Calming rituals are an essential part of finding inner balance and promote self care. Work and life can be daunting and often draining. When life’s ebbs and flows leave you feeling frazzled and exhausted, it can be overwhelming to figure out ways to unwind. Here are some healthy habits to get into if you are looking to calm down your mind.

Disconnect

The world of social media can often make us feel like we are drowning. Sitting in front of technology all day can be draining. Taking off a few hours to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature is a great way to stabilize your mind and center yourself. Social media is always buzzing with trending news, viral moments and drama, and this can lead to a scattered mind. Disconnecting is a great way to regroup.

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Play Zen Music

There are numerous apps and zen music online that work wonders on calming the nerve and soothing the mind. Tuning in to soft, peaceful music daily, or playing it on your phone overnight can help you to wake up feeling refreshed, harmonized and ready to take on the day.

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Photo Credit: Ylanite Koppens

Be Still

Meditation is always an effective way to center your mind and refresh your aura. Meditation can do great things for your wellbeing and health. Taking time in to refocusing your attention on something calming can help you feel empowered and balanced.

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Photo Credit: Ekaterina Bolovtsova

Have a Routine

The human mind loves to have a consistent routine. Whether it is making a hot cup of tea in the morning or taking a bath, a routine is a great to energize yourself and feel a sense of control and organization of your day.

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Do Something You Love

If you have a passion, investing some time to do it is a great way to build your confidence and feel relaxed. Hobbies have a powerful way of helping us renew our passion and hope in life again.

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Be Outside

It’s the season of being outside, and although the pandemic put a hitch in things, more people are spending time outside. There is something refreshing about being in nature, even if it is for a few minutes in a day. The air, the sun and the overall environment can feel liberating and soothing.

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Photo Credit: David Kuko

Connect with family and friends

We all need human connection, and making the time to connect with genuine people who really love and support us is important. Making time to reconnect with loved ones is a good way to feel like we are a part of something bigger than ourselves.

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Photo Credit: August de Richelieu
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