Let this New Year be the time to implement the change you need in your physical and mental health by developing solutions to managing life's daily stress and overall wellness, so you can truly feel invigorated. Here are a few ways you can reset, revitalize, and restore as we step out of a restless 2020 and into 2021.
1. Implement Deep Breathing: By taking some time each day to slow down and breath deeply you can calm your nervous system and find more relaxation. Your nervous system has been very frantic in coping with the pandemic and it's life altering repercussions. Sitting with your eyes closed while focusing on deep inhalations and exhalations assists in refreshing the nervous system, thus helping you recover and feel better
2. Increase Your Mobility: When we're consistently in motion it helps to keeps the circulatory systems functioning efficiently. Fluids in our joints help to lubricate and keep us nimble, but without motion, these joints loose flexibly and can become stiff. If the connective tissues in your body are kept mobile, communication with the nervous system is increased and can improve daily energy, sleep, and digestion. Open lines of communication help every organ and system to function better together.
3. Spend Time in Nature: Time spent outside is one of the simplest ways we can improve our general wellness. It increases your mobility and naturally causes you to breath deeper in order to keep up with the aerobic activity. Additionally, it can help decompress the nervous system by stimulating your senses involved in noticing the sights, sounds, and smells of your surroundings. There is nothing more refreshing than a hike through the woods to help you change your perspective and move on to the next activity in your day with renewed gumption. Try incorporating a "technology break" to enhance the experience further or bring your furry friend along too.
Here's to 2021 being the year you take charge of your holistic health by implementing some of these tips to help manage daily stress, so you can feel better and more empowered each day!
Life In Full Spectrum