Improve your diet.
Up to 90% of our serotonin (that feel-good hormone) is produced in our gut! So cut out the added sugars, inflammatory oils, and focus on eating whole foods! Like any organ in your body, your brain needs various nutrients to stay healthy. Limit alcohol and highly-caffeinated beverages, and drink 1/2 your body weight of water in ounces, up to 100 ounces!
We only use about 1/3 of our lungs capacity, and practicing breathwork improves our lungs capacity while simultaneously calming our central nervous system. Here is a link to our blog on Breath Work Techniques! https://www.toflwellness.com/2021/10/28/breath-work-for-anxiety-and-stress/
Great to pair up with practicing breathwork!
Talk about your feelings.
Sometimes, we constantly worry about a past or future situation that we dwell over in our minds. Have a conversation with a friend or family member about your feelings and the emotions you are experiencing. Pinpoint what emotion we have and where in the body we feel will help you cope with the situation. Don’t suppress what you can express healthily!
Take a break, and ask for help when you need it!
Have you been cleaning the house for hours, or you’re stuck on something at work? A few minutes of taking a break can help our stress levels. We do not need to be “go, go, go!” 24/7, and we shouldn’t be.
Many people do not take lunches, or eat and work at their desks. Try to step away for 15-30 minutes to focus purely on eating and having a brain break, your mind will be recharged and your belly full! Plus, we don’t digest things as well when we are multitasking. We should focus all of our body’s energy on the meal.
The next part of this last tip is to ask for help when you need it! Delegate tasks to household members, colleagues, and friends when required.