Happiness is a state of mind. One of the most powerful ways to keep ourselves happy throughout the day, is to enjoy the little things and the small pleasures of life, like reading our favourite book, having a cup of tea, or enjoying a hearty breakfast.
One Body + One Mind = One Whole Empowered Self
Our body and mind are one. Yet balancing the thinking head with the feeling heart is a juggling act. Here are some few exercises to help you be in balance and in control.
1.Dance therapy is a great practice, linking emotions and feelings with body movements. You creatively express yourself through dance. It is healing, relaxing, fun and a good body workout.
2. Yoga is a great way to bring your body and mind together as one and be in the moment. Not living in the resentful past, not stressing about the uncertain future. Just be in the moment.
3. Listening to music, or singing or playing a musical instrument not only allows you to express your emotions in a creative way, certain musical sound vibrations can be healing as well.
4. Anything involving our emotions and our sense organs ( hands, eyes, nose, ear and mouth) like cooking, painting and gardening helps us focus in the moment, balancing our head and heart.
Research suggests that listening to good music has a significant impact on our mental health and productivity. Here are some special self-care playlist ideas you can create, to help you through the day!
1.Music list to Unwind
2. Music list for Fitness
3. Motivational Music list
4. Self -reflection music list
Monday Blog 29/52
Finding the balance between our emotional self and our thinking practical self is an art that comes with wisdom and practice. Sonia noticed her best friend was constantly becoming argumentative and they were not getting along as they used to. Sonia was sad. Yet she did not react or confront. She also did not jump into conclusions. One day she decided to meet her friend over coffee, saying she was upset and wanted to iron out a few things. They realized with time they had grown apart, in views and thoughts. While Sonia still couldn’t come to terms with it, they decided to agree to disagree and still be close friends, glad to have had this difficult conversation.
True Zen is experiencing the calmness and depth of our soul!
The Three Steps to Zen
- Practice Mindfulness
- Protect your Peace
- Exercise Gratitude
Introspection Series 11/31
Comfort is an integral part of happiness.
To be comfortable with ourselves and the world around us is a true blessing. What are five emotions that you are truly comfortable with?
Food is one of the greatest pleasures of life and is no longer just an essential part of survival. However, there are also some foods that do more than that, and aid in our mental well being.
Almonds: They are an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in our cells and contribute to inflammation, aging and diseases like cancer. Furthermore, studies have shown that magnesium may be an effective treatment for anxiety-related symptoms, and just 1 ounce of almonds contains 75mg of magnesium.
Tea: Drinking tea lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Additionally, drinking at least 100 millilitres (about half a cup) of green tea a day seems to lower the risk of developing depression and dementia.
Dark Chocolate: Eating dark chocolate is good for your memory and your mood. It helps alleviate depression, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, which means that it is good for one’s brain.
Blueberries: These berries are bursting with antioxidants and vitamin C which have been shown to provide anxiety relief. One study1 examined the effects of oral vitamin C supplements on anxiety in a group of students and found that antioxidants may be useful for both the prevention and reduction of anxiety.
My article from Femina.in, dates 21 July 2020
7 Virtual Team Building Exercise in the Times of Work from Home
One of the crucial factors for a healthy & productive work environment is a strong team. With the world situation today, it is essential to motivate each other, and lift ourselves up together. Here are some of my specially curated virtual team building exercises. Each of these activities can have an impact on the collective consciousness, enhancing the professional, physical, and emotional well-being and development of employees.