This post is sponsored by Nature Made, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
We all seek balance in our daily lives. Achieving this can be difficult due to family priorities, work stress, and the world around us. It’s hard not to focus on the external world, and as a result our minds may spin out of control.
No matter who you are, you can always carve out moments in life to connect to your deepest self, which in turn can help to cultivate a sense of balance and inner peace even when the world is twirling around you. Below are 4 ways to reset and align to your true nature.
1. Stop Rushing: Stop Rushing: Like you, I’m always on the move and making every effort to complete daily tasks. Externally, we are processing information really quickly, eating on-the-go, and checking our phones for what’s next. This type of energy can create anxiety and panic, then manifest into stress. I suggest giving yourself a few moments every day slow down and move through life with mindfulness. Try stepping away from your desk and move your body in between conference calls, eat lunch in the park, or take a 5-minute walk just because. When life is super hectic, I often take Nature Made’s Stress Relief Gummies and then move my body. The Stress Relief Gummies are a delicious and fast-acting blend of L-theanine to help me manage stress in the moment, and includes Chamomile.†
2. Switch off: YES, turn off your phone and enjoy the present moment. Truly allow yourself the luxury of being in the now. About a year ago, I set my phone to “do not disturb.” Every night at 9pm my phone automatically shifts into silence, and this gives me the opportunity to relax and fully enjoy a good book, journaling or movie night with my dog Sebastian.
3. Be Still and Breathe: We all know some of the major benefits of meditation include improving focus, reducing anxiety, stimulating creativity, and supporting overall emotional balance. However, many people say it’s impossible to meditate because they can’t stop thinking, or they can’t sit still. Instead of setting yourself up for failure, start with 1-3 minutes of meditation every day for a few weeks. After that, slowly increase the time and BOOM… you are meditating. When my mind is spinning out of control, I sometimes mix Nature Made’s Calm Mind & Body™ in a glass of water and drink it before I begin my meditation. It’s a delicious drink mix that combines clinically proven ashwagandha to reduce stress, and magnesium to help relax the body†.
4. Go to Bed: Sleep is crucial to remaining healthy and balanced. We need about 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep each night. Although it can be hard to fall asleep and stay asleep, I often use strategies to help. If I’m home and have a busy week, I periodically do gentle stretches in bed followed by one Nature Made Sleep Longer™ tablet. This 100% drug-free, naturally acting sleep aid combines Melatonin with Nature Made’s proprietary blend of GABA and L-Theanine to help me calm my mind, fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer—all in one tablet.‡† While traveling, I occasionally use Nature Made’s Back to Sleep™ fast-dissolve tablets and keep the bottle right by my bedside. This 100% drug-free sleep aid combines Melatonin, L-theanine, and GABA to help me relax and quickly fall back to sleep when I’m in a different environment.
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