7 Daily Ways to Calm & Ground
When you are agitated you do things in a hurry, without appropriate thought, and take life from the wrong angle. That’s when you make wrong decisions in life. You cannot be there for your friends, you are not reliable, and you lose credibility.
That is not the right approach to life (and you know that). You want to feel calm to get rewarded with peace, respect, love, and good decisions. Good decisions help you in every part of your life.
Ah, but you are human and can’t always be calm! You get anxious, nervous, agitated and find superficial solutions to problems as opposed to actually solving them. When you are calm, life is good! You can think about things and your brain works. But let's be realistic...it's hard to stay calm when we are constantly reminded of how much we don’t have and how perfect other people’s life is compared to ours. Nevertheless, it's not impossible and you can be calm and grounded with some help.
Here is how to feel grounded, enjoy your time on earth more, and take positive action instead of being anxious and all over the place.
1. Spray Essence of Zen daily in the late afternoon
Reishi mushroom was so highly regarded and treasured that it was reserved only for Emperors, royalty and the rich upper classes. Reishi mushroom has been called the ultimate anti-stress herb because it works! Of all the medicinal mushrooms for anxiety, Reishi is the best mushroom to help you feel calm and grounded. We’ve created a delicious reishi mushroom elixir spray combined with powerful herbs for your enjoyment, check it out here.
2. Make nature your bestie
Nature is here to support your wellbeing. She helps you clear your head and bring you into the present moment…don’t be shy, hang out with her! Unlike urban environments, a natural environment allows you to leave whatever stresses you out behind and instead focus on something more pure and soothing…specially if you find wicked mushrooms to hang with.
3. Show your gut some love
The gut-brain connection is no joke; it can link anxiety to stomach problems and vice versa. Your stomach distress can be the cause or the product of your anxiety or stress. To feel calm and grounded it’s important to have a healthy microbiota. The bioactive compounds in mushrooms are great for gut health! They alter gut microbiota to promote better function and overall wellness.
4. Be nosy & use that belly!
Breathe through your nose - it slows the breath and makes the lungs work more efficiently. When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The most efficient way to breathe is by bringing the air down toward the belly. As the diaphragm contracts, the belly expands to fill the lungs with air.
5. Have really, really short workouts
In minutes, high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) will have you sweating, breathing hard and maximizing the health benefits of exercise without the time commitment. Working out can help you relax, and lower symptoms of mild anxiety. It can also improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress and anxiety. Working out stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators…free drugs.
6. Challenge your inner critic
Your inner critic is operating on fear, not truth, so its perceptions may be off. Try to see things from a different angle so you can find the real truth in what happened. Ask yourself which part of your inner critic’s comments aren’t true. Then find what rings truer and makes more sense.
7. Be still for 5 minutes
French philosopher Blaise Pascal stated that "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." When our brains are always on overdrive, we don’t get a sense of what's really going on underneath the madness. We fear the silence of existence, we dread boredom and instead choose aimless distraction, and we can’t help but run from the problems of our emotions into the false comforts of the mind.
To check in with yourself and experience the calm of the present moment, you don't need to sit in a lotus position. You don't need a meditation cushion or a shrine. You only need to sit still for 5 minutes. We are sure there are five minutes hiding somewhere in your day, just waiting to be found.
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Mush love 🍄!