Let's face it, we live in a world that moves so fast, always trying our best to get from point A to point B to point C all the way to Z without missing a beat!
Sometimes we can find ourselves lost in the day to day hustle and bustle that we forget that this life is actually such a gift! Not only that, but we are meant to ENJOY it!
So here are 3 easy steps you can do at any time during your day to shift you out of the autopilot of the day-to-day:
1) Be where your feet are.
Yep, that's the first step. Recognize where you are by taking in the surroundings around you. If your feet are at your desk, then be fully at your desk. If your feet are in your car, one foot is on the gas and the other is resting on the floor, be fully present on your drive or commute. If you look down and you see your feet are on a sandy beach -- then YAY! Be fully there at the beach. (Summer IS coming up soon you know?)
2) Breathe in for 3 seconds, breathe out for 5 seconds.
Then comes breath. Breath is our innate reminder that we are alive and well. And even if we don't feel well, we are ALIVE and we can shift out of a negative thought pattern by breathing with gratitude for all that we DO have.
Let's try it. Take a deep breath in for 3 seconds... now breathe out for 5 seconds. As you're breathing, let just one thing you're grateful for come to your mind. Before you know it you'll be listening off a grocery list of all that you are grateful for.
Feeling less stressed yet? Good.
(P.s. if you're having a hard time breathing with seasonal allergies in Florida right now, come try out our salt booth for decongestion, reduce inflammation and start breathing better!)
3) Get into your body.
We aren't all blessed with the ability to be at the gym, or exercise class or even in a massage for an hour EVERY day... (ok, maybe some of you are and we love that for you!) but even just 10-30 minutes of either physical activity, relaxation through gentle stretches or a 30 min massage can boost serotonin levels and increase overall feelings of wellbeing.
The best part about Heal., is that here we have something for everyone's schedule. Whether you are an on the go as a ceo, a stay at home mom, a student, or just a regular ol' Joe -- we have 30 minute massages, a chair massage, salt booth, sound healing and SO much more that you can enjoy in the time that you DO have.
Because we all DO have the time...
We hope this helped you relieve stress in these 3 easy steps and if you are looking for a place to kick back, unwind and be present... you can find all the self-care in Altamonte Springs here at Heal.
We serve Orlando, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Oviedo, Casselberry, Longwood, Sanford & Apopka.
We hope to see you in here soon!