Our minds and our bodies weren’t designed to manage the level of stress which we encounter on a daily basis as we race around to complete our daily errands and work. Without the right attention and nurturing they can begin to slow down and affect our ability to undertake easy tasks. If you feel like your mind and body could do with a bit of rejuvenation, but you just don’t have the time, here are two time-conscious ways to repair your mind and your body.
Your Mind Matters – So Take Care of It
Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? Do you wake up with your mind already racing? These are the key signs of stress, and while they may have become second nature, they are treatable. Either at a nearby studio or simply using a DVD in your lounge room, set aside one hour a week and complete a yoga session. One the face of it, yoga may seem like a physical task, but its physical actions require complete mind control and visualization. With a focus on breathing and concentration, those who participate in yoga not only report a clearer mind but feel they are more in control of their thoughts for days afterward.
Your Body Is What Gets You Places, so Make Sure That It Can
If your car began to struggle or breakdown you would take it to a mechanic; so why should your body be any different? The next time you are running your errands around Milwaukee, make time to benefit from a massage. While you may not have an entire hour for a full body massage, similar to a mechanic and your car, a massage can focus on and repair individual parts of your body in smaller segments. Treat yourself to a 20-minute foot massage using a combination of massage and reflexology to not only bring new life to the very body part which moves you forward but trigger connected reflex points throughout your body to provide additional feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Your mind and your body combine to make up your soul, and it’s important to keep them all healthy. By spending a small amount of time to take care of each, you can increase your overall sense of well being and feel more powerful and able to take on the world.