It’s happening…that moment when you lose your calm.
It happens to all of us at some point. The stress of today’s hectic lifestyle mounts, we feel overwhelmed, agitated and we lose our calm.
Whatever it is that takes away our calm, we all know that feeling.
The kids have been crazy, the boss has been piling on the deadlines, someone cut in front of you driving, you get home and there is no toilet paper in the bathroom again—and finally you really do lose your sense of calm.
5 Daily Rituals to Keep Our Calm:
It sounds simple, but it works: Slow down and remember to breathe. The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:
- Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale)
- Imagine all the stress leaving your body with each exhale.
- Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face. Really it works.
Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to. The good thing about breathing is that we can do it no matter where we are!
Meditation is another way to help us to relax. Think of it as exercise for your mind.
Choose a word and then meditate on that word for just five minutes a day. This can help decrease your stress and make you more mindful.
Headspace is an application and blog to help you learn to meditate. They have a great free application to download here. It is a great resource if you have never meditated before, and we love the ones to do on the go!
Speaking of exercising—it is not to just burn off those calories! Making exercise part of our daily routine helps us burn off energy and be mindful of our bodies. It can be as simple as taking a short break during the day to go outside and connect with nature, finding time to put a walk into your routine, or discovering a yoga class that will fit into your schedule.
ClassPass is a fun way to try out different classes that may work for you and is also useful to find classes when you are traveling. We love the flexibility of it. They even have a Newbie option.
Golden Milk Cocoa
Put down your cup of joe. This energizing and cleansing beverage* gets a nutrient kick from coconut oil, turmeric, and adaptogenic ashwagandha. “Long used in Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is said to reduce anxiety and cortisol (the stress hormone) as well as improves your ability to focus,” writes Local Milk blogger Beth Kirby. Drink break, anyone?
Explore the Benefits of Ashwagandha
Try adding the adaptogenic* herb Ashwagandha supplement as part of the daily ritual to support keeping calm and being awesome.
Ashwagandha was used in the ancient Indian system of medicine Ayurveda which is the… You can learn more about the science of Ashwagandha here*. It is said to help alleviate symptoms of stress and fatigue and support an energetic sense of wellbeing.
Vitanova recently launched our KeepCalm Organic Ashwagandha supplement to support daily living to find and keep calm. We believe that success in life should be calm and peaceful. Learn more about our new product here.
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