By: Natasha Uspensky
Yes, some stress and anxiety are a natural part of every day life. But how much is too much? How much is “normal”? If your stress and anxiety causes you to:
- Lose sleep, or experience poor quality sleep
- Emotionally eat or over eat
- Turn to drugs, alcohol, or other substances for relief
- Avoid social gatherings, giving presentations, or other situations that may out you on the spot
- Experience stress-related health issues like ulcers, IBS, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, weight gain (particularly around your midsection), or chronic inflammation
…then your stress and anxiety are out of hand. This is not something to “just deal with,” ignore, or drown in medication.
When you’re feeling particularly stressed, you enter a downward spiral of negative thinking. From that place, is gets increasingly more difficult to find a solution for the stressor you’re dealing with, or take a moment to quell your anxiety. What you need in those moments is a respite from the physical and emotional manifestations of your stress and anxiety — just long enough to calm down your mind, lower your cortisol levels, and feel more in control. What you need is a break.
In my holistic health practice, I coach clients on employing breathing exercises, meditation, or even just going for a walk to disconnect from the stress at hand. But sometimes, you are just in too deep with your emotions to snap out of it. In these situations, a fast-acting herbal remedy is a total life-saver.
I first tried 1Hour Break last week, when the sheer volume of unanswered emails, work, and obligations I had felt overwhelming. I sprayed the powerful blend of calming herbs, including kava kava, lemon balm, and St. John’s Wort under my tongue, and within just a few minutes, I felt a wave of calm come over me. I breathed a sigh of relief. Everything is ok. I can handle this.
The effects of this powerful and totally safe herbal spray, formulated by a top U.S. herbalist, last an hour (hence the name) and feel amazing. This hour long break gives you a chance to calm your nerves, relax your tense muscles, and soothe your over active mind. It gives you just enough time to get a handle on things, so you can deal with the situation or emotions at hand clearly without being bogged down with your stress-induced fervor.
The minty taste is rather strong, and word is, the next round of 1Hour Break products released by this new company will have multiple flavor options. And frankly, I can’t wait to see what they come up with. In the meantime, pick up a bottle and experience the calm for yourself. And check out their adorable video!
You can also contribute to 1Hour Break’s Indie Gogo campaign to help your purchase support the new company.