It is incredibly easy to get caught up in your day to day lives, the lives of your loved ones or even complete strangers! Always going at top speed until you eventually burn out seems to be the norm in our culture. Everyone can benefit from a detox. Everyone can benefit from slowing down. There are many powerful tools you can use to detox your mind and body. Here are a few tips and tricks to practice self care regularly and get back to feeling your best!
Create a morning ritual
- How you start your day can dramatically effect how much energy you have and your ability to focus throughout the day.
Unplug from electronics
-The constant need to be on the phone or computer actually depletes dopamine levels in the brain, can cause anxiety and sometimes even depression. It is necessary to check in with yourself if you're being a workaholic or a scroll troll on social media and take a break.
Turn off the news
-Talk about depressing....when you are surrounded by negativity you eventually feed off of negativity and it feeds off of you too. Yes, it is important to know what is going on in the world. It is also important to find a balance in the chaos and advocate positivity in your own life and those around you.
Get out into nature
-One of the best healing tools out there is right in our backyards. It is actually proven that 15-20min of sunshine a day can improve your mood and help you sleep better at night.
Take a hot shower or bath
-Take a moment to cleanse your body of the worries and stressors from the day and relax.
Have some tea
-Unwind and slow down with your favorite cup of hot tea. This is a great way to decompress from the day and reflect.
-Getting your thoughts out can be therapeutic and writing affirmations can bring abundance into all areas of your life.
-An amazing way to remind yourself of all the things you do have and can do vs. all the things you can't or don't have.
-Slow down and breath. Take a deep breath in through the nose, filling up your belly. Pause, then exhale through the mouth. Breath work is a wonderful tool to slow down the nervous system.