All though it is paramount to stay realistic & pragmatic during these trying times, it is also very important to stay positive & healthy. Here are 3 tips to help you a long the way.
If in these times you’re ever feeling dark, identifying and giving thanks for the points of brightness in your life can help you get out of this headspace. Consider making a mental list of the things you’re grateful for or keeping a gratitude journal. Another great way to practice gratitude is through an affirmation meditation. Take some time for yourself, just 5 minutes where you sit down and repeat the following to yourself:
- I am so happy & grateful for the life I have.
- I am beyond blessed that I woke up today, many did not have this privilege.
- Thank you for giving me another day to make my life better.
- I am so grateful for all the people I have in my life.
- I am so grateful for this loving, beautiful, healthy body that I have.
- I am grateful for the lessons today thought me, so tomorrow I can be stronger.
"Take a step back today, look at all those beautiful things you have"
"Self care is how to take your power back"
One of my favourite ways to boost my immune system, aid my digestion & overall health is to drink warm water with lemon every morning. You can add turmeric, collagen, any other health booster or just drink it on its own. Warm up some water to room temperature and squeeze in some (organic) lemon. Antonio & I usually slice up a lemon in 6 slices and use a slice each for our morning drink.
Extra tip: if you find the lemon to strong for your teeth, drink it through a (sustainable) straw.
"Sometimes you need to go upside down to see the world from a different perspective"
One of my favourite poses in times of stress & fatigue is Vipariti karani, all though in all honesty this pose feels so good that you don't need any excuse to practice it. If you have your period I would recommend to omit the bolster. Stay here anywhere from 5min to 15min and enjoy :-)
Tip: for extra comfort get someone to put some weight on your feet like the pressure of their arms or a sandbag.
Hope the above tips will help bring some light, positivity and extra health in your life.