3. Take Naps Or Mini Sleeps
Sleep is fantastic for the body and essential for the well being of the mind. When you feel tired, and you are able to (yes I hear all you new Mums say “yer right!”) try to get some down time to let your body sleep.
Also be protective of your sleep.
A few late nights won’t hurt, but try to be regular with you sleep patterns so your body gets enough downtime to repair and recuperate.
4. Give Up Control
Try not to blame yourself for things that outside of your control.
Some of us take responsibility for things that really aren’t ours.
5. Let Go Of Toxic Relationships
Yes, always good to try to fix things, but really, if the other person is just making us sad, upset and the relationship is basically unhealthy
6. Listen To Music
Got some favourite calming music? You have to pick the pieces. What did you love as a child? You might consider instrumental if lyrics rev you up too much. Save that for another time.
7. Get Into The Right Setting
Beach? Woods? A café? Know your deceleration setting.
If you can’t get there now, plan for later. Dreaming, drawing and writing about this place keeps it real and reachable.
Take a walk in a park. Hide in a quiet corner for Ten Mindful Minutes (Goldie Hawn wrote a great book by this name.)
One of the best ways to relieve stress, this will reduce the anxiety in your body and mind as well as cortisol, the hormone the body produces when it is stressed. Take an hours holiday on a massage table and your body will love you for it.