If ever there was a time to establish healthy, stress minimizing practices, it is NOW. Here are a few simple rituals to introduce in to your daily routine where you can, so you can find a little inner peace to help with your outer calm.
Set The Mood
Solitude, Silence, Self-care
Calm the mind
Meditation, Scent, Space,
Meditation can have far-reaching and long-lasting benefits - particularly when it comes to lowering our stress levels. Connect better, focus better and be kinder to yourself. Light some sage or Palo Santo and connect with yourself.
Traditionally dried sage is burned as a way to heal, protect, increase wisdom, and boost defence against disease.
Nurture the Body
Movement, bathing, Touch
Factor in some kind of physical exercise each day, it might be a session at the gym, a run, a swim, or simply a brisk walk to collect the kids from school (Pandemic aside…), choose something that works for your lifestyle & routine and can easily be maintained. Take a long soak in the evening with bath salts or beautifully scented oils. Slather on a favourite body oil or cream, use an organic pillow spray and enjoy the therapeutic scents as you drift off to sleep.
Feed the Soul
Remember to look after the intangible you too. Make time to enjoy the natural world around you with long countryside walks or time spent in your garden observing the changing seasons. Carve out some time to read a book, or listen to your favourite music. If you find you have too much on your mind to enjoy these activities, try journaling as a way of emptying your mind to create new space. Light a candle or incense and fill the room with calming scents and B R E A T H.
Reading, Journalling, Nature