When you feel like you’ve got too much to do, you don’t have time to spend hours meditating, master tough yoga poses or get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.
But there are still key things that can boost your health and happiness, when you’re short of time.
Here are my top three rituals:
- Meditate – even if it is just for three minutes a day, do it daily. There are some great apps you can get on your phone such as Buddhist meditation, Headspace and Buddhify. I also use YouTube either during the day, or a guided meditation as I fall asleep. Meditation helps you get rid of stress, anxiety and depression. It helps you sleep better and live longer. It also teaches you to live in the moment and be happier. Here are my very own short meditations just for you.
- Move – if you don’t enjoy ‘exercise’ you will enjoy moving your body in some way. I love walking, swimming and yoga as they help me maintain my fitness levels without wrecking my joints. Move every day and try to get stronger and more flexible with it. Exercise helps your body and your mind.
- Love and laugh – a cuddle and a giggle can really solve most things. Deep down we all want to be loved more. I went through a really tough time with the behaviour of my eldest. He became more and more aggressive, no matter what we did. I started to remind him every single day how much I loved him and made an effort to cuddle him at least once an hour and his anger and aggression melted away almost instantly. When you start to love yourself you begin to treat your body better and your confidence improves. Cuddle your family and friends and your relationships will improve. If you laugh every day by taking time out to play, have quality ‘me time’ or watch a favourite comedy, you’ll melt away your stress and produce more happy hormones.
So, now it’s your turn. What are you going to try to do this week? I’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below or on social media.