In the modern-day, it can be hard to find the chance to relax and unwind. The hustle and bustle of attending a full-time job while taking care of your family and home can quickly become too much to bear, and this can lead to untold levels of stress and tension that won’t go away on their own. So, if you’re interested in finding out more, then simply read on to uncover a variety of tranquil tips and tricks that you can utilize now! Fortunately, learning how to change your daily life by promoting a greater sense of peace and calm doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might expect, as there are, in fact, just a few essential tips and tricks that you can make the most of to make a real difference in no time at all.
One of the most essential features of a stress-free day is a good night’s sleep, as you can’t expect yourself to be able to handle problems productively when you’re surviving on just a couple of hours’ rest. Regularly achieving at least 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep will change your mood dramatically, allowing you to remain balanced rather than on edge. Fortunately, many things can be done to promote a better night’s sleep, starting with a basic sleep hygiene routine. Performing a sleep hygiene routine will get your mind and body prepared to sleep, so create a simple schedule that includes a few easy steps, such as brushing your teeth, getting changed into your pajamas, and preparing your bedroom for the evening. Regularly performing this routine will mean that you immediately associate that it’s time to go to bed to be better prepared for the advent of sleep. Additionally, investing in a few helpful extras like black-out curtains or blinds that will block any light from entering your bedroom can also be of benefit. You’ll soon realize just how much calmer you feel as you begin to sleep better!
Don’t Let Your Problems Take Over.
Every person will face various problems in their lifetime, some of which are very difficult to deal with. Making the decision to bottle up your evil thoughts rather than dealing with them head-on is one of the worst things that you can do, as they’ll soon begin to take over and influence every aspect of your life in the most negative manner. It would help if you never let your problems take control of your day-to-day, so it’s essential that you can find the right outlets to let off some steam and relieve the pressure. A great way to work through your troublesome thoughts is by getting in touch with a certified therapist, as they have all of the proper training and experience required to help you find the most proactive solution so that you can feel as right as rain. The taboo around therapy is thankfully fading fast, and there are therapists for all kinds of ailments and issues, from anger management to couples counselling. More often than not, a problem shared is a problem halved, so don’t make the mistake of bottling things up to let your problems take over.
Master The Art of Meditation
Meditation is a traditional practice that many millions of people have used in a variety of different cultures around the world, and it focuses on the aim of living in the ‘here and now. Meditation encourages you not to think of the past or future but to exist at the moment without regret or apprehension. Mastering the art of meditation doesn’t have to be difficult, as you don’t need any special skills or equipment to begin. Just find a quiet and comfortable spot in which you can sit down, close your eyes and attempt to unwind through a variety of different breathing techniques, chants, and other rhythmic activities. Let go of any passing thoughts, and aim to empty your mind of everything troubling you to replace it with peaceful and tranquil images. Perhaps you can picture yourself relaxing on an empty beach or wandering through a field of lavender without stress in the world. Regular meditation can boost your mental health dramatically, so there’s no time like the present to begin.
Promoting a greater sense of peace and calm in your daily life has never been such a simple task when you can utilize the tips and tricks described above!
We have all heard this before: “An attitude of gratitude”. But in the midst of what can feel like uncertainty, it is vital. Let me say that again… it is VITAL that we keep our minds right. Drenching our minds in the news and social media is not going to make things better. But making sure we practice self-care, keep our minds clear and continue to stay calm is something I urge everyone to do.
I went to bed last night thinking a lot about our countries current situation, my life, and what I can do for my family right now and all of you.
Each night my family (my husband and our three kids) and I all pray together and after we all go around and say who or what we want to pray for tonight.
And as we went around I was reminded to not forget the little things. It made me think about how we all can still be grateful for the little things, and remember how we can impact our communities despite such circumstances.
My prayer is for you all to consider a local business to pick up food to go, or inquire about delivery, shipping gifts to that friend or family member or just letting the world know what they are doing as they struggle to remain open, or if they have already made the decision to close.
During this time, I urge you to continue to practice gratitude. To continue to go beyond and help another, even if it means having to take an extra step or two to do that.
Yesterday I made an egg and book delivery (yes I have chickens) to our amazing local cafe Perc Place and I usually just drop and go when delivering eggs or books. But I decided to grab a drink to go and support them.
Perc Place is my office away from my home office and I can’t imagine not having them in my backyard to go to for inspiration. As I stood there in the cafe all I felt was gratitude for the owner and all her staff during this time. So many unknowns, and it’s easy to think “one small act WON’T make a difference”. But, when 10, 25, 100 people all do the same thing. It all adds up. Gratitude adds up!
In order to stay mentally and physically strong in the midst of this unprecedented time. I urge you all to continue to engage in things, activities and with people who lift you up. Help you feel good. And keep you in the right frame of mind. This is VITAL!
What can you do to stay in gratitude each day?
Go for a walk with your family and talk about positive things
Get enough sleep
Drink plenty of water
Dance in the sunlight
Write down what you are grateful for each morning
Listen to meditations or positive recordings/books
Let’s maintain that positive attitude that helps others when we come into contact with them…even if it’s virtually.
I always ask myself “am I a part of the problem or a part of the solution?”
Let’s write out our ideas to make us and our businesses better. Write out plans and goals that you will do during this pause in life, and what you’re doing afterward.
Then get out any anxiety that may be clouding our heads and hearts out and into the daylight by writing it down. When we write it down, it isn’t as scary.
Then once you write it down… Take action! Get on your yoga mat! Go for a walk! Read, meditate.
You know what?
These can be scary times, but we are so resilient. I’m encouraged by all of the good I see in the world, and how many people are working to help others.
Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers) said in times of crisis, look for the helpers. I say WE are the helpers.
Let’s keep getting up and taking that time for ourselves each day to better help where we are able.
And to HELP…. I am giving all of my meditations away for $1.
Why a dollar? Well, I believe that everything is an exchange. And my heart and soul are in those offerings and I ask that you simply be a part of the exchange back. 🙂 [And these were all professionally recorded just for you.]
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I believe that we are the ones most responsible for our own health and well-being. It is our privilege that we practice self-care and engage in the right things. And the results will always be better than if we did not.
So remember what you do have control over. Remember how you can impact those around you, by first you being calm, centered, and full of gratitude.
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