Health| Finding Balance

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How do we achieve balance in our lives when we barely have time to catch our breath? The answer may be easier than you think, and it has to do with honoring your body and taking time to relax and unwind. When the chaos that is life hits, make sure you’re prepared by being the best YOU you can be at all times.

Here Are Some Tips for Success:

  1. Prioritize the Basics

Oftentimes, when we feel overwhelmed, there are a few basic things we’re lacking that can be easily addressed. Ask yourself, “Am I hydrated? When was the last time I went outside just for enjoyment? Have I eaten healthy food today?” It is the basic things that keep us grounded. Take a deep breath, release the tension in your forehead, jaw, and shoulders, and take care of life’s most-basic necessities first. You’ll find that when you take time to check-in with yourself, the most daunting tasks will seem approachable.

  1. Set Yourself Up for Success

If you know you are going to be busy all day, take a moment to fill up a large reusable water bottle, toss a few healthy snacks in a bag, and prepare anything else you might need. If you can do this the night before your big day, even better. If you work in an office setting, you know how hungry you can get. Instead of filling up on fast food or junk, make it a point to stock up on a few key healthy snacks on your next grocery trip. The next time you’re craving something sweet around your mid-afternoon slump, reach for a piece of fruit instead of something that will leave you feeling worse than before.

  1. Take Time to Unwind

Working all day can take a toll on your body. Taking a few moments out of your day to do some light stretches or breathing exercises help tremendously with your longevity. If you’re still having pain in your shoulders, check out this tutorial for relieving stiffness. Feeling the pain in your low back? Try this tutorial for relieving tension. One of the best remedies for a long day is a relaxing bath. Lucky for you, we’ve already created a recipe for making your own bath salts!

  1. Bedtime

Yes, even adults need to have a bedtime! The body runs optimally when its had enough time to recharge and reenergize. It helps to have a certain routine when going to bed to let the body know it’s time to unwind. Putting on pajamas, limiting screen time, and potentially using some calming essential oils, like Lavender or Ylang Ylang, will help set you up for success when your head hits the pillow.

  1. Set Aside Time for Yourself

With the constant hustle and bustle of life, sometimes just setting aside an hour or so for yourself can seem like a dream. Whether you take the time to meditate, hit the gym, garden, or book a massage, you’ll thank yourself for time well-spent. Remember, when you book a massage with us, all we need is the space. We’ll bring everything we need to make sure your time is as stress-free and peaceful as possible. Give us a call for some relaxation today, you deserve it!