We live in a very fast-paced world, running from one place to another and doing one thing after another. Because we get so busy doing all the things we have to do, making them all seem a lot more important than they actually are, we start to panic and live in this constant state of urgency. As a result, we start to accumulate a lot of stress and tension into our bodies and forget what it actually feels like to relax and enjoy life.
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
Today I would like to share with you 9 simple yet powerful ways to restore, renew and rejuvenate yourself so that you can enjoy life a little more and bring more peace and more happiness into your life. These are really simple things that will generate great results.
There’s nothing like a hot bubble bath to relax your mind, body, and spirit. Add some naturally flavored sea salts and flavored candles and you will spoil, pamper and awaken all your senses. By far one of my favorite things to do!
Bring your attention to your breath whenever possible. Breathe in deep through your nose by filling your lungs with oxygen, and exhale through your mouth. When you breathe in, make sure that your belly expands and when you breathe out, the belly should return inward to a neutral position. While exhaling, you can make the Heart Sound which sound something like “Haaaaaaaa”. I have learned this from practicing QiGong. It’s a great way to release stress and tension from your body and let go of all the things that no longer serve you.
By becoming mindful of your breathing, not only will you get to restore, renew and rejuvenate yourself and improve your health, but you will also train your mind into becoming more and a more present in the now, and trust me, it will change your whole life for the better.
Power naps are a great way to reset yourself and return to a place of inner peace, balance, and tranquility. If you want to give this a try, just find a comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed by anyone, whether it’s at home or at work, set your alarm, and for the next 15 minutes or so, go into the zzzzz land. Your mind, body, and soul will thank you for it. Sooooo good!