In this modern age we are living in, mindset is everything; the thoughts we are thinking effect how we are feeling and that adds energy to what’s happening around us in our lives. Are we thinking and feeling and creating the best experiences for ourselves? So many of us have hectic schedules, are busy and struggle to find that time to attend to our own needs and wellbeing and for many people its really hard to feel positive all the time and that’s OK!.
Let’s have a look at 7 things that you could introduce into your daily routine that doesn’t cost a fortune and doesn’t take up too much of your time, but helps to put you in the right place mentally, emotionally and help to reduce stress.
1. PRACTICE AFFIRMATIONS
Affirmations are positive statements that you cam repeat to bring a positive message into your subconscious, and you can tailor them to how you want them. You can incorporate them
into your morning routine to help you start your day bathed in positivity. You can say your affirmation as much as you like, and you can even write it down somewhere to embed its message.
You could even come and design & paint your own positivity rock or affirmation stone at our event:
Mandala Stone Painting Afternoon on Sunday 17th of March, from 2pm to 4.30pm, its £10 per person and all materials are provided.
2. BREATHE MINDFULLY
We can learn a lot from the natural pace of our breath. Just as the breath flows in and back out of our bodies, our thoughts and feelings should be allowed this simple passage too. Try setting aside five minutes to focus on breathing mindfully. Concentrate on each breath and feel the calmness spread through you.
On a Thursday evening at the centre we have a Meditation & Mindfulness group that you might like to come along to, the group is open to everyone and no experience is necessary and you dont have to commit to coming along every week. For more information please see our events section on the website.
3. EMBRACE NATURE
Spending a set time outdoors every day can help you feel connected to the wider world, it also helps you to disconnect and recharge your energy. Perhaps you can watch the sunrise or sunset. Just taking that ten-minute walk to breathe in some fresh air can really help to put you in a positive place, take time to notice the sounds and smells all around you that make up our beautiful planet.
4. TRY MANTRAS
Mantras are repetitive sounds used to penetrate the depths of the unconscious mind and adjust the vibration of all aspects of your being. Mantras are vibrated through chanting aloud, mental practice, or by listening to them.
There are many chants and mantras that are designed to help you with different emotions your feeling or situations your going through. You can do some research on what ones you can use, or you can design your own so that its tailored to your own circumstances.
5. DISCOVER SELF HEALING
If you don’t practice them already, consider introducing Yoga or Meditation into your day. These self-healing practices are a fantastic way to encourage inner resilience to help you deal with whatever life’s throws your way. People who come to our Meditation & Mindfulness Group and our Hatha Yoga Sessions are always telling us that they love having that time set aside in their busy schedules to come along and find some inner peace and do something that’s good for their wellbeing.
The practice of Yoga helps to unite the body, mind, spirit and breath and it offers improvements to the physical body, which leads to a calmer, happier and more fulfilling life.
We also offer other forms of self healing practices from 'Reiki Attunement Workshops', 'Reiki Healing Circles' and a 'Spiritual Healing Course'. We also offer appointments for Reiki Healing and Crystal Healing with an experienced practitioner.
6. SET INTENTIONS
Consciously stating what you want to create and achieve is key to staying focused and feeling positive. Thoughts are energy, you know when you wake up in the morning and if you wake up and you feel in a bad mood you end up having a bad day, don’t you? Try setting your intentions by spending just a few minutes in the morning and it can be something as easy as ‘I will do good things today’.
7. MAKE YOUR BEDTIME ROUTINE SPECIAL
As parents we create a bedtime routine for our children to help them sleep, and it should be no different for us adults. Try creating your own bedtime routine to help you move deeply into rest and achieving a restful night’s sleep.
Sleep and your mood are so closely connected; poor or inadequate sleep can cause irritability and stress, while healthy sleep enhances your wellbeing. Not only does sleep affect your mood, but mood and mental states can also affect your sleep and stress can be a big factor too.
By creating a routine you can help yourself to a restful nights sleep which is going to put you in a better mood, you could try having a nice warm cup of chamomile tea (its proven to aid sleep and digestion). You could take a nice relaxing bath in lavender bubble bath or oil. I use a lavender pillow mist and spray it on my pillow before I lay down to sleep.
Studies on Chamomile show that those who sipped chamomile tea fell into a deep 90-minute sleep, and further research shows that inhaling the scent of chamomile helps to reduce stress, you could try adding a few drops to a cotton ball and placing it inside your pillowcase before bed to sleep better and wake stress free.
Hope you enjoyed our first blog.