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Hi, BlogClan, and welcome to this week’s edition of Happy Mail 🙂 Take a seat, relax, and peruse what I hope will benefit you and brighten your day 💛
This week’s shipment of Happy Mail is all about relaxation and mindfulness, because we all need to take time to care for ourselves and our mental health. With school, work, and other commitments taking up so much of our lives, sometimes we forget to take a step back and breathe. This week, I’ve pulled together some tips and tricks to help you destress and relax.
Most of us have dealt with stress and anxiety. Whether it be studying for a test, or trying to get a piece of art or writing perfect, we all experience extreme stress at one point or another. Yes, stress is unavoidable, but there are ways to help you get away from that stress and reconnect with yourself to create an overall calmer state of mind 🙂
I’m going to tell you about mindfulness. Mindfulness is “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” Sounds cool, right? Just like with anything else, the more you practice mindfulness, the better you get at it. It helps you take a step back from everything going on around you and just be.
One of the main steps to achieving mindfulness is being present and aware. Just by focusing on your breathing, or feeling the air around you, or listening to birds chirping, you’re practicing mindfulness. It helps you reacquaint yourself with the world, as if you’re seeing it for the first time. The best thing about mindfulness is that you can do it at any time. Whenever you’re feeling stressed, overworked, or anxious, stop for a second and count your breaths. Use your senses to analyze the world around you. Ask yourself why you’re feeling what you’re feeling and then let those emotions roll by.
I implore you to take some time and try some mindfulness and meditation exercises. They may seem strange at first, but you’ll find that they help you achieve a deeper awareness of yourself and of things around you. Do some research and see if you can find the techniques that work for you. All people are different, but there’s not one person in the world that doesn’t need to relax and take some time for their own well-being 💛
5 Helpful Quotes of the Week
Leonardo da Vinci
“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.”
John Green from ‘Paper Towns’ (suggested by Pineblossom)
“Forever is composed of nows.”
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Patrick Star (suggested by Bluebellpaw)
“Sometimes we have to go deep inside ourselves to solve our problems.”
“Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.”
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