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|Trying on wedding gowns after gaining
a few pounds is a stressful experience.
This past year has been of the most stressful, but it has also been one of the most rewarding year’s of my life. I wrapped up a painful divorce, moved with my 4 year old son, changed careers, and gained a few pounds in the process. I also met an amazing man that I plan to marry in a few short months, and wedding planning has its own set of highs and lows.
There are so many factors that influence stress, and everyone handles stress differently. For example, an old colleague who lives in Canada likes to use cannabis from an online dispensary. Products containing cannabis are widely used to help people relax, and there are a lot of places in the world where it is now legalised. So much so, that more people are starting to make a living through selling medical marijuana, by opening their own dispensaries, (get more info here). Due to more physical and online dispensaries distributing these types of products, more people who suffer with anxiety, stress or any other health condition will see their symptoms relieved at a quicker rate. If you’re like me and don’t like the thought of smoking, I found there were other ways to consume it such as using a quartz enail to create a rosin was a much easier way of consuming it. And isn’t that what we all want? I certainly do. As for me, I soon found the only natural way I knew to de-stress was to run, but I suffered a hip injury which completely prevented me from running for a few months. Personally I tend to overeat when I’m dealing with an unusual amount of stress. Chocolate becomes my “nerve pill”. The added calories makes me gain weight, and that just adds to my anxiety. Weight gain is rarely a good thing, and especially not before you get married. Since I couldn’t run, a friend of mine suggested I try mushroom edibles, which she said could help with my anxiety and stress. I told her I wasn’t sure about them and had to Read more before I decided to try it. I did end up reading more about it and found that mushrooms were good for stress and anxiety, but I decided it wasn’t for me, and I had already decided that I wanted something familiar.
This is why I am excited to participate in the Hyland’s 5-day Stress Challenge. I am hoping that if I can de-stress my life that I can gradually lose the weight I gained from stress eating.
What is the Hyland’s 5-day Stress Challenge? Hyland’s will feature daily challenges, and offer information about natural solutions for stress reduction and how to cope with stress on their Facebook page.
Participants will have a chance to win a Hyland’s Stress Less Duo which includes Hyland’s Calms Forte and Hyland’s Nerve Tonic. Each day they will post a question about stress and ten winners will be chosen at random. On Saturday, October 4th one lucky participant will win the Grand Prize basket filled with various Hyland’s products and a $100 Spafinder gift card.
Registration for the challenge begins on Wednesday, September 17th at 1pm EST. The challenge begins on Monday, September 29th and ends Friday, October 3rd. The first 1,000 participants to register for the challenge will receive a 32 count box of Hyland’s Nerve Tonic®.
You can learn more about the Hyland’s 5-day Stress Challenge here.
What stresses you out? What do you do to cope with stress?