Here are our top three mental wellbeing tips!
Our mind can be our best friend or worst enemy, apparently everyone has over 6,000 thoughts each day. It is no wonder you feel tired at the end of the day!
This is why it is wise to have a break in transmission and silence the mind. Invest 20 minutes each day meditating. Break the chain and give your mind a little down time each day for clarity of thought.
Mental stress, anxiety and depression are signs that the mind is continually switched on.
To intervene early, why not start tapping?
Tapping is a natural process for relieving stress and anxiety by gently tapping on various acupressure points on your body with your fingers. As you tap verbalise a positive mantra to let go of tension and anxiety. The acupressure points are shown on diagrams on the app. Tapping is scientifically proven and is used by many therapists worldwide.
Breathing, an underrated skillset
We all take breathing as a given, when young, air naturally flows deep into the body. As we age tension sets in and breathing becomes shallow.
Here are a couple of breathing routines to activate calm.
Routine 1: Inhale through the nose and smell the flowers. Hold for the count of three and blow out the candles, hold for the count of three and repeat the procedure, make it rhymical and complete six breaths.
Routine 2: Imagine a box shape, inhale through the nose across the top of the box to the count of six. Hold the breath for the count of six down the side of the box. Exhale for the count of six across the bottom of the box and hold the breath for a count of six up the side of the box. Complete the procedure six times.