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3 Top Tips for Reducing Stress When You Light Up Your Life

April 15, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 143

Stress is reduced when you light up your life. You, like plants need light to thrive. Getting enough light decreases your chances of depression or just being in a bad mood.

For some people the lack of light during the duskier winter months can lead to what used to be called "cabin fever". Now modern medicine calls it S.A.D., Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression. If you think you have it, please get professional help.

When you light up your life with adequate lighting, you gain lots of benefits. Here are just a few.

First, a properly lit work area will allow you to see things clearly, helping you work more quickly effectively and more productively. You can change the arrangement of the furniture in your work area so that you can get natural light from the windows. If there are no windows on your work area, get a few lamps. One for your desk and perhaps a floor lamp, turn off the fluorescent overhead light, put an energy saver bulb in the lamps and enjoy great lighting and the decreased stress from reduced eyestrain and headaches.

Second, Strategic or well-placed use of lighting can brighten your outlook on life, create a warm and cozy home environment, and very important make you feel safer and less stressed at night. Brightening your mood and your outlook keeps the tone of your home stress reduced and a pleasant place for family and friends. You will find that you will thrive and so will your relationships. Creating a warm and cozy environment with candles and good lighting relaxes the mind as well as the body.

Having your home safe and less stressful at night heightens the possibility that your home can be a true sanctuary for self-nurturing and of course, you will get the stress reducing and brain healthy sleep you need.

Third, Getting outside, nothing beats cheerful sunshine and fresh air when you have been cooped up for hours indoors. This natural stress reducer is cheap and easy, dress for the weather and take a brisk walk. Your mind will become clearer and if you do some deep breathing in the process, your body will feel great. Let the sunshine fall on your face, soak up the healing warmth, this is self-care at its best.

Bonus, think about taking vitamin D supplements. While you get vitamin D in more enriched foods and beverages, some times you need a little extra to reduce the occasional blue or slightly depressed feelings. Check with your Doctor and ask to have your vitamin D blood level checked. Taking vitamin D several times a week will keep that dreaded depression dragon away.

Ellen R Norman is an expert in stress management using natural solutions. She teaches people like yourself how to regain control of your life by reducing and relieving stress. Visit and subscribe to get your newsletter and a free gift.

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