You try to eat well. You get as much sleep as you can at night. You exercise by chasing the rugrats around 10 hours a day.
You get as much sleep as you can.
You exercise by chasing the rugrats around 10 hours a day.
But you can still feel the anxiety levels peaking!
Perhaps try these simple steps to stress less and add mojo to your mood bank.
- Be at one with your inner child.
Go outside and jump on the trampoline. Invite the kids along if you must and don’t forget to go to the loo beforehand. Not only are you getting all fun and childlike, to your kids you completely rock!
Maybe jump on the colouring in fad? I have only just given this a go (I trampoline all the time) and I find it helps clear my mind. I haven’t yet finished this piece but that isn’t what it is about. It is about the mindful moment, isn’t it. Surely I can’t be the slowest colour-in-er-er ever!
I can't believe I am actually colouring in. This guy sits on my bench and I keep coming back to him. At this rate I will finish in September. Once I got past not doing anything else but colouring it actually has become a little addictive #colouringbook #colouringin #somanyotherthingsicouldbedoing #wastedtime #kindafun
2. Change up your wardrobe.
As much as a shopping spree would be a brilliant mood booster, I am not encouraging you to abuse your credit card.
Studies have shown that certain colours affect us psychologically and emotionally, so try changing up the colours you wear to those that are calmer and restful like greens and blues.
I wear black. A lot of black with denim. Changing me away from this is a huge effort but a big aqua necklace or even some special earrings that have meaning can help adjust my mindset.
3. Lust for laughs.
Throw on a movie you know gets you going or check out the comedy section on Netflix for something new.
A good laugh will drop your heart rate and is a sure way to make you feel calmer.
Laughing is contagious so even a family movie that will get the kids laughing will have the same effect when it is passed onto you.
4. Everyone needs music, sweet music.
Music can change my mood in an instant. Sometimes I can forget the effect it has over me and when I get back into the habit of putting on a playlist of an afternoon I kick myself for missing out on the evening vibe in the past. Everyone needs music.
Everyone needs music.
What type of music relaxes us varies from person to person. I can be calmed by most music. You may prefer just soul or jazz or need the sound of waves to chill. Each of us has a different groove, you just need to find yours.
5. Walk on.
I know I mentioned exercise above but I sometimes need the reminder to get out of the house and just walk.
There are some bonus calm points here, how you walk is important!
Pop on those runners. Going out with thongs on will have you dragging your feet.
Good posture can help us feel stronger and more energised. Stand tall with your core engaged, relax your shoulders. If you are pushing a pram keep your hips close to the handle and adjust the height so that your elbows are at around 90 degrees.
What other things do you do to stress less?
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