Are you achy all over from too much stress? It’s time to learn some instant moves this Monday to keep you on the dance floor of life. Self-massage has been touted by health and wellness experts as a soothing way to work out tension in your body. With a gentle touch, knowing the basics can melt away stress.
If you’re seeking to specifically improve your strength, focus, and determination, try warrior pose. This popular yoga progression and its variations will re-energize and rejuvenate you, helping to alleviate stress.
This Monday, destress by exploring a garden or park near you! It can benefit your mind, body, and soul. Take a stroll through a park on your way to work, enjoy your lunch hour in a garden near your office, or sit on a lawn for an outdoor evening concert or movie.
When you’re feeling stressed, the last thing you want to do is invite more tension. However, one great way to relieve tension is to immediately follow it with relaxation. This is how progressive muscle relaxation works. It’s a method used for stress reduction that asks you to focus on specific muscle groups, tense them up, and then relax them. If you’re stressed this Monday, tense up – and then let go!
Try to remember the last time something left you speechless – but in a good way. Has something ever left you overwhelmed, impressed, or flushed with a slew of positive emotions that took your breath away? Letting yourself exist in a state of awe for a little while can be beneficial to your well-being while relieving you of burdensome stress. This Monday, find an opportunity to bring something that is literally awesome into your life.
Scientists have found that laughter can put us in a more positive frame of mind and help reinforce social connections that can lead to greater social satisfaction and happiness. This week make laughter a part of your Monday Refresh!
It’s a source of pride to be “plugged in” to daily life. Whether you’re using technology to follow pop culture or the news, or it’s helping you do your job and keep up with friends, being tethered to our smartphones and computers keeps us in the loop every second of the day. But is that a good thing?
Our first family portrait is the Blue Marble, the first picture of Earth ever taken from space. It gives you a child-like rush of curiosity and awe when you see it the first time. Take this Monday to reconnect to this feeling and celebrate Earth Day.
This Monday, take a minute to destress with a one-minute meditation. Use our free, downloadable audio meditation aids to help calm your mind and clear your head.