On the positive side, stress can help you accomplish amazing things or meet important deadlines. Leap tall buildings in a single bound…almost.
But too much of it, and we begin to feel overwhelmed…agitated…and frustrated.
We’ve all been on both sides of it.
But what do you do when you feel over-stressed? What is your personal stress-relief program?
This past year for us felt as though someone backed up a truckload of stress and dumped it heavy on our heads. We made an international move, job change, sold a house, and overcame a personal injury, just to name a few. And all this with three young kids in the mix.
According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, my stress level for this past year was so high that, “I had a high or very high risk of becoming ill in the near future.” Yikes. This scale didn’t even factor in being a “mom of three” or “mothering a strong-willed child.” (Your own stress is probably rising just reading my list!)
The stress level was almost equally high for our kids as well.
What the stress scale didn’t take into account though is what we were doing in our lives to help manage the stress from day-to-day. Thankfully, during our stressful year of transition, my husband and I continued to exercise regularly, make healthy food choices, and get regular time away from work. All these things help to reduce stress.
However, even with all this, we needed something more.
We had been using this little stress relief supplement already for several years but we gained a renewed appreciation for the power of these nutrients. Without this extra boost, we could have never successfully managed the feeling of overwhelm while also avoiding sicknesses all year (forgot to mention that little piece of blessing!).
So, all hail the little product that made a big impact in our year: Shaklee’s Stress Relief Complex! It is all-natural (as are all their products) and has a unique formula based on numerous scientific studies. This product was originally designed around the needs of moms with young children. As you look at this chart with the benefits, you’ll easily see why. But, of course, these benefits can apply to anyone.
Safely Helping Kids with Stress Relief
While my husband and I continue to take this daily to help manage the stresses from work, ministry, and parenting, we also use it safely with our kids with great results.
For example, my oldest child who is not prone to stress-out really needed some help during her first six months of German school. Language acquisition stress aside, she had a teacher and a class bully that caused her a great deal of anxiety.
In addition to her other nutrient supplements that she was receiving each morning with breakfast, I threw in the Stress Relief Complex. Though she may have had a hard time seeing the connection to her calmer attitude at the time, I know that it helped. She even had an easier time falling asleep when I would give it to her before bedtime.
For my second-born child, the Stress Relief Complex has become a life-saver for all of us. This is my strong-willed child. When she has the Stress Relief daily, her personality and beautiful determined spirit remain unchanged, but her tendency to “freak out” in different situations is significantly reduced. The Stress Relief allows her to respond to situations or conflicts with a much calmer attitude. She doesn’t get herself all worked up to where she can’t calm down. What a beautiful relief for all of us!
I have heard from other moms that this product has helped their children with ADHD in a similar way–reducing the anxiety while also promoting alertness.
I’m ever so grateful for the nutritional support of the Shaklee products in our daily lives, and I shudder to think how differently our year might have gone without the Stress Relief added in. We needed it.
Interested in Trying Stress Relief Complex For Yourself or Your Child?
If any of this has peaked your interest or caused you to wonder if this could help your family too, feel free to contact me with any questions. I am a Shaklee distributor and have been using these products for over 21 years. If you’d like to check it out more or simply order on your own, you can use the links below.
It’s important to note that all of Shaklee’s products are backed by an unconditional 100% money-back guarantee, so there’s no risk in giving it a try! Gotta love that.