• 10 Ways To Nourish Your Soul

    It’s easy to lose track of time, health, and well-being because we’re so caught up in this seemingly never-ending rat maze. We don’t know how to slow down long enough to enjoy being alive.

    Even relaxing weekends and leisurely getaways are becoming increasingly more difficult to achieve or just, well, blah.

    The good news is that you’re not alone. Studies show that nearly 70% of employees feel disengaged in their workplace. And over 50% of young adults report a lack of motivation at work and in life.

    While these numbers seem grim, the silver lining is that there are things you can do to bring that sense of inspiration and contentment back into your life.

    If you’re looking for a good place to start, this is it!

    To help increase your well-being and nourish your soul, we rounded up these 10 easy things you can do daily. Look through them and see which inspires you to take that first step and get started.

    Slowly but surely, you’ll notice that everything on this checklist can make your life a little less complicated and make you enjoy living it much more!

    1. Set Aside Time Each Day to Meditate

    Nothing beats meditation when seeking nourishment for the soul, mind, and body. Focusing on breathing as you clear your mind has enhanced memory, sleep, and creativity.

    Start with just five minutes each day, then gradually increase. The more time you meditate, the more fulfilled and content you’ll feel.

    2. Take a Bath

    People have known the health benefits of baths for centuries, especially if you add certain ingredients to the water that make you feel rejuvenated and restored. Medical experts often recommend adding salt, ginger, oatmeal, lavender, coconut oil, and more. One recipe calls for mixing mustard seed powder, baking soda, Epsom salt, and essential oil. Then, add it to your bath water to replenish your body’s magnesium supply and help boost your overall well-being.

    3. Read More

    Nowadays, we have tons of reading options to choose from. You can buy, rent, or borrow books. They come in many forms: paperback, hardback, audio, and screen-friendly files.

    Yet, no matter the type of book you’re reading, you can almost always guarantee that you’ll learn something new and engage your brain in some hypothetical situations. Plus, it’ll make you forget about the day’s troubles for a while, which is excellent for your mental and emotional health.

    4. Volunteer

    Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to see how other people live. By helping them, you feel a sense of gratitude for everything you have in your life. Plus, you feel good about yourself and help make their lives easier.

    5. Smile More Often

    There are plenty of opportunities to smile here or there during the day. You can smile at that stranger who holds the door for you at the supermarket or the neighbor you meet on your way to work.

    Putting a smile on your face is enough to send some happy hormones coursing through your veins. So, make it a point to smile more.

    6. Listen to Music

    We enjoy different kinds of music at different stages of our lives.

    You’ll notice that sometimes you’re in the mood for something upbeat and festive. Other times, you want to enjoy the comfort and peace of listening to something calming and ethereal, like classical music or jazz.

    Whether listening to it sitting down or dancing, music lets you eliminate stress while spreading positive energy throughout your body.

    7. Spend Time Outdoors

    Do you live near a beach? Then, enjoy an hour or two, feeling the sand on your feet and the spray of the crashing surf on your face.

    You can also get the same effect by spending as little as 5–10 minutes outdoors. Take a walk, cycle, hike, or garden. Or find a peaceful spot and enjoy the moment.

    The air smells fresh and clean, and it is a sure way to lift your mood. However, studies show that daily exposure to adequate lighting is necessary to maintain physical and mental health.

    8. Enjoy the Art Scene

    Whether you visit local museums, view online collections, or paint something at home doesn’t matter. According to one study by the University College London, art makes you feel satisfied and excited.

    You can always tell when a piece of artwork appeals to your senses, even if you’re unsure exactly why.

    9. Declutter

    Seeing your dresser, kitchen counter, or desk in utter disarray is enough to put a damper on anyone’s mood. It’s a constant reminder of yet another thing that needs to be done and that we keep putting off.

    Yet, decluttering doesn’t have to be exhaustive or anything too drastic. All you have to do is give yourself the illusion that everything is in order. The quickest way to do that is to straighten up things into neat piles, throw out some items, and dust off the surfaces.

    10. Indulge in Aromatherapy

    The result is the same whether you go outside and smell the roses or use a few drops from a bottle of your favorite essential oil. Science tells us that our brain releases feel-good chemicals when we smell something we like. We also take long, deep breaths when we like a certain scent or aroma. And just the act of breathing deeply is enough to lower stress levels.  Thus, you start to feel relaxed and more in control. We provide complimentary essential oil samples from YoungLiving, https://www.myyl.com/core3tx

    We’d love to send some your way!