By incorporating simple, positive and healthy activities into your week you can better manage stress as it occurs and many negative health consequences can be reduced. Whether you begin your week on a Sunday or Monday, these simple techniques can be used anywhere in your week, at home or at your favourite health and wellness studio.
Do you have a daily practice? Perhaps it’s something you do as soon as you wake up and could be as simple as having a good stretch. By doing this it prevents your body from going into overdrive mode or turning your sympathetic nervous system on which puts you in to flight or fight mode resulting in a fast-paced, chaotic and stressful week … what we don’t want!
The benefits of yoga are limitless! It helps de-stress, counter bad posture, stimulate circulation, help digestion, increase flexibility and strength and loads more! Whether it is a home practice completing your daily sun salutations or attending a class, every bit helps keep you in your ‘calm zone’.
Do you eat calming foods? Your probably thinking ‘calming foods’…? So these are foods that work with your body and allow you to easily digest once consumed. This includes foods that are high in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and healthy goodness! Less processed and more real, raw food!
Theres nothing worse then coming home to a messy house, and more ‘stuff’ to do when you get home from work. Washing, dishes, beds to make, sheets to wash and the list is endless. But sometimes we need to do small things at home, to feel grounded and connected within our home which then makes it feel that way for others living and visiting there too.
Know where your mind is at, at anytime, by having intentions about your week. What you hope to achieve, where you hope to take the kids, when you hope to do the above things for YOU. Without having intentions none of it will get done. This doesn’t mean being a planning freak either, you can still be that free-spirit, it is just about structure.
“Never forget, your calm is already there within you, you just need to find it”. – Brooke Brunskill, Conscious Living
Have a great week!
Always love + light,