De-stress With Your Senses!
Today, we are called to multi-task like crazy! We are more run-down, fatigued and frustrated than we really ought to be.
In this day and age, there is more and more of a disconnect with our mind and body. I believe the technical term is being a “Grump-a-potomus” (I made that up). We work on the computer, do emails, watch videos, sit in classrooms and offices until we go C-R-A-Z-Y.
Wan to know a secret? It doesn’t have to be that way! It is tough to change your environment – BUT, here are a few simple tips to help you through the work day!
Sniff it.That smelly-smell, that brings you back to grandmas kitchen, or that one time when you were 8 and had not a care in the world. The smell of a new born or candles. Studies show that smelling lavender tea for 5 minutes (breathing normally, please don’t hyperventilate) can slow your heartbeat and calm your mood, thanks to a chemical called linalool.
See what you really want to feel.
Colors have long been known to help stabilize moods; the color blue or light green can calm as well as different shades of more earthly tones. Keeping indoor plants is another way of bringing that sense of nature, inside.
Take a bite.
Chocolate has always been known as a natural opiate. Treat yourself, and take time doing it. Create something you love, don’t buy it. (All things in moderation!)
Have you noticed that when you’re at a park, or a hike or somewhere far enough from a city to hear the natural wonders of the world – You lighten up. For instance, play nature soundscapes when you’re working on a project and see how you feel.
Nothing too difficult on this list, right? I am going to make it a priority to include more of these to my daily routine – My house is pretty filled with plants already so maybe I’ll start with more hugs!
Thank you for taking a moment and reading this, I hope you get a chance to include some of these to help you through stressful times! If you do, share with us what you did and how you felt! I am really looking forward to hearing about it, I want you to feel the very best you can!
Until next time!