In a world where ‘hustling and bustling’ is a way of life, it’s no surprise that your mind needs a little time to relax and unwind from the inevitable stress of constantly being on the go. But how can you put your mind at ease when you feel stressed or overwhelmed?
Self-care is key to living a balanced life and finding peace and happiness amidst the inevitable daily stressors. Stress is not good for our wellbeing and can lead to bigger problems down the road.
That’s why it’s so important to find ways you can relax, find peace, and enjoy life every day.
By taking a little time for yourself, your mind and your body will thank you! And while travel and spa dates are always nice, you don’t have to travel to a tropical place or spend money at the spa to put your mind at ease.
Here Are 5 Simple Ways You Can Put Your Mind At Ease Every Day:
1. Incorporate meditation into your daily activities
Meditation is a powerful tool for calming the mind and working through the feelings or thoughts that are causing you stress.
And the good news is that meditation comes in many forms, from guided meditation, to walking meditation, mindfulness meditation, focusing on a word or mantra . . . there are many options to suit your personal needs.
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Whether you use mindfulness to become acutely aware of the present moment, or choose walking meditation to get out in nature (another great way to put your mind at ease), meditation in any form will calm your mind and help the stress melt away.
The perfect start is with this Guided Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation For a Calm and Peaceful Mind
When you begin to feel stressed, take a step back and focus on your breathing. You’ll be amazed at how powerful conscious breathing can be for calming and centering the mind. If you’re upset, stop what you’re doing and take a deep breath in and an audible H-A haaaa exhale out.
Do this a few times and notice how you feel. Breathing gives us life, but it also brings us peace and a sense of being in control. Pranayama, or the conscious breathwork, is an incredibly powerful tool for finding peace and putting the mind at ease.
Interested in learning more about Pranayama? Check out Pranayama Explained + 5 Techniques to Get You Started
3. Set an intention every morning
Setting intentions is essential for a healthy, calm mind. By setting an intention, you are giving yourself a purpose and a goal for the day.
Each morning when you wake up, take a moment to reflect on your day ahead – what are some of the things you want to accomplish? Be mindful to not jam pack your to-do list, but instead list a few key priorities that are realistic and don’t worry about the rest.
Going about your day from a place of intention helps you feel calm, in control, productive and less stressed. Set the intention of what you want out of your day: peace, joy, success, gratitude . . . Setting an intention allows you to ease into your day and will put your mind at ease before the day even begins.
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4. Write your thoughts in a journal
Feeling a little frustrated? Maybe a little angry? Write it down. Don’t allow your negative energy to release into the world around you. Instead, write how you are feeling in a journal.
Writing in a journal helps you express yourself, and it always feels better once you get your feelings out. If anything in particular is bothering you, don’t be afraid to write it down – this will help you organize your thoughts.
Likewise, a journal can be used for positive thoughts too! What are some things that make you happy? What are you most grateful for? Focus on your accomplishments and all the good that surrounds you. Having a gratitude journal helps you focus on all positive things in your life – and that’s a powerful way to put your mind at ease!
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5. Fuel your mind and body all day long
It may sound obvious, but eating healthy is crucial for your overall wellbeing. Fresh, wholesome food nourishes our bodies and fuels our brains. Nutritious food gives you energy and helps you feel good throughout the day.
Fuel your body with exercise too – even just 20 minutes of getting your heart rate up can make a huge difference in your overall mind xstate and ability to cope with stress. Fuel your mind with music! Music can change your entire mood! When you feel stressed, play your favorite song and take a moment to enjoy how it makes you feel.
Do things for yourself throughout the day that fill you up and make you feel good. Whether it’s a quick stretch or yoga session, a spontaneous dance party or walk outside, fuel your mind and body with good things, and you will feel good as a result.
You Have the Power to Put Your Mind At Ease Any Time You Feel Stressed
When you focus on putting your mind at ease, you are really focusing on self-care. Self-care is critical to leading a balanced, fulfilling and enjoyable life.
When you practice these simple ways to put your mind at ease, you will create positive energy that surrounds you and fills you up. And remember – the positive energy that emanates from you will fill the lives of the people you surround yourself with every day!
There are so many reasons to take these steps towards managing your stress, living your life empowered, and focusing on self-care. Replace your stress with self-care and put your mind at ease – you deserve it!
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