The energy around is full of anxious feelings and emotions. Most of which could stem from the current political indecisive nature of which way to go. After the week we have all experienced, these tips can support growth and expansion beyond the chaotic new normal.
Get out in nature/get some fresh air.
Sometimes just taking a break and stepping outside of your doors will refresh your energy, change your mood and give you a new outlook on your day to day. if you don’t have access to a natural outdoor space, then try to sit outside in an area of your home. This should allow you to be away from any distractions and observe your surroundings including the peacefulness of the trees, the plants that surround you and they’re coexistence with one another.
Deep Breathing/Breath in and out deeply and slowly.
The Breathe that sustains your life is at times taken for granted. Our body often reminds us when it needs more oxygen, more air to breathe. When it needs more life force flowing through it, these signs can show up as lightheadedness;shortness of breath; and even mild headaches or migraines. You can do this in a quiet space , sitting with your back straight. Here are a few prompts to follow.
⁃ Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
⁃ Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of 4.
⁃ Hold your breath for a count of 7.
⁃ Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of 8.
⁃ This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
Here are a few more Breath work options to try.
Go to the beach/ or take a soothing salt bath.
I’ve shared before that the beach is my happy place is the happiest place for me on the planet but there is something to be said about the air the ocean and the atmosphere of being in that environment the salt can be nourishing to the body. The waves are also therapeutic as a form of sound healing and the gentleness of the breeze that blows can soothe your stress away. You can even lose track of time and just be in the present moment and allow the gratitude of the ocean to flow over you.
Stay highly hydrated/eat water rich foods.
Comfort foods are all around us and even when we don’t need them they want us to devour them without resistance but when we are anxious the best thing that we can do to support our bodies and our anxiety is to eat and consume foods that are highly nutritious and water dense meaning they produce a lot of water within themselves and can give that water to the body. Many fruits such as watermelon, Cantaloupe,oranges, cucumbers, grapefruits are great sources of hydration. They can be juiced or eaten just as they are. So indulge in these options to keep dehydration away.
Unplug/ reconnect with what is love to you.
We are bombarded with so many devices and tools and gadgets and gizmos to allow us to be more functional and productive in life and they at times can lead to our overload in distraction they are very useful in helping us to get things done at times but we overlook their ability to disconnect us from our human experience. Creating a regimen or a plan that allows you to monitor the amount of time that you spent connected to devices and technology will support you in having control over the things that require your focus. Unfortunately devices are not the only things and situations that we need to disconnect from. We can be chronically connected to work, relationships and family including other activities that can give us more to focus on than our minds can hold.
Minimalism made simple has compiled a list of my favorite options to disconnect when overload is present, check it out here.
Bonus Tip: Get some rest/ stop thinking.
Who can forget to sleep that’s easier said than done many of us have deadlines to meet projects to complete obligations to maintain and that can often diminish the amount of rest that we allow ourselves each day resting is an important factor in with you and rejuvenating and renewing ourselves to be ready to face whatever is coming tomorrow but life often gets in the way so when your body is telling you to rest, then rest. Getting enough sleep is a great way to clear your mind with the abundance of thoughts that can keep you from knowing when you need to sleep so commit to At least 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night. It will certainly do your mind and body a lot of good and prepare you to handle everything you need and want to do.
Sleepcalculator.com offers a tool to figure out just how much sleep you may need.
These tips and tools are just a few of the things that can help you to relieve and ease any anxiety that you may have experienced in the last few weeks months and even the past year and since consistency will truly bring change in helping to keep you in the peaceful mind body and spirit that you truly deserve to live in. Share some tips that are working for you. Let me know if you’ve tried any of the ones I’ve suggested also.