Now is the time for you to be good to yourself because you deserve it! With the constant noise of this modern world, it's easy to feel constantly off balance. And look, we get that your time is limited. To even find 30 minutes of quiet to re-center might seem impossible. But you know what? You need to make time for yourself.
The truth is that we all have a finite amount of energy and to be fully functioning. So you need to be strategic when it comes to taking care of your physical and mental health. It also needs to be easy! We want to make sure that we are creating little habits we can do throughout our day that create BIG long-term results.
We will show you simple holistic health care tips that you can do daily. It's not as hard as you think, and the benefits are immediate. First, let's show you how to take care of your mental state with some easy techniques to balance out your moods and emotions. Next, we'll show you about physical fitness and all the ways that movement can benefit both our mind and body.
Let's get started!
We all have days when we need a little boost in the mood department, but it's not always easy to find what works. Sometimes you might try cheering up with friends or getting out into nature for some fresh air - and these are great! But if that doesn't do anything, then why not give smile meditation your best shot? It sounds weird at first (who smiles while meditating?!), but this is an insanely practical tip. When people who aren't feeling happy look themselves in the mirror and force on a big grin, their mood improves drastically within seconds. That may sound crazy, but just imagine how hard it would be for any problem to bother you after staring lovingly back at yourself from across the room for 10 minutes straight.
There is nothing like singing your troubles away! Even if you can't carry a tune, just sing and smile. Try doing it when driving or walking around town to see how people react. It's worth the embarrassment because of all the feel-good benefits that come with belting out tunes as loud as possible--especially for those days where we're feeling down in the dumps.
Laughter is good for nerves. When you feel frustrated, stressed, or just down in the dumps, it may be time to find something funny and laugh until your stomach hurts! If laughter isn't natural for you, try giving yourself permission to do so--it will make a big difference in how much energy we have throughout our day. Laughing releases endorphins that help with moods and stress levels, leading us to feel lighthearted about everything life throws at us. Let's see what kind of laughs await when I turn my grin up full throttle.
Journaling, in many ways, is a safe place for one to express themselves. Whether you're nervous about something or feeling joyful about specific events, journaling can be used as a way to calm oneself down and relieve stress. It creates a sense of purpose through reflection and understanding who we are on an emotional level by answering questions like "what makes me happy?" or "why am I feeling this way?".
Remembering the good times can help you bounce back faster. Writing in a journal on a regular schedule (every morning/night) helps some people, especially if they struggle with work deadlines and other significant stressors. Referring back to your days during any difficult time will be an excellent way to remember what you are capable of overcoming- even when it seems impossible!
One of the most challenging things to do these days is to have time for solitude. It's hard to find peaceful moments when you need them the most! The constant stimuli surrounding us in today's world never give us a chance for self-reflection and focus on breathing or thoughts because there are so many distractions pulling attention away from what we really want - peace!
Meditation is a beautiful natural health habit in your daily routine. You can meditate for as little as 10 minutes each day. In that time, you will:
All of which should alleviate any feelings of overwhelm; experience an emotional release with no effort whatsoever!
You deserve to take your emotional wellbeing back and now that you have tips that are easy, non-physical tips you can implement, let's move onto some physical ones!
You can do it, just close your eyes, and try not to fall off balance by paying attention to your feet' movement. By focusing on your foot, you'll be more present in the moment and less likely to daydream about what's next for today or tomorrow. It's like flipping a switch from autopilot mode into carefree mode! It's also a fun little game that will make you laugh.
When's the last time you did something daring and a little reckless? That is what this exercise requires!
If you're physically able and won't hurt yourself if you fall, stand on one leg right now - close your eyes for 10 seconds. Ready... go!
Stretching your body is a great natural health exercise. It can be a fantastic way to release tension and feel refreshed. It also helps with circulation, which is excellent for the heart and respiratory system.
Here are five simple stretches you can do while at work or going about your day:
This is an unlikely thing to think about as physical activity. But not all physical activities have to be a workout. Eating and drinking the right things are also considered wellness exercises, which are just as important in health maintenance. Drinking water aids in digestion boosts metabolism and regulates body temperature.
You might be surprised to know that dehydration is a leading cause of daytime fatigue. This is why it's so important to make sure you are drinking enough water throughout your day.
So drink up! Make sure you have a glass with your meals and snacks throughout the day.
Deep breathing can help you be less stressed, which will also lead to a healthier brain. This habit is crucial because it's where your body gets the oxygen and energy that fuels cells throughout your entire system. It provides nutrients for organ function, regulates metabolism, and boosts hormones like serotonin - all crucial processes in maintaining good health and staying alert throughout your day!
Action Step: The most important thing to remember about deep breathing is the importance of focusing on your breath. Try this:
These simple yet practical holistic health tips can help you regain control of your life. The key is to become more mindful and learn how to identify the many ways that stress manifests in our lives while implementing at least one method for getting back on track!