Investing in our well-being is key to balancing out home, work and family life stressors which can make us feel overwhelmed. Stress management interventions force us to take time out and de-stress both the mind and body. Research has shown that being kind to ourselves improves our well-being and also benefits the people around us. Making the effort now to engage in regular interventions such as massage, meditation and exercise help us create positive coping strategies and are investments in our future health.
Exercise and massage in particular decrease stress hormones such as cortisol and increases endorphins. Endorphins are the body's natural feel good chemicals. When these are released, your mood is boosted naturally.