Meditate It’s no secret that meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety! Just 5 minutes in the morning and evening does wonders to boost the mood- almost like you’re creating a “mini retreat”. SEE ALSO: Quiz: What’s Your Aura Color? Take a Nap Sometimes if your head is really cloudy with worries, it’s best to try and take a nap. This gives the mind a break, and allows you to let go- at least for a period of time- anything that’s bothering you. Deep Breaths Taking slow, deep breaths can go a long way to calming the nervous system and bringing a sense of relief to the mind. That’s because it helps to lower blood pressure and the heart rate, creating a sense of relaxation. Energizing Relaxation Starting with the feet, progressively tense and relax each muscle group until you reach the top of the head. This helps to release excess tension. Visualize Think of something that makes you happy. It can be a life goal, or just a place that makes you happy. In vivid detail, visualize every nuance- creating the most accurate picture you can of the event. Mini daydreams like these can be instant mood boosters! Get Outside Go on a hike, play some sports, bike, or go to the beach- do anything to get out and get active. You’ll find that the great outdoors uplift you and make you feel calmer. Connecting to nature has the ability to make us feel more grounded and open towards the universe’s potential. Exercise Any exercise, and particularly yoga, has a restorative effect on the body. Exercising literally floods the body with feel-good hormones, creating a relaxed disposition. Not only that, but it keeps you healthy! Feeling good about yourself is a huge confidence booster. Aromatherapy Smelling essential oils, such as lavender, rose, or tea tree, has been clinically proven to help regulate bad moods emotions. That’s because the aroma enters the blood stream via the lungs, and our sense of small is connected to the emotions in the brain. Pretty neat, huh? Whenever you’re feeling down, get some oils and take a whiff!

8 Ways To Find Calmness In Less Than 5 Minutes

Meditate

It’s no secret that meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety!

Just 5 minutes in the morning and evening does wonders to boost the mood- almost like you’re creating a “mini retreat”.

Take a Nap

Sometimes if your head is really cloudy with worries, it’s best to try and take a nap.

This gives the mind a break, and allows you to let go- at least for a period of time- anything that’s bothering you.

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