Posted by Colleen
I think these are great habits to incorporate into our daily lives.
When you treat your mind AND your body to some TLC, you are not only allowing them to relax, you are also nourishing your soul. Whether it’s a relaxing bath with fragrant oils, or a by spending some time in the park reading a book, there are so many easy ways to feed your soul some happy energy. Want to know more? Read on!
Yoga is as relaxing as it is invigorating. The movements, stretches, breathing and meditation help build energy, confidence and a sense of internal calm. Try out different poses of yoga such as the mountain pose, downward dog or the warrior pose which will instil a sense of peace. Besides this, yoga also helps to boost immunity, uplifts the mood, improves quality of sleep, and encourages good blood flow – all of which is good for both body and mind.
Using essential oils and aromatic essences can be very therapeutic for the soul. The various aromas help to revitalize energies, improve moods, relax the body, ease anxiety and can even work as aphrodisiacs. Aromatherapy is one of the best tactics to ease mental, emotional and physical stress and allow the mind and body to naturally relax and rejuvenate itself.
Studies have shown that participating in volunteer work can greatly benefit many aspects of life. It helps with recovery from depression, improves functional abilities, social skills and can also help to transform multiple lives including your own. Find an organization or a cause that you believe in and volunteer your time and be of help wherever you can.
We spend so much time dwelling on meal plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But what about feeding the mind? Play, read, learn, interact, observe, converse, debate – there are so many things you can do to feed your intelligence and your mind. This helps make life more fulfilling by discovering newer interests and establishing deeper connections.
Take a few moments out of every day and spend them focusing on yourself. A little bit of ‘me’ time can go a long way when it comes to holistic happiness and wellbeing!
This summer I tried several new versions of smoothies, first with recipes and then I tried my own flavors. One of them I did 10 min. ago and I like to share it with you. Done in 3 Minutes and I have my portions on fruits for the day inclusive 1 veggie!
Makes 2 glasses:
1 middle sized banana
1 bigger carrot
10 pieces of grapes
1/2 gala apple
1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 – 1 cup orange juice
1.) Peel the bananas and the carrot and cut in pieces and into blender
2.) Add 10 pieces of grapes and cut a the apple in smaller pieces and add in blender
3.) Add the yogurt, the milk and the orange juice, Enjoy the burst of Energy!