Time To Say Goodbye To Stress – Here’s How

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Above: Don’t let stress get the better of you.



Keep calm and carry on! If only it was that easy. Most of us experience more stress in our lives that we know what to do with.

Just as my email inbox was about to explode and my stress levels were peaking I asked Radiance Naturopath Rachel Dawson if she could share her top tips for beating stress so I could calm down and carry on.



1. Get moving
It’s well known that exercise can increase endorphin levels, but did you know it supports bone and muscle density and aids healthy sleep too? Exercising is a fantastic way to boost your energy levels and self-confidence, as well as a distraction from those things that are making you feel stressed or down.

2. Get back to nature
Nature has a beautiful way of helping us forget our worries and woes. A walk on the beach or stroll in the bush is not only relaxing, but a way to escape the rat race.

3. Practice self-care
Take a bath, read a novel or go for a swim. In our busy lives, we often spend time rushing around after others but forget to take time out for ourselves. Taking a little time out each day to do something you love, on your own if possible, will not only help you unwind, but will nurture the spirit and soul.

4. It’s good to talk
Talking to others about your fears and sharing your anxieties is a great way to calm the nervous system and release tension. Counsellors can help you distinguish areas and causes of stress in your life, and allow you to work through them, ultimately finding peace.

5. Keep a stress diary
When you feel stressed or anxious, write it down, and when you feel happy and positive, write it down. This allows you to identify particular areas that could be the cause of stress in your life, but also reflect on the good and positive, which can never be a bad thing!

Rachel also recommends a natural supplement like Radiance Adaptostress, combined with a healthy diet, to help in times of high stress – like Fashion Week!

She says AdaptoStress is a potent extract of the herb Rhodiola rosea, used for centuries by the Siberians to combat stress caused by living at high altitude and the harsh Siberian environment. Basically, it’s been tried and tested by those living in one of the most stressful environments in the world!

Radiance products are available at selected health stores and pharmacies throughout New Zealand.



We have two bottles of Radiance Adaptostress valued at $55.90 to give away. Taken once or twice a day, AdaptoStress can give your body the support it needs to reduce emotional and physical fatigue brought on by stress, and when combined with a daily relaxation programme it’s a great little herbal helper for our busy bee lives.


To win tell us in the comments below your best stress-busting tip then click here to officially enter. Everyone who has entered and is a Style Insider subscriber will automatically go in the draw to win. A winner will be drawn and announced here next Wednesday (4 September).

Good luck!