-19 and deconfinement, we recommend that you combine these principles with herbal medicine and relaxation.

Take some time for yourself

Are you used to living at 100 miles an hour without ever stopping? Maybe it's time to slow down a bit. Adopt the “slow life”, a way of living “in slow motion” which will allow you to prioritize your tasks and obligations and to remove everything that is not essential (and often source of stress) in your daily life. Take the time to breathe, give yourself special moments to refocus on the essential. A bath or an episode of your favorite series when the children are in bed? An infusion or a tea, alone or accompanied? A new novel or an online yoga class? Take the time to look after yourself for at least a few minutes each day. This will allow you to better recharge your batteries. 

Let off steam

Is the gym closed? Your pilates, boxing or tennis class is canceled? Are you worried about too much energy? Worse, you can't get rid of your stress anymore ... Get back to sport! 

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, there is no shortage of online sports lessons! For adults or for children, there is something to do on the Internet and there is something for everyone. 

Of course, it will be difficult to practice team sport from your living room, but you can easily find something to sweat and clear your mind for a few minutes / hours. 

If you are not very athletic, try walking, it is very effective for clearing your mind and making your cardio work smoothly. And nothing prevents you from putting on your sneakers for a morning jog!

The main thing is to sort through your emotions and move away from the ruminations of negative thoughts.

Meditation and sophrology are very common practices and are accessible online or on your phones and tablets (for meditation). These practices work wonders in times of anxiety or stress and could be of great help to you at this time.  

Anti-stress plants

Along with these principles of life, we advise you to help yourself with plants to relax you.

Certain plants are known for their soothing and / or sedative properties. This is the case with lemon balm which will help you fight your stressful states. 

The Ashwagandha Plant: is a small shrub with yellow flowers that’s native to India and North Africa. Extracts or powder from the plant’s root or leaves are used to treat a variety of conditions.Many of its health benefits are attributed to its high concentration of withanolides, which have been shown to fight inflammation and tumor growth (1Trusted Source).

SAFFRON STIGMA EXTRACT:Saffron contains an impressive variety of plant compounds that act as antioxidants — molecules that protect your cells against free radicals and oxidative stress.

The Cantaloupe Melon:The water, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in cantaloupe can provide a variety of health benefits.

Chinese Tea Leaf:The health benefits of green tea extract are mostly due to its high antioxidant content.Antioxidants can help reduce oxidative stress by fighting cell damage caused by free radicals. This cell damage is associated with aging and several diseases (2Trusted SourceTrusted Source).

Fine lavender is also renowned for its action on the nervous system. Calming, antispasmodic, sedative and even anxiolytic, it helps soothe nervousness, sleep disorders, anxiety and even depression. Its infusion is relaxing. Its essential oil particularly recommended in case of anxiety or stress. It can also be used in atmospheric diffusion . 

An "anti-stress" blend

Stress is very present in our lives at the moment, we have made an anti-stress herbal capsulses, Restilen , a mixture of The Ashwagandha Plant, SAFFRON STIGMA EXTRACT, Chinese Tea Leaf and Chinese Tea Leaf which act in complementarity for optimal effectiveness on your disorders. .

Finally, know that stress and anxiety are not inevitable. If you have them, it is important to learn how to manage them to avoid poisoning your life. This unprecedented and particularly difficult period brought out a lot of negative emotions in many of us, it is perfectly normal. I think it's important to take advantage of the present moment and try to keep only the positive of each day.

Take care of yourself !