It’s As Important As Brushing Your Teeth
When it comes to Getting Calm the ResetWell way, the most important thing is making it part of your daily routine. In order to feel more resilient, you need to set yourself up for success and this starts with creating and maintaining your daily rituals.
We all have things we do daily, showering in the morning before work, going for a jog or washing our faces and brushing our teeth.
When it comes to setting the stage for Getting Calm, it’s important to remember the connection between health and stress. The more you can fill your tank and build up your reserves, the better you can handle the stresses in life.
Everyone feels stress but we all feel it in different ways. It is so important to incorporate a daily ritual that helps you not just alleviate stress but also build your resilience to the negative health effects of it.
Huge health benefits can be achieved with as little as 10-20 minutes in the morning and before bed with meditation, visualization, qi gong or just some simple breath work. Guided videos and tutorials are all part of the ResetWell Program, Get Calm section.
Whatever it is, make it part your daily routine so it becomes just as normal and important as brushing your teeth. If possible, try to create the space and quiet you need to take these moments for yourself. Find a quiet space that relaxes you instead of somewhere where the kids are yelling or you’re feeling rushed.
Incorporating these morning routines might mean you need to get up a little earlier or make some sort of arrangement, but trust us, it’s worth it!
If you don’t already have a daily practice, you can start with five minutes of quiet and deep breathing in the morning and five minutes before bed. Put your hand on your heart, one on your belly and take a deep breath through your nose, make a hissing sound at the back of your throat and breathe like the ocean waves. This is called ujjayi breath and is used in many yoga practices as a way to calm and centre your body. Give it a try!
It's All About The Skin
One of the most common places people experience stress symptoms is through the skin. In fact, the skin is the largest organ of elimination and if the body has a large toxic burden combined with high levels of stress hormones (no consistent stress management routine in place), the skin will bear the brunt of it and skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema and acne will develop.
Most people living today are over-stimulated, dehydrated, malnourished and just plain tired. This leads to depleted, inflamed systems, accelerated ageing, poor skin function and impaired immune function. With that said, you can start to overcome this on your path to Getting Calm.
There are many tools, foods, superfoods and teas that will help you overcome these imbalances and foster inner health and outer radiance.
Reducing stress is the first step and will put your system and hormones into a state that allows for further healing from other sources.
When it comes to clear skin and your health, it’s what we do daily that counts. This includes self-care, skin care rituals, food, peaceful spaces for quiet time, enough sleep, limiting exposure to screens, toxins and inflammatory food and drinks.
With consistency, you’ll witness a true transformation.
Sleep Well To Get Calm
We all know we’re supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night for optimal health - that doesn’t mean we get it though!
Life can be busy; you’ve got to get the kids to bed, you must watch the latest Games of Thrones and of course, you forgot to do laundry or send that email; next thing you know it’s 1 a.m. and you have to be up again at 7 a.m.
But what if it didn’t have to be this way?
One way to get more sleep at night is simply by managing your time better during the day. Sure, sounds easier said than done but it’s possible!
Our suggestion is to create daily task lists that include what absolutely has to be done that day and what can be done later in the week. We also highly suggest you commit to putting away your phone and other screens and focus on important tasks or just downtime for an hour or two each day (or whole days if you have the luxury). Whether it’s household chores, making a healthy dinner without distractions or spending family time, it’s all time that is better spent not in front of our phones.
At the end of the night, you can reward yourself with more time before bed to read, extend your Get Calm ritual and of course the ultimate goal, more sleep. It’s important to listen to what our bodies are telling us and you would be surprised how many of your ailments are directly related to not enough sleep.
Most people report feeling so much more alive and productive when they’ve had a good, deep sleep.
Tips for getting a good night sleep include:
- Establish a calming bedtime ritual: turn off electronics two hours before bed, drink a cup of calming tea (sleepytime or lavender, passionflower, chamomile), put your mind to rest and do some calming breath work (evening meditation). Time to get into your body and out of your head.
- Make sure the room is dark. This increases melatonin production, which allows for a deeper sleep.
- If there is something worrying you and keeping your mind racing, put it on paper and leave it there until the morning.
- Use the F.flux app to reduce exposure to blue light. This will help your pituitary gland produce more melatonin and reduce sleeplessness.
- Identify your sleep blocks.
Is your room dark enough?
Do you have something on your mind that is stressful?
Is your bed comfortable?
Is your room quiet?
Perform your checklist and fix the things that are stopping you from getting a good night’s rest.