Life can sometimes make you feel like you’re going 100 miles an hour. When your mind and body are working overtime, you’ll soon find yourself close to burning out before you know it. With a busy schedule, work commitments, a social life and other responsibilities to cram in, it’s easy to stretch yourself too thin. But before you crash and burn, take a moment to reboot and have a mental reset – even if for just five minutes a day – and see how much better you feel for it almost instantly. Below are five easy ways to have a mental reset.
Have A Bath
Take a hot bath to wash away the mental stresses of the day. This mental reboot is the perfect way to unwind before bed and mentally prepare for rest, as the hot water relaxes the muscles, lowers your blood pressure and can improve blood sugar control. You can go one step further and set up relaxing music and soothing candles for more Zen vibes!
Have A Massage
If you need to properly take a moment to de-stress and have some time to yourself, then look into holistic therapy. This can be as simple as a relaxing body massage to recharge and refocus, in a calming and cozy environment. Heaven and Earth Massage provide a number of treatments to help you release all your tension and worries from your hectic week. Take a moment to treat yourself, mentally reset, and you’ll find yourself feeling ready to take anything on.
Take A Stroll
Taking a walk in nature is a great way to mentally unwind. It doesn’t matter if it is only for half an hour; spending some time away from stresses and responsibilities can help us re-engage with ourselves to actively manage anxiety and stress. Rather than focusing on everyday worries, rather enjoy the nature around you and get your blood pumping at the same time. If your brain is on overdrive at the moment, then get your mental energy back into gear by giving yourself some time to detach from these stresses and focus on being outside and at one with nature. A recent study found that taking nature walks can be associated with many mental health benefits, grab your boots and get walking.
Listen To Music
Listening to music or a podcast is a really simple and effective way to take some time to yourself, no matter where you are. You can listen with headphones or in the car on the way to work, while your cooking dinner, or just before bed. Music can help you sleep better, particularly if you stick on a relaxing playlist just before settling down. On the other hand, music can also lift your mood instantly and help to get you motivated should you be in a mental slump.
Read A Book
Keeping a book on the go is a great way to have some quality me-time without having to leave the house or make too much effort. Keep the book in your bag, in your car or by your bed, and try to spend at least a small part of your day getting lost in its pages to forget the stress the day has brought. Reading a book can also give our eyes a break from blue screens, which is particularly important before bed.