We get it. Everyone is stressed these days. From trying to balance work, family, life in general, paying attention to the news, doing everything all of the time and staying in the know with current technology, life is overwhelming and no one is immune to its stressors.
But did you know that constant exposure to stress is increasingly becoming a modern epidemic. Without healthy coping mechanisms, stress can take a toll on your body and mind. To combat this trend, here are a few ways you can feel more calm:
- Create Daily Rituals
Including calming rituals like being mindful when drinking a cup of coffee or starting your day off at the same time everyday can help feel like an anchor in times of chaos.
- Vitamin D
If possible, head outside for approximately ten to fifteen minutes a day to sit in the sun and absorb vitamin D.
- Positive Affirmations
Get in the habit of talking to yourself positively. Whether setting an alarm on your phone or writing notes of kindness to yourself on the bathroom mirror, say something nice!
One of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate your system, massage, attends to both the mind and body. Through the application of movement with pressure and touch, massage is an excellent tool to induce a deep sense of relaxation and help restore your well being for all that life brings your way!