How to de-stress after a long day with all-natural soothing solutions for the soul.
Everyone can relate to that heavy feeling as evening approaches. Tired eyes, caffeine-buzzed brain, the urge to eat a ton of popcorn in front of the TV. But there has to be a better version of this mid-week monotony? Here’s where mindful meditation comes in...
What is it?
Mindfulness is the act of being present: switching off from the chaos of the day and letting the now rush gently over you like waves. One way to achieve mindfulness is to practice meditation, breathing your way to calm and serenity through controlled relaxation techniques.
How can I practice mindfulness?
The first thing to remember is that it’s ok to take some time for yourself. No matter how many people rely on you, you can’t help them if you’re not at peace in yourself. Find those few minutes in your day to rest and recharge, even if it means shuffling your schedule slightly. An evening bath instead of time spent watching TV could be the perfect opportunity to destress and reflect.
What do I do when I meditate?
The simplest way is to start small. For 10 minutes a day, set aside your mobile devices and pop on some relaxing music. Breathe in and out, counting and focusing on each breath until you get to 10. Then start over. It really is that simple!
What if I get lost in my thoughts?
Focusing on your breathing can be difficult to maintain when worries from the day pop up in our minds. However, the best approach is not to fight your thoughts, but to imagine them coming past you like a rushing river, acknowledge them, and let them pass you by just as easily. If in doubt, count it out.
Are there any natural products to help me unwind?
Many people swear by the relaxing properties of chamomile tea and lavender – and for good reason. Studies have shown that lavender, found in our Dream Lotion and Pure Rest Oil Roller, can be useful in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. Pop some on while you meditate to help ease you into the evening.
So that’s it! Check out from your worries this evening with our guide to evening mindfulness.
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