10 Ways to Relax Your Mind and Spirit

by Dragon Girl Faith

10 Ways to Relax your Mind and Spirit

Take a walk. The simple act of moving at a leisurely pace clears your head while also serving as good exercise for the heart and body.

Take deep breaths. Deep breathing exercises, such as breathing through your nose and out through your mouth, force you to focus on evenly measured breaths to produce a relaxed state.

Practice mindful meditation. Carve out five to 10 minutes of your day to sit in silence, focus on your breath and stop your mind from wandering.

Go to a yoga class. Yoga poses wake up your body and get your blood flowing while increasing brain function and lowering stress levels.

Take a hot shower or bath. Stress causes muscles to contract, so a hot bath or shower can relieve those systems and encourage the muscles to loosen.

Use guided imagery. Looking at certain images allows you to imagine yourself in a specific setting that helps you feel calm and relaxed.

Write. Some people feel more relaxed and organized after they write about their feelings, such as writing in a journal or keeping a daily planner.

Try aromatherapy. Using aromatic essential oils enhances both physical and emotional health by soothing aches and pains and reducing stress.

Drink green tea. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful benefits on the mind and body.

Spend quality time with family and friends. Whether it's a meal out or a weekend trip, nurturing relationships in your life will also nurture your spirit. 

Faith is a free spirit who prioritizes her personal health and wellness above all else. Her boho-inspired closet includes peaceful colors like turquoise and emerald green as well as eclectic styles such as distressed denim and floral embroidery. Faith's ideal day starts with a cup of organic coffee followed by some light yoga/meditation before a trip to the farmer's market to stock up on her weekly fruits and veggies.