What we most need now is to take good care of our precious hearts, minds and bodies by getting back to the basics of healthy living: hydration, sleep, choosing whole foods, exercise and, of course, stress management.
In order to be our kindest, most loving and compassionate selves, we need to be balanced, healthy and strong - mentally, emotionally and physically. This balance is necessary in order for us to “be the change we want to see in the world.” - Ghandi
Stress can trigger us to turn to more caffeine, carbs, sugar and/or alcohol. These are all comforting in the short term but the unfortunate irony is that they are also depressants that often lead to more anxiety. If you do plan to indulge in the “fun” food and drink, please follow my advice on how to avoid a food or drink hangover. Already too far gone?...here’s a list of my latest fav ways to snap out of the carb/sugar malaise.
Today I’m sharing 5 great ways to calm yourself. Please click on hyperlinks for more information on how to’s and where-to-gets:) As always, please share with me your favs!
3 Easy B’s for Calming Yourself Quickly
1. Breathe deeply with Essential Oils - Lavender or Bergamot are great for stress + inhale from the bottle, or place a drop into your hands or use a diffuser. My complete guide here. I’ll always refer back to deep breathing as the number one favorite way to calm the mind and body and manage stress bc you can do it anywhere, anytime and it really works. The more you do it, the better it works. So, get started with one round of 4-6 counts of nasal breathing.
2. Bach’s Rescue Remedies - Along with 1 or 2 of your fav essential oils, I reco carrying the original Bach’s for stress wherever you go. I like the sleep and energy ones too! Couple squirts will do. Dr. Oz swears by the one for his kids too!
3. Binaural Beats Click here for the playlist
More of my stress management favs:
Enjoy the chill!
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