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4 Ways to Ditch the Stress

4 Ways to Ditch the Stress

Balancing a busy career, family, social life, and coming out of a year of restrictions is not easy. When you’re stressed, your body releases the hormones cortisol and adrenaline to keep you alert and prepared to respond to your stressors.

The stress response is well-adapted for short-term stressors, but it is not designed to constantly be on. Unrelieved stress is what leads to burnout, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and mood swings.

Stress, Mood & Birth Control

One day you’re up, the next you’re down, and some days you’re in-between. You’re not imagining it: introducing new hormones (via birth control) to the body can cause serious mood swings and can make you emotional beyond belief.

Additionally, when you’re stressed, you burn through your vitamin and mineral levels more quickly.

More bad news… Hormonal birth control also depletes nutrient levels that are key for supporting mood and energy levels.

But don’t fret. We got you.

4 Ways to Ditch the Stress:

#1 Exercise

Whatever type of movement is the most enjoyable for you is the best type of exercise. Whether walking, dancing, or weightlifting is your jam, daily movement lowers cortisol levels in the long term, keeping your stress levels to a minimum.

#2 Sleep

Aim for at least 7 hours a night. Trouble falling asleep? Try turning off all screens at least one hour before bed, sleeping in a cool dark room, and going to bed at the same time every day.

#3 Stress Management

To effectively decrease stress, you need to consciously activate your body’s natural relaxation response. This can be done through breathing techniques, mindfulness meditation, or yoga.

#4 Reach Optimal Nutrient Levels:

It’s vital to make sure you’re topped on all your essential vitamins and minerals, like the B Vitamins, as they decrease the stress response and protect your adrenal glands. B3 improves sleep quality, B5 reduces cortisol, B6 reduces anxiety, and B12 rests your circadian rhythm/improves sleep. Top Up Tonic contains B Vitamins in the most bioavailable & absorbable form.

Your hormones don’t get the final say. You do.


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