Stress, Dealing With It – Part One

“Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax.”
― Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

Stress, it is part of daily life! You feel it in your job, school, and even in the home. Since it is almost a daily thing, the issue is, how do I deal with it.

Not dealing with it and so it starts building up within our being. Almost for certain, that somewhere in the future it will blow up like an unwatched pressure cooker.

In my younger years I was not educated on how to manage and deal with the stress in my life. I pushed it down within, tried to pretend that everything was alright. Yet, every so often I would have a melt down. My temper would get the best of me. I was never violent, but I would just lash out.

Aroma Therapy To Handle Stress

Aroma Therapy – According to the website, Healthline aroma therapy has been used for thousands of years.

Humans have used aromatherapy for thousands of years. Ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and elsewhere incorporated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils. These natural substances were used for medical and religious purposes. They were known to have both physical and psychological benefits.


Aroma therapy happens through a our sense of smell and even our skin. There are numerous benefits to aroma therapy.

Medical News Today has listed the benefits.

It has been shown to reduce:

Many recommend before trying essential oils take an allergy test.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are aromatic, concentrated plant extracts that are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing or resin tapping. We offer essential oils, blends and oil-infused products with the optimal levels of specific, naturally occurring essential oil constituents to maximize their potency.


The website, Better Nutrition lists 7 essential oils.

  1. Lavender
  2. Bergamot
  3. Clary Sage
  4. Peppermint
  5. Eucalyptus
  6. Lemon
  7. Rosemary

There is much more about Aroma Therapy, but I have chosen to just highlight the surface.

So dear reader, have you ever used Aroma Therapy? Did you find it beneficial? Which essential oil did you choose?

I would love to hear about your experience of using Aroma Therapy! If you haven’t, would you try Aroma Therapy?

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  1. Priti

    Nowa days people are facing stress for various reasons! Great article 👍 thanks for sharing 😊

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you so much for your vote of confidence!
      Also, I agree that that are many variables that we have to confront and then find a way to deal with them.


      1. Priti

        Yes absolutely 😊 do visit my blog 😃 also

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  2. PrEdIcTaBlY UNpreDicTaBLe

    I would try pretty much anything if it helped, but right now only things like diazepam can calm it all down… and I’m like how you were, I push it all down until I’m like that pressure cooker… and the trouble is I then get angry, hateful and suicidal because of the dysregulation.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I was in my 30’s and in treatment when I learned how to use different methods of relaxation.
      Yes, I still take meds for my mental illness and they work.
      Everyone is different. I try to present different options and also write from my personal experiences.
      Thanks you for joining in on this conversation!

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  3. fgsjr2015

    Even in this day and age, there remains much platitudinous lip-service when it comes to proactive mental illness prevention as well as treatment. Various mainstream news and social media will state the obvious, that society must open up its collective minds and common dialogue when it comes to far more progressively addressing the challenge of more fruitfully treating and preventing such illness in general.

    But they will typically fail to address the problem of ill men, or even boys, refusing to open up and/or ask for help due to their fear of being perceived by peers, etcetera, as weak/non-masculine. The social ramifications exist all around us; indeed, it is endured, however silently, by males of/with whom we are aware/familiar or to whom so many of us are closely related.

    Without doubt, writes the author of The Highly Sensitive Man (2019, Tom Falkenstein, Ch.1), societal ‘real-man’ conformity stubbornly persists.

    There are “numerous psychological studies over the last forty years that tell us that, despite huge social change, the stereotypical image of the ‘strong man’ is still firmly with us at all ages, in all ethnic groups, and among all socio-economic backgrounds. In the face of problems, men tend not to seek out emotional or professional help from other people. They use, more often than women, alcohol or drugs to numb unpleasant feelings and, in crises, tend to try to deal with things on their own, instead of searching out closeness or help from others.”

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you for your well researched comments!
      I hope you will join other conversations in the future!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. fgsjr2015

        You’re welcome, and thank you for writing on this still-neglected though still-important topic.


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