Celebrating life doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be on the go, go, go. Sometimes we’re led to believe that if we’re not doing 5 million things at once, and jumping out of airplanes, then we aren’t embracing and celebrating what life has to offer. However, you can celebrate life to all its amazing-ness by doing the exact opposite – slowing down, listening to your breath and body, calming your mood, and recharging your mind, body, and soul. To me, celebrating life means you are honoring how your body feels. Being on the go all the time, can be stressful and detrimental to your health. Here are three simple tips on how you can reduce stress and reinvigorate sustainable energy for your body and mind:
Movement With Yoga
One good way to reduce the chance of stress in your day is by incorporating light yoga in the morning to wake your body and mind up. For the past few weeks I have been incorporating very short 5-10 minute yoga videos into my morning routine and it has made such a difference with how I feel during the day. On Sunday, I switched it up and went to a Swisse hosted yoga event at the Westfield Century City mall and it was just perfect! There were so many men and women that showed up, before the mall even opened, so that they could start their Sunday off with a quiet energy.
Can you do me a favor? Before reading any further, try closing your eyes, take a deep inhale for 4 seconds and slowly exhale for 6 seconds. Do this 5 more times. How do you feel? Notice how you feel and if your mood or energy feels different! Yoga, to me, isn’t really about fancy acro poses you see on Instagram (though they are cool and inspiring to look at!), yoga for me is being conscious of how my breath and body are connected. That simple breathing technique I learned from one of my yoga instructors has truly helped me when I have felt like tearing out my hair in certain situations!
Take a stress-reduction, energy boosting supplement
Swisse has its own multivitamin that contains adaptogenic herbs that reduce stress, lift mood and energy. How is Swisse different than what you may be taking? Well for starters, because they are an Australian based company, they are regulated much differently than the US. The FDA does not regulate supplements here but supplements are highly regulated by the Australian government – in the way that prescription drugs are regulated here in the US. An extensive amount of research and scientific studies must be done in order for a supplement to go out into the market. I definitely trust this product’s efficacy given all the science behind it! Please note that when taking any supplements you should always consult with a medical professional.
Write in a gratitude journal
If you’ve been following along for a while, you know how important practicing gratitude is for me. I make sure to be as specific as possible with what I’m grateful for because it just gives me additional color and detail to how I’m celebrating my life. If you want further tips on how to start a gratitude journal you can check out my post linked here. Once I write down what I’m grateful for and I have perspective back, the stressful experience I may have been focused on is always a little bit more insignificant 🙂
This post was sponsored by Swisse but all thoughts are 100% my own!
All photos by Lani Ohye