Many of us lead very active and stressful lives, whether that is because of our situation at home or work, or simply because we are so used to running around after everyone else. High levels of stress and lack of “YOU” time can lead to many illnesses and avoidable ailments. Simple colds or flu are examples of ailments which can exacerbated by stress.
Living a life of hustle and bustle takes its toll on our own physical and mental body, as well on our relationships with others. When we are tired and irritated we tend to snap and say things we sometimes regret. Of course, this often follows with another burst of energy, blaming ourselves for the outburst.
It is a vicious circle, but there are some very simple things we can do to change this balance. One of these things is reconnecting with nature. Whilst some may find many reasons not to, the positive benefits will only make you wonder why you never tried before.
Take a look at your daily activities, and take a look at what is really essential and what is not. For example you may go for a jog each day as part of a fitness regime. What are the real benefits to jogging? There are many that say we become lost through jogging. Some joggers are setting a target each time, to beat the previous time or to exceed the mileage we jog.
Our ears are full of our favorite tunes or mentor, and we proceed on our chosen jogging route. We pass others each day who are also burning the calories for whatever reason. Our heads are down, and we are not necessarily paying attention to what is actually going on around us in our surroundings.
Think about changing a daily jog for a day of something different, to reconnect with your surroundings and nature. Find a local park or open space that has trees, a lake (or ponds), swings and other attractions, and simply walk. You may still have your music playing in your ears, but we would suggest this is replaced with listening to the nature around you.
Lose Yourself in Yourself
Lose yourself in the sounds of the birds chirping, the kids playing, the laughter of others and the noise of the wind blowing through the trees. You may also wish to be a little more adventurous and take a good book and blanket with you, to actually sit down and get lost in a book, surrounded by nature.
The energy within you will be connected with Mother Nature and allow your whole personal energies to be recharged. You will not be exhausted from jogging, you will gain only positive energy and emotions from your experience, which can be far more relaxing and satisfying than from running every day.
You may also find others doing the same, and this is an opportunity to interact with them, and expand your social interaction with those who also take the benefit from nature each and every day.
Your Own Personal Space
Set aside an area in your own home that is just yours. Arrange the furniture how you wish to, or even buy some new furniture that is comfortable. Sitting and meditating is wonderful for the soul and psyche. Again, you are taking time away from your hustle and bustle to recharge your own energy levels. Spoiling yourself to an hour a day of your own time will enhance your energy is so many ways, and you will notice an incredible difference in your mindset within a few days.
Changing Habits for the Better
Our lives have become so routine and habitual. This does affect our overall conscious thought process and how we live each day. There are many ways in which you can improve the quality of life, reduce illness and enjoy a feeling of self-love that you have never enjoyed before.
Adding fresh fruit smoothies or juices to your diet is a perfect way to introduce natural ingredients into your diet and boost your immune system. These types of nutrition can provide the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals our body’s need.
Investing in a NutriBullet will not only save you time and money over the years at juice bars or buying smoothies from a shop, but will also allow you to become far more creative in the kitchen. These amazing gadgets are so versatile they can be used in a whole host of ways that will mean you can enjoy healthy, highly nutritional drinks in the comfort of your own home.
Start making your own juices and smoothies today and begin to feel the difference to your energy and wellbeing within a few days.