If you’re feeling overwhelmed, grab your earphones and start listening to some soothing, calm music. This will help your brain and body to relax, as well as lower your blood pressure and levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) along the way.

Phone a friend

It’s not good to keep your worries and concerns bottled up! Ring a friend and get everything off your chest. Sometimes a reassuring chat is exactly what you need in times of stress.

Eat right

High levels of stress and poor diet are linked. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, sugary foods and fatty snacks will only worsen the symptoms. Try to look after your body with a range of fruit and veggies daily.


Whether it’s putting on your favourite comedy or going for a fun night out with friends, having a laugh is important for managing stress. Not only does laughing reduce the levels of stress-causing hormones, but tricks your nervous system into making you happy.


Drinking tea—instead of coffee or energy drinks—for your morning pick-me-up will still provide you with a small dose of caffeine, without causing your blood pressure to spike. Tea also contains healthy antioxidants and can have a calming effect on your nervous system.


Exercise is a great way to let off some steam. Whether it’s for a minute or an hour, exercise can battle stress symptoms immediately and release mood-improving endorphins along the way. Yoga is a great form of physical and mental exercise that can help you become more mindful, stopping stress before it becomes a big problem.

Lack of sleep causes stress and stress causes a lack of sleep—it’s a vicious cycle! Whether it’s abstaining from electronic devices before sleeping or hopping into bed a bit earlier, getting 7 to 8 hours of shut eye a day is crucial if you want to break the cycle.

Take a deep breath

It sounds simple, but when you’re feeling overwhelmed, just take a few deep breaths. It will oxygenate your blood, centre your mind and help you relax!

Treat yourself

Whether it’s a massage or a relaxing treatment, your local beauty salon is a great place to go if you want to reduce stress. We’ve done our research and found the most popular beauty salons in Shellharbour who can help you relax.
Utopia Beauty & Skin Clinic

Refresh yourself with a quality beauty treatment, Utopia Beauty & Skin Clinic
Refresh yourself with a quality beauty treatment, Utopia Beauty & Skin Clinic

With a relaxing salon environment and a range of skin and beauty treatments available, you can’t look past Utopia Beauty and Skin Clinic. Whether you’re after a pedicure, relaxing massage, facial or wax, the qualified team of beauty therapists can do all this and more. Located in Warilla, contact Utopia Beauty and Skin Clinic today and book in for some much needed pampering.
Where: 2/10 George St Warilla Shellharbour NSW

Arabella Day Spa
Tranquil surroundings, Arabella Day Spa - Shellharbour
Tranquil surroundings, Arabella Day Spa – Shellharbour

If you’re after a beauty salon that specialises in rejuvenating your mind, body and soul, Arabella Day spa is your one-stop shop. With affordable prices, experienced staff and a tranquil atmosphere, you can help lower your stress levels with any of their luxurious beauty treatments. Whether you want to battle the signs of stress with a facial or just chill out with a deep tissue massage, it’s up to you! For the ultimate relaxation escape, book yourself into Arabella Day Spa today.
Where: 4 Creamery Rd Albion Park Rail Shellharbour NSWA
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