How to Soothe Your Soul: Follow These 7 Easy Simple Ways!
7 Easy Ways to Calm Your Spirit
We confront a variety of problems in our daily lives, and the world might seem a bit wild at times. When difficulty or worry strikes, it’s helpful to know a few fast ways to quiet and soothe your spirit.
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, these easy tactics may help you relax and unwind when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
1. Take a deep breath and let go of whatever stress you may be feeling
Taking a few deep breaths may have profound effects on our mood and state of mind at any given time.
Stress, anxiety, and sadness may all be alleviated by the practice of conscious breathing. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of deliberately breathing, I’ve written a popular essay.
2. Physical contact may be quite therapeutic
Your heart rate will slow down and your blood pressure will drop. Endorphins will rise, and you’ll sleep better.
Your immune system will be strengthened. Even if you’re physically separated, you may still benefit from a little contact. Try stroking your arm, for example.
Slow strokes are used in effleurage massage, which is also known as stroking massage because it has added advantages when applied to areas of the body where there is hair on the skin.
As a reflexologist, I highly recommend massaging your feet with your favorite oil or lotion. These DIY reflexology techniques can help you keep your system balanced and supported.
Another sort of contact that may feel very nourishing is circling your hand clockwise around your chest and placing it on your heart.
If you share a space with others, you will benefit from it (and they may even offer to massage your back!). And absolutely, trees will reciprocate my affection when I embrace them.
Cultivating a grateful attitude may lift our spirits because gratitude has been linked to happiness. Think about things in your life for which you are thankful.
In addition, we might recall pleasant memories or the presence of special people in our lives. Gratitude is a practice that has been shown to boost happiness, according to Brene Brown’s study.
“It’s not thankfulness that makes us happy; it’s gratitude that makes us happy.” (Brene Brown), A gratitude journal, identifying things you’re thankful for throughout the day, expressing thanks to others, saying grace or blessings with family and loved ones are just some of the ways we may cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
4. Spend Time with Nature
Taking a stroll in the woods or along the beach and interacting with nature may be quite beneficial. In any location, there is a piece of nature you can connect with, whether it be the sky, an indoor plant, or the soil under your feet.
“Nature isn’t a miraculous cure, but we may enjoy the advantages of feeling happy and healthier as a consequence of connecting with, spending time in, and appreciating it.” (McRobert).
Keep an open mind and treat everything as if it were the first time you’ve ever seen it.
Walking barefoot is referred to as “earthing” and has been scientifically shown to have several health benefits, including an increase in antioxidants, a decrease in inflammation, and an improvement in the quality of sleep.
So, take off your shoes now!
5. Express Yourself
Let go of the inhibitions that keep you from expressing yourself in the ways that bring you joy. If you’re like me, you tend to procrastinate, so simply get started and don’t make excuses for why you can’t.
Manson believes that action is not merely the result of motivation; it is also the source of motivation. Motivating ourselves and being inspired may be as simple as doing anything.
Make a list of things that offer you pleasure, and then devote some time to doing them.
6. Take Physical and Emotional Care of Yourself
Even if it’s simply lighting a candle, listening to a favorite piece of music, or drinking your favorite cup of tea, make time each day to do something that’s good for you.
Allow yourself to indulge in the things you like and find pleasant without feeling guilty. You have more to contribute to the rest of the world if you love yourself.
Also, if we are feeling down, we may do something kind for someone else, like dropping off some groceries or buying a bouquet of flowers for someone we care about.
7. Be Mindful and Meditate
You may calm your spirit by focusing on the present moment and letting go of any anxieties or fears. Even though it’s a cliché, it’s true that the only time we have is right now.
When I practice mindfulness, I’m able to see that everything is OK right now. In other words, if you find yourself tense or agitated, take a step back and pay attention to what’s going on around you. You may discover that everything is fine.