The rapid pace of life has become a burden for our physical and mental health. Stress that comes with multitasking your chores is not just a problem by itself, but a cause of many other diseases. Despite all of the products that came with advancement of science, it seems that we are getting old faster than ever. There is no better solution for that then to slow down. Some simple changes will be enough to inject your body and mind with sufficient amounts of energy. We’ll give you a few tips on how to achieve that.
The usage of essential oils in addressing physical and psychological issues is a practice thousands of years old. With today’s innovation, it has become even more efficient. Some of the methods of aromatherapy are topical, inhalation and aerial diffusion. It is claimed that it can relieve congestion problems, infections, anointments, etc. Still, it is most efficient in reducing stress levels. Soothing essential oils can help you with insomnia, anxiety and overall tiredness.
You don’t have to be a doctor to know that a long bath is well prescribed for relaxation. After a hard working day, there is nothing better than to jump into full bathtub. To make the experience even better, you can add bath salts, essential oils, natural herbal tea, a glass of milk, or bubble bath products. Take it to the next level with a full body scrub, body lotions, milks and creams. Play some relaxing music and clear your mind.
People spend one third of their lives sleeping and that’s why the way you sleep is important for your overall health. To avoid stiffness and pains in the morning, you should choose a quality sleeping surface and think about your lying posture. Supporting the natural curves of the body is crucial. Make sure there are no empty spaces between your body and the bed. The spine should be aligned and the legs parallel. The neck must be in a neutral position.
Indulging and Relaxing
Going to spa treatments and massages and visiting a health retreat or a mental health retreat occasionally, shouldn’t be considered a luxury nowadays, but more a necessity. Individual counseling, detox, fitness programs, hydrotherapy, acupuncture and many other programs available in various retreats are just what a modern human being needs to restore its energy and youthfulness and cope with daily challenges.
Achieving the Balance
When there is no balance between the body and the mind, nothing functions as it should. Some of the means for achieving that balance are deep breathing, meditation, tai chi and yoga. Breathing deeply, all the way from your abdomen, 20 to 30 minutes a day, can reduce stress and anxiety. A graceful form of working out, called tai chi, sometimes depicted as a meditation in motion, is not only a great low-impact exercise, but an ideal stress reliever too. Yoga will do wonders for your mind and physical preparedness.
Connect with Nature
Spending time in nature can have a positive impact on your health. It reduces stress, anger, anxiety and fear and increases positive thoughts. The positive changes are happening on the physical level too. Exposure to nature can reduce heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension. That’s why taking some time to walk (or jog) in natural surroundings (in the park, if there is no better solution) can do wonders for your wellbeing.
Nourish Your Body
Nourishing your body means feeding it with the right nutrients. Eating healthy unprocessed food without empty calories is one of the ways of doing that. Empty calories come from added sugars and solid fats. Your nutrition should contain essential vitamins that allow your body to develop. Diet containing a variety of foods is a good way to meet your vitamin needs. Because your body is comprised mostly of water, it’s important to keep it well hydrated (8 glasses of water daily).
Healthy body and a peaceful mind equal happy you. Do your best to achieve it.