Taking care of our health on a daily basis should be a mandatory routine. That includes eating healthily, avoiding stress, practicing some type of sport, sleeping well and more! The list could be endless, yet due to our jobs, families, and multiple duties and distractions we leave our self-care aside.
You have no time, you say? Daily wellbeing activities can be done in just 5 minutes, but do take the time to practice mindfulness and rituals that recenter you and bring you closer not only to your own wellbeing, but to nature. Here’s how:
Renew your body and soul with a forest bathing
Have you ever experienced that “mental fatigue” feeling after a hard day at work, high level of stress after running all day to get to places, or even anxiety? A significant contributing factor is the lack of nature.
Living in concrete jungles isn’t our natural state, sometimes we forget how important going back to our hereditary roots are of being in actual forests, not concrete, bricks and mortar. So at least once a week, allow yourself the gift of walking through a leafy forest!
Lead a sport-active life
Being in a good physical state gives you strength, prevents you from illnesses and injuries, contributes to reduce stress, and has been directly linked to your emotional wellbeing. Overall being one of the main contributors to happiness and positivity.
So, how can you start an active sports routine?
An easy way to incorporate an active way of life in your daily life is to reduce the amount of sedentary time, simply:
- Reducing time spent watching TV, being on your phone, using a computer or playing video games.
- Standing up and walking regularly if you are sitting to improve your wellbeing in the workplace.
- Breaking up sedentary time, such as swapping a long bus or car journey and walking part of the way.
And next, grab your sport shoes, and start practicing that sport you always wanted!
It’s a fact: mindfulness and yoga help a better sleep
The constant worrying and distracting, stressful thoughts we can have during the day are one of the causes of bad sleep, insomnia, or even anxiety attacks, but we have some good news! Meditation and mindfulness are proved to be a very good natural and harmless solution to these problems.
We already know what yoga is, but let’s recap what exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness, is “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness of the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique”.
Simply take your yoga mat, close your eyes and start breathing deeply and slowly, giving lots of attention to it as you inhale and exhale. This way, you will be able to release all your daily distractions in a very peaceful way.