Chlo here. Excited to give you a little insight on things that will change your mental and physical health dramatically for the better. I was brainstorming on what to write about for you all, and frankly I take a lot from my own life…here are a few things that I love to do, and some that I need to work on! I have included links to each of these suggestions; there is so much good information on the topics that I could not include in this post.
Let’s get right to it.
- GROUNDING: Get your bare toes in the (non-treated) grass!! As simple as this sounds, we do not do this enough as a society. Grass-stained feet in the summer should not be and IS NOT limited to kids! Study after study has proven this practice hugely advantageous for heightening our immune systems, and lowering stress levels as well. This article goes into depth on how it affects your body’s electrical currents , and how it partners with your body in fighting illness.
2. COLD SHOWERS: Okay, nobody loves this, but wow the benefits are AHMAZINGG. Cold showers cause your body to work harder to maintain circulation which helps with getting your organ systems up and running—AKA you are more alert and focused and this can aid in weight loss. It will kill any pathogens that are still lingering on your body from the day or your nightly sleep detox.
3. EATING WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS: Dr Caroline Leaf says it best: “If we eat too quickly and with too many distractions (TV, phones, eating on the go) our brains miss the signal from our stomachs that we are full. If you struggle with overeating and bloating after every meal try mindful eating- eat slowly (take 10 chews per bite) and listen to your stomach. Then wait at least 20mins to see if you are still hungry before getting more! Those 20mins will allow your brain to catch up to your stomach.”
4. SLEEP+SLEEP ROUTINE: It can be hard to break up with your tv-time before you sleep, but let me tell ya, even if you just stop watching an hour before you go to bed, the results are incredible. Sleeping better doesn’t just help you physically the next day, but you are mentally more capable, you can store information better; I tend to be more patient and kinder, and just an all around happier person. I cannot emphasize the importance of sleep enough and I really believe that it is so underrated.
Having a routine will help you ease into the night as well, especially if you struggle with nighttime anxiety or waking in the middle of the night. Allowing yourself to gently and patiently process your day, meditating and healing your body, and taking the intentional time for yourself is really a total gamechanger.
Let us know if you have any questions or need any sleep time remedies! I am happy to do a post on that next week if people are interested! Leave a comment below, or drop us a line.
Blessings and be well,