Make time for yourself over the festive season to ditch the stress and relax – whether you have 5, 15 or 30 minutes try out our Soul Space tried and tested solutions:
If you have 5 minutes:
Take a spicy tea break (Tea Pigs have a lovely Spiced Winter Red Tea) add it to hit frothy milk – what better way to warm you down to your toes on a cold, crispy morning?
for a quick calming fix, place one hand on your tummy and the other on your chest, take a deep breath in through your nose, ensuring your diaphragm inflates with enough air to create a stretch in your lungs. Breathe out slowly….Breathe in and count to 4, breathe out to the count of 6.
If you have 15 minutes:
Have a Mindful Shower
• Feel the sensation, temperature, pressure of the water on your skin. Hear the sound as it falls and sprays.
• Observing the droplets splashing on your body, take time to feel your skins texture and colour.
• Deeply inhale the scent of the shower gel as you wash; feel the lather. Notice how you relax under the heat of the water. Keep focused and witness all of these sensations in the present moment.
if you have 30 minutes:
Wrap up warm and take yourself out on a brisk walk to clear your mind, try some of the mindfulness tips outdoors too…feeling the air on your skin, your breath, each step as you lift your feet to walk.