Whether you’re running a business, working full-time or going through the many difficulties that life can bring, these techniques can work for anyone. Here’s five little ways to align your senses that make a big difference.
Sounds super simple, but I’m not referring to heading to bed for the night. I’m talking about when the mind is so overwhelmed that your thoughts hardly make sense to you. You’re working on so many different things but aren’t really focusing on any. When everything is falling apart and you’re on the verge of a meltdown, just stop everything. Find a comfortable place where you can close your eyes and take a short nap to refresh the senses.
You’re giving the mind time to slow down, and figure out the best way to move forward after times of mental distress.
2. Essential Oils
Essential oils give off deep aromas that can soothe the mind. You can incorporate these into your bath, take them to the steam room with you, or burn them in the space that you regularly work in. Add some breathing techniques and this method has the ability to calm the mind and allow you to think more clearly.
Some of my favourites that I would recommend is Lavender, Lemon Grass, and Tangerine.
The sensation of water can be calming when you’re feeling stressed. Standing under a warm shower or relaxing in a hot bath does wonders for the mind. The combination of steam and the water against the skin makes it one of the best ways to slow the mind down.
I can’t stress enough how helpful meditation can be. The Headspace app is an good starting point for those unfamiliar with meditation. It provides sessions for almost any situation, including feeling flustered.
You don’t have to use an app to meditate. You can meditate in the bath while breathing in your essential oils, or say some positive affirmations aloud with your eyes. It’s all about finding a way that works for you. A way that you find most effective.
Part of being an author means doing a lot of reading. Not just for inspiration or research, but to get lost in a great story or content. Most booklovers are like this. If you ever feel like your mind is moving too fast, then take a time out and do some reading. Let your imagination calm you down.
These are simple ideas that have worked for me, and are easy to integrate into a busy lifestyle. It’s about being aware that you may be doing too much at once, and taking control of that.
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T K Williams-Nelson