Just because we might look great on the outside doesn't mean we might not be feeling like we're out of sorts on the inside. As life changes from rapid pace to most of us staying at home for a stretch of time amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to make sure that we stay in shape mentally as well as physically.
Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to keep a peaceful mind and stay in a state of serenity in these unpredictable times.
Practice sitting down and trying to think of nothing for 10 minutes each day -- preferably as a way to start your morning. It will be hard, at first, maybe even impossible to be thoughtless, even just for ten minutes. When you catch yourself thinking, just say, "You're thinking again," then return back to your thoughtless void. Do that as many times as is necessary before the 10-minute alarm dings. You'll start to notice yourself having different conversations with yourself as you become more aware of your thought patterns.
2.) Practice Deep Breathing
Deep breathing has all sorts of health benefits that medical professionals can't quite wrap their heads around. Deep breathing techniques will help you reduce anxiety and even reach a state of natural euphoria. Deep breathing will also help you lower your heart rate.
3.) Stay in a State of Gratitude
Even though things might seem upside down, you can probably count a blessing or two each day just to remind yourself how much better you have it than someone less fortunate than you. It really helps put things into perspective and makes most of the stuff we sweat seem pretty small.
Chiropractic adjustments are also a great way to give your body and mind the recalibration it needs to start oozing positivity on all fronts. Chiropractic treatments help with anxiety, insomnia, and even provide drug-free pain relief. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments can really get the best out of you.