Do you ever feel like every day is a struggle to stay on top of everything and stay motivated?
Especially during the months of the year when life seems to be the most crazy, like school season, the Holidays, etc...
I've got one important word of advice for you for how to help you keep a hold on everything and allow the days to go by with a little more ease...
Seriously, hear me out. Taking the time every day to slow down and simply breathe and ground yourself can make an immense difference on your ability to focus, stay motivated, feel energized and build up your confidence in yourself.
One of the best ways to make sure that you have the time every day to slow down in this way is to develop a daily routine specifically dedicated to relaxation.
Importance Of A Relaxation Routine
We are all so constantly on the go, knocking out our to-do lists, making sure the kids are getting their homework done, balancing a job and home life, getting all our important errands done, preparing for the Holidays, etc. that our body's can naturally slip into this constant state of stress, which keeps us on edge and in fight or flight mode for most of our waking hours.
While this state is a natural bodily response that can be important in certain scenarios, being constantly in that state can have negative consequences on our health.
Being constantly stressed can...
- Increase chances of depression and anxiety
- Cause sleeping problems
- Weaken the immune system
- Increase risk of heart disease
- Trigger headaches
- Lead to digestive troubles
- Impair memory and concentration
Practicing a relation routine every day, on the other hand, helps you to not only gain a better hold on yourself and all the things happening in your life, but can also boost your health in a number of important ways and effectively counteract all the potential negative health consequences of constant stress.
A daily relaxation routine can...
- Help lower your blood pressure
- Increase blood flow
- Decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Relax your muscles
- Ease your heart rate and respiration rate
- Reduce pain and inflammation throughout your body
- Boost your immune system
- Improve coping abilities
- Increase confidence
- And more!
How To Create A Relaxation Routine
There isn't necessarily one correct way to create a relaxation routine. The key is to figure out a routine that works best for you individually. While meditation may work for one person, journaling may work better for someone else. While morning yoga may be the answer for somebody, a daily walk through nature may be what somebody else needs.
It all depends on YOU and what makes YOU feel good and effectively relaxed.
To help you get started in creating a daily relaxation routine that works best for you, here are a few tips that can help you pinpoint the specific relaxation practices that feel good to you and that you can maintain.
#1. Do Something That Helps You Breathe
As simple as it sounds, taking some time every day to just breathe, taking in long, deep breaths and releasing them slowly, can do a number of wonderful things for your body and mentality.
If simply sitting there breathing doesn't work for you, find some simple, calm activity that helps you focus on you and allows you to take that time you need to breathe and nourish your body with oxygen. Practice meditation, take a walk through nature, take a bath, settle down and do something simple like color, pick up a yoga routine, cuddle with your cat or dog, etc.
Find something that's simple, doesn't take your attention away from your breathing and helps you feel calm.
#2. Do Something That Kindles Your Passion
When you're on the go all day every day, it can be easy to sacrifice spending time on things that help keep your passion kindled and alive for the things that you simply need to get done.
Intentionally setting aside time every day for things that help remind you why you do what you do and love what you love and giving yourself the chance to enjoy yourself can do great things for your overall well-being and drive to make it through each day.
What you choose to do for this part of your relaxation routine all depends on where your passion zones are. If you're a writer, maybe take some time to write in your journal or read a good book. If you're a musician, take some time to play your instrument of choice or dance to some music. If you're an engineer, take some time to work on your own project or further your personal knowledge base through research. If you're an outdoor activist, take some time to be outside connecting with nature or go on an easy hike.
Focus on your passion zones, whether they're connected to your career or are favorite hobbies and take time to do simple things that help refresh your love for those things and help you feel good and uplifted.
#3. Do Something That Nourishes Your Body
Making sure your body is getting the nourishment it needs to function properly and keep up with you is a very important part of a relaxation routine and can do things for your mental, emotional and physical health that can't be gained through any other way.
While focusing on a healthy diet and staying hydrated throughout the day are both essential, implementing something nourishing into your relaxation routine specifically can help soothe your body, ease any stress, clear your mind and help you breathe a bit easier. Plus, depending on what you choose to do, this can be a very refreshing, delicious part of your day as well!
While you're taking time to breathe and rekindle your passion, you can add something to your routine to consume that will only help promote the positive effects of those things further. Drinking teas, smoothies, or juices are popular choices and there are a number of different recipes and things to try.
Since we want to help support you in your relaxation journey and make sure you're getting the best nutrients possible, we highly recommend our superfood blend, Organifi Gold!
Organifi Gold is easy to throw together - all you need to do is mix a scoop into some hot/warm water or nut milk and enjoy! It can easily be implemented into your relaxation routine and even help make it something to look forward to every day and help place you into the mindset to simply chill and relax.
Organifi Gold contains some of the best relaxation-promoting ingredients out there, including...
- Turmeric - turmeric is one of the most powerful spices out there, specifically proven to help reduce inflammation and pain in the body. It can also help reduce risks of heart disease, improve brain health and improve depression symptoms.
- Cinnamon - along with the extra spice kick it adds, cinnamon can help fuel the body with antioxidants, soothe muscles and joints, lower blood pressure and boost heart health.
- Cardamom - cardamom is a spice that can help promote proper digestion, improve your body's ability to absorb nutrients, act as an effective anti-depressant, improve blood flow and cleanse your body.
- Reishi Mushroom - considered the King of Mushrooms, reishi mushroom can help promote muscle relaxation, provide a restful sleep, prevent fatigue, boost the immune system and more.
These are just a few of the ingredients that make our Organifi Gold so nutritious and delicious! Be sure to check it out and consider implementing its relaxation-promoting nourishing abilities into your own daily relaxation routine this season.
Developing and practicing a daily relaxation routine can really create the biggest difference in your life and especially help make the busiest parts of the year not only more bearable, but enjoyable too. Not only that, but it also gives you the chance to enjoy the best delicious and nourishing beverages out there, such as Organifi Gold that we know you're going to love!
What do you do for your daily relaxation routine? Did these tips help you out? How has taking the time to relax every day impacted your life? Have you tried our Gold yet? Share your thoughts, tips and experiences in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you.
And remember, we're in this together.