A walk along the beach is so relaxing. There’s something peaceful about being near the sea, listening to the swishing sound of that ocean, as your bare feet glides through those ripples. You can feel a sense of calm and connection to this beautiful environment, as you dip your toes into that water, feeling the smooth sand sinking under your grounded feet, being mindful throughout and soaking up that peaceful scene.
Its tough when you’re feeling anxious and trying to stay motivated and relaxed during a global pandemic. Throughout lockdown, I found going for a brisk 20 minute walk outside and connecting with nature helped to clear my mind and reconnect with myself. Also being a mum, its important to have a bit of ‘you’ time, refreshing the mind and to relax if feeling overwhelmed in lockdown.
Relaxation exercises are helpful if you are having trouble relaxing or sleeping. I’ve been practicing vizualization exercises throughout this pandemic on occasions where I struggle to fall asleep at night. Helping me to focus and relax while taking deep breaths throughout.
The following technique, can help anytime when you’re feeling stressed. it can be very beneficial, especially after a busy day!
- Close your eyes
- Inhale deeply for 3 seconds
- Exhale for 4 seconds
- Visualize the soothing swishing ocean and the scene of that calming beach
- Repeat, inhaling for 3 seconds and exhaling for 4 seconds
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