So 2023 is in full swing and you're already feeling a little stressed. You're back at your desk and you're wondering where all of that calm you felt over the holidays has gone... or maybe you never got a chance to wind down and you desperately need to just shut your mind off for a few moments.
These are 3 physical things that you can do today, for free, that will help you to soothe and calm your stresses away.
1. Go for a 30-minute walk
If you can, get outside and go for a brisk 30-minute walk first thing in the morning, this not only helps you wake up naturally because the fresh air and exposure to sunlight will help, but it will also help you to calm your mind and thoughts so you can start the day feeling refreshed. Alternatively, if first thing in the morning isn't an option for you, getting out after work is still a wonderful option, perhaps listen to a podcast on a topic that interests you (but doesn't stress you), or if you're able to go without music or podcasts and just enjoy being outside and let your mind experience the world around you.
2. Stretch for ten minutes a day after you leave your desk
Get your body moving and stretched out after a long day at your desk, you don't have to be a dedicated yogi to enjoy the benefits of a good stretch and it will also help with your back health. When stretching try to create an ambience of peace and relaxation. At Yevee we also use our Tranquility candle to wind down at the end of the day.
3. Commit to a consistent sleep pattern
Getting a good night's sleep is imperative for your physical and mental health, and one of the best things that you can do is commit to a consistent sleep pattern. By ensuring that you follow a consistent pattern you train your brain to naturally wind down at a certain point in the day and to be more awake when that alarm rings in the morning. Over time you might even find that you no longer need an alarm to wake up, which can be quite jarring. If you do use an alarm why not try a natural light one, we swear by this one from Phillips. *we do not earn any commission from this link and this is not a sponsored post.