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This week’s blog will be short. My son is getting married in a couple of days! I’m so excited and love my future daughter-in-love.
Even though I’m helping out, I have some downtime right now and wanted to share a topic that fits in great with this busy week. Rest & Relax.
It’s so important to carve out time- daily- to have some downtime to rest and relax.
During stressful times our bodies need a break from being in ‘fight or flight’. Check out 5 Facts of How Stress Affects Your Health to learn more about how chronic stress has a negative impact on health.
Resting and relaxing activates the parasympathetic system which promotes health. It also helps to clear the mind and improves mood. You don’t have to take hours to rest during the day. Even a 5-minute break will help.
Here are 5 ideas for a quick break to help reset your mood and energy.
Take a short walk and listen to an uplifting favorite song.
If possible, lie down for a quick cat nap. You don’t have to go to sleep. Just quieten your mind. Practice deep breathing. Enjoy being still.
Go outside or look out a window and drink in the relaxing effect of nature.
Read your list of Positive Power Proclamations
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Carpe Diem (make the most of the present time)
Here are some steps you can do -- right now.
Set aside some time daily to unwind and reset.
Do something that energizes you and helps you relax- even if it’s just for 5 minutes a day.
Create your own Positive Power Proclamations to keep your mind in a positive state.
To help you get started grab your Positive Power Proclamations template to help you create your own proclamations that promote peace and hope.
Positive proclamations help us to focus our thoughts, words, and eventually our feelings & emotions on our desired dreams and goals.
They also help us re-write old learned habits and unhealthy behavior that keeps us stuck in self-defeating patterns.
Here’s to your health!