|10 Things To
Do Right Now To Promote Healing
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you been outside in the past 12-24 hours? Get some fresh air and take a
walk, even if it’s just down the street and back. Can’t walk
right now? Get on your back porch and sit for a while.
a brief mindfulness session by paying attention to your breath, and
nothing else. Be comfortable. Take in a deep breath
your nose and let your belly expand. (Think of a
Then slowly and purposefully exhale out your mouth with a pursed-lip
position, such as when whistling or blowing out a birthday candle, but
slowly and controlled. Thoughts will try to come
mind, and this is normal. Don’t be upset at yourself, just acknowledge
the thoughts, and continue. Can you do this for 4
It’s amazing how effective this can be.
is powerful. Create a playlist of happy or inspiring music and listen
to it! Better yet, get up and dance to it!I
you just need to talk. Call a good friend who always has your
back, or better yet, plan to meet up with them at a coffee
someone isn’t available to talk, the next best thing is writing things
down in a journal. Set a timer for 5 minutes (or don’t!) and
write everything that comes to mind.
and treat yourself. Whether it’s indulging in some favorite chocolate,
taking a bubble bath, or just wearing soft, comfy clothes, you could
use some love right now!
drink some water. It’s astonishing how many of us are dehydrated on a
daily basis! Water will help you combat fatigue and refresh yourself.
Whether it’s a book, a magazine, or poetry, reading will take your mind
to a different place and help get those creative juices flowing.
through old pictures from good times in your life. Try to remember
every little detail from that time and consider writing it down. Relish
in the memories! Sorting through old photos can usually put a smile on
someone. (I am definitely a hugger.) Hugs are such an easy way to
express love and care without having to say a word. And the
benefits to you are undeniable. Hugging increases oxytocin and other
neurotransmitters associated with happiness and pleasure, while
decreasing stress hormones, blood pressure and heart rate. In
short, hugs feel good!!
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