How To Relax After A Long Day (Without A Glass Of Wine)

How To Relax After A Long Day (Without A Glass Of Wine)

 

Buzz… BUZZ…

From when the alarm wakes you in the early hours of the morn to that gorgeous moment you finally get to put your tired feet up at night, nothing rests.

Kids, work, relationships and running a home…

While you love your life, does the busyness leave you wired, exhausted and unable to switch off?

I hear this from so many of my clients.

And as the stress builds so, too, does a reliance on coffee, cola, and the sugary foods that provide an albeit temporary shot of energy and an extra roll of fat.

Yes, it can be a rollercoaster.

But if you can’t create downtime, life never looks as rosy and the lean body you’ve been dreaming of?

You’ll likely have a hard time making it a reality.

See…

Chronic high-stress hormones bring with them a wide range of fat accumulating, energy sapping and health limiting changes…

  • Cravings
  • An insatiable appetite for sweet and fatty foods
  • Fatty tissue that moves to and stubbornly sits around your belly
  • Fat cells that morph from baby adipocytes to the fully matured variety
  • A fall in insulin sensitivity

It’s a nightmare…

But still you’re wired so what can you do?

I’m so glad you asked!

There are 3 powerful strategies I use with my clients to help them wind down after a busy day and make counting sheep a thing of the past.

Want to know what they are?

Let’s take a look…

1) Om… Meditation

It’s free, simple to practice and seriously underrated!

Regular meditation calms an active mind, soothes a run down body, and even enhances the connections in your brain so you can build a better life.

In my article, you’ll discover a simple 10-minute breathing meditation that can be performed even after a stress filled day…

When you first begin, you might catch yourself sleeping during this practice (enjoy!) but as you cement your learning this will become a ready source of calm.

2) Time for a hot bath

I love running a hot bath after a crazy day.

Naturally scented soy candles…

A drop of organic essential oil (lavender works well for reducing stress and alleviating insomnia)…

Soft music…

Maybe a good, gentle book.

And while a bath is such a simple practice, the study Physical and Mental Effects of Bathing: A Randomized Intervention Study showed its effect are profound with improvements in “fatigue, stress, pain… and skin condition [as well as] general health, mental health, tension-anxiety, anger-hostility, and depression-dejection.”

3) A relaxing cup of tea

The English may have gotten it right with the belief that a cuppa can fix almost anything.

But rather than black tea, opt for the traditional sedative and relaxant: chamomile.

This herbal remedy has been used therapeutically over millennia for a range of health issues from eczema to tummy upsets, easing the common cold to offering anti-inflammatory properties and when you need to wind down it’s the sedative and anxiolytic activities that work like a charm.

It’s essential that you have proven strategies to calm your mind and relax your body, especially at night.

These three have helped me and my clients and I can’t wait to hear what they do for you.

 

xx Nik

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References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6011066/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283

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