With the stress our working lives creeping into our personal lives, taking business calls and answering emails on our weekends, it’s no doubt we are more stressed and in need of relaxation and rejuvenation than we ever dreamed of. While technology affords us unimaginable opportunities and possibilities, it also has unforeseen impacts on our bodily health.
1. Eat well. This doesn’t mean overeat, it means eat cleanly and nutritionally. Oftentimes, it’s easier to grab something quick and convenient to satiate our hunger pains, only to leave us craving something sugary mid-afternoon to quench yet another round of hunger pains. Consuming a well-balanced diet, complete with plenty of fresh organic produce and high-quality fats, as well as organic spices, can make your life so much smoother. From regulated emotions and moods to having more energy for longer periods of time, eating well makes your whole self feel better.
2. Drink lots of water. Drinking plenty of the basic liquid of life is one of the most beneficial and proactive acts we can do for our health. Dehydration leads to a myriad of health problems, including headaches and digestion issues. Hydration enables proper brain functionality, muscle movement, and digestion.
3. Get massages regularly. Whether you get them once a quarter, once a month or once a week, the benefits of getting massages are seemingly endless. Once you find the massage therapist that works best with your needs and schedule, you’ll feel the positive effects of their technique, environment, energy, and products they use for your health benefit. From the essential oils, warm towels and massage lotion, everything is in place to make the massage experience the most beneficial and relaxing for you.
4. Walk. Walking is the most natural and easiest exercise we can do for ourselves. It’s easy, easily accessible, and has enumerable benefits. Many do walks and talks, meaning they make the most of their walking time by having meetings or taking phone calls while walking.
All of these have both immediate and long-lasting effects if done regularly and integrated into your life. If you’re already doing any of these on the list, what else can you add into your normal routine to help ease yourself into relaxation and less stress?