Does the end of the year and holiday season have you feeling stressed? You don’t need a fancy gym or a vacation to a far-away destination to relax. The key is to create mindfulness routines at home to help you feel calm and at peace. Your home should feel like your safe space. It’s not about having the fanciest things but creating a space where you can breathe easily and feel good.
Here are some easy mindfulness exercises that can help you let go of stress while you’re at home.
Take a deep breath by the window.
Find a cozy spot near a window in your home where you can comfortably sit. Spend a few minutes taking deep breaths. As you breathe in and out, watch the world outside. This can help you feel connected and remind you that the world is big and your worries are small.
Notice what’s around you.
Take a moment to sit in your living room and look around. Light your favorite calming candle or touch the soft pillows on your couch. Paying attention to these small things is great for helping you focus on the here and now, not your stress.
Write down happy thoughts.
Turn a section of your dining area into a reflective corner by keeping a gratitude journal nearby. Before or after meals, write down three things that you are grateful for. This can turn a mundane dining table into an altar of gratitude.
Imagine a peaceful place.
Before getting into bed, let your bedroom be the stage for guided visualizations. Whether through a guided meditation or a self-led journey, visualize a place where you’re stress-free and living life at your highest potential. Make this into a nightly routine, and your bedroom will become synonymous with mental escape.
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by Arielle Clay | January 19, 2023
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