Last week we discussed stress and the skin lets investigate ways that you can incorporate some new habits to find the better you.
Many medical professionals recognize that a natural balance must be maintained between our sympathetic (fight-or-flight/high activity) and parasympathetic (rest-and-digest/relaxation) nervous systems for optimal health. Unfortunately, in our modern world, many of us experience “Sympathetic Overdrive,” which means the time we spend in a state of high activity is significantly greater than the time we spend in a state of relaxation.
A key part of decreasing stress is to increase our time spent in the parasympathetic state, or relaxed state. While living in this fast-paced world makes it impossible to avoid stressful situations, we can modify how we handle stress to prevent it from building up. See below for a few ways to incorporate regular stress-reduction practices into your daily life.
A daily meditation practice can relieve stress and reset your mental state.
Those who practice regular meditation had higher brain activity in the areas that deal with stress and concentration. Healthy ways to manage stress can help ease depression and anxiety.
Meditate for 5 minutes each morning to calm your mind. Be kind to yourself, make your mental health a priority by trying some Energy Healing Frequency Music (YouTube video Energy healing 528)
Other Stress Relievers include:
Balanced, Nutrient-Rich Diet
Focus on Things that Make You Happy
Decrease Toxins in Your Body
Let’s start a challenge this week. Are you ready? Yes, you are ready!
Put Your Phone Down
It’s time to pick your nose up from your screen and put the phone down. When you spend too much time on your phone instead of interacting with the people around you, you are taking away from your family and friends. Now are you getting the bigger picture, put your phone down and look around.
Some of us spend most of our day scrolling through various social media posts. the simple solution for this is to log out of our accounts or turn off notifications. The real world is much better than the virtual world if you know where to look.
Instead of spending your time knowing about the life events of unknown people, like Kim Kardashian, spend the time with family and friends, get to know your neighbors, or simply pick up a good book.
Social media is for entertainment so therefore use it as a form of entertainment – not more than an hour a day. Break it down to 30 mins in the morning and then again at night, don’t spend your whole day on the apps. I stay off social media on Sundays to spend quality time with my family. Let’s see if you can realize the benefits of incorporating some of these habits into your day.
Stay tuned for next week’s post.