Ideas of sun-soaked afternoons and relaxation are looming just ahead - it makes the daily grind all the more difficult. Knowing that summer is so close, it's easy to feel stressed or burnt out. We've listed a few tactics to navigate those high stress moments into a place of quiet and much-needed respite.
Take a moment to breathe
Even 5 minutes of stillness can calm your body and mind. Try a breath work session or aromatherapy to help promote relaxation. If you've never done breath work, yoga breathing is a great way to get started. You can create your own Essential Oil blends by combining SR® Naturals with your favorite calming scents like lavender or peppermint.
Get out in the sunlight.
Not only will it help you find calm but it will also boost you mood. Find a trail and take your time - spending time in nature has a natural grounding effect. If it's difficult for you to find time outside, take Vitamin D3 regularly to uplift your mood and support your immune system.*
Change your tune.
Find a calming or uplifting playlist that takes your mind to a peaceful place. If music isn't quite your style, try a motivational podcast or your favorite audiobook to bring comfort.
Fill your cup.
Break your midday grind by treating yourself to a nourishing drink. SR® Golden Milk contains naturally anti-inflammatory ingredients including Turmeric, Ginger and Black Pepper. Served hot or over ice, with each sip you'll start to feel more at ease.
Hold that thought.
Journal or read to give you a moment to get lost in your own world for a bit and shut out the noise. A guided meditation is a great way to start allowing your mind to deter stress and focus on calming energy.
*Statements regarding Sports Research’s dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Written by: Natalie Anzivino