Ok, it's pretty stressful at the moment to say the least. There's a lot going on in the world out there, let alone all that we have to deal with on a daily basis. Sometimes it can just get a little bit overwhelming.
I decided to write this post because it's things I've started to incorporate into my lifestyle. I do them to try and maintain my sanity levels when I can feel the 'crazy' in me bubbling up like lava.
1 - TAKE 'MINDFUL MINUTES' THROUGHOUT THE DAY
If you have an Apple Watch, you will more than likely have the 'Breathe' app which does this perfectly, but if not, just set the timer on your phone for one minute. In that time, focus on your breathing and begin to breathe in for the count of four and breathe out for the count of six. This should activate your parasympathetic nervous system and help to calm your breathing.
2 - GROUND YOURSELF
Sometimes it's easy to lose ourselves and not feel grounded on the Earth. You can practice this exercise during your 'mindful minute' or at a separate time. Sit on a chair with your feet on the floor and just feel the soles of your feet on the Earth. Gently press them down and feel the connection between you and the ground.
3 - DRINK A CALMING HERBAL TEA
It can be tempting to nip to the local coffee shop to have a break in the day, but instead of loading up on caffeine, why not opt for a herbal tea that can help calm you instead. Try Chamomile, lemon balm, or pre-blended teas designed to help with de-stressing.