I have had quite a hectic time recently, having to ‘jump’ from one topic to another with fairly tight deadlines and this took its toll. I was quite exhausted and found that I had even forgotten to practice some of my feel good tips!!
So today I decided to walk round Waterstones bookshop and just let my eye ‘wander’ to whatever book caught my eye. Well there was more than one and I sat reading for quite some time. I used to do this and even had to be removed when the bookshop was closing!
The books that caught my eye gave me inspiration and I thought I would share some of the content.
Have you been feeling low? Has work exhausted you? Have you forgotten to take some ‘time out’ for you. I realised that my answers to these questions were ‘yes’ so it was interesting that what I started reading was about health and well-being (and not actually from a ‘well-being’ book!). Here are some tips:-
Take a Walk: you don’t have to walk miles! just go outside, best if it is to a park or outside the city. Being closer to ‘nature’ will make you feel good. This is especially good if the ‘sun’ is out. Close your eyes and turn to face the sun (never look directly at the sun). Feel its warmth spread through you physically and mentally (spiritually).
May the sun high in the air
Give you the strength to dare
May the oceans of your soul
Be healed and make you whole.
Peppermint or camomile tea: make yourself some of this tea, add some honey and stir slowly. Breathe in the wonderful aroma while sipping it slowly – this will help reduce stress and even remove negative thoughts. It can also help you face aggressive people.
Warm milk with honey: before bed make a small cup of this and while drinking it make an affirmation (remember this is a positive statement that is personal and in the present tense) such as ‘I sleep long and well’.
Colour blue: the colour blue is associated with healing and wisdom. It is a cool, calming colour. You don’t need to re-paint your walls blue! You can just have some blue cloth beside you. Of course you might want a ‘blue’ cover or throw. Lie back and relax. Visualise (imagine) you are lying in a favourite place. Use whatever sense suits you – sight, sound, smell, touch, taste.
Lavender: this is the ultimate stress buster and calmer. If you are using essential oil please be careful about how much you use – read instructions carefully or any advice you have been given about its use. The dried form of lavender herb keeps for a long time and makes everything smell nice too. Why not close your eyes and imagine you are lying in the field of lavender!
Have a great May holiday weekend.