Let’s be honest, this year has been a doozy to say the absolute least, and if you’ve been lacking on your self-care a little bit, it’s okay. We’re right there with you. One thing that we’ve learned from many, many months of being in quarantine is that our personal wellness really matters and we’ve recently been working hard to make our self-care a priority. If you’ve been needing some tips on how to take control of your self-care routine and prioritize your wellness, you’re in the right place! Here are some of the wellness practices we’ve been trying lately that you can incorporate into your daily routine.
Meditation is something that has helped all of us at Eossi Beauty with our mindset in particular. According to Healthline, the official definition of meditation is “the habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.” For us, meditation has been something that has helped us immensely this year as we’ve been navigating through all that 2020 has brought us. It has been a nice addition to our daily wellness practices and has made us more aware of our thoughts and emotions. Researchers have found that having a meditation practice can have several benefits including:
- Reducing stress
- Controlling anxiety
- Promoting overall emotional health
- Enhancing self-awareness
- Improving sleep
- Generating more kindness for yourself and others
Breathwork is oftentimes associated with yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices but can be a great addition to your everyday wellness or self-care practice on its own as well. Breathwork, also known as pranayama, is all about directing the breath in specific ways “as a means of therapy and self-healing.” According to Chopra, breathwork has many benefits for our overall wellness, including benefits for our mind, body, and spirit. Some of the physical benefits include:
- Activating your parasympathetic nervous system
- Slowing down your heart rate
- Lowering your blood pressure
- Getting out of the “fight or flight” response
Chopra says that “deep breathing can also help calm and slow down the emotional turbulence in your mind,” which we could all use a little more of especially this year. Some of the benefits breathwork has for your mind include:
- Potential treatment for depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Reaching a deeper state of mind, allowing you to process buried emotions
- Calming and focusing the mind
The practice of breathwork can be very spiritual if you set the right intention. According to Chopra, when you’re practicing breathwork, “you can move beyond your body and mind, and connect with your core spirit - your Self.” In other words, you can connect more with your inner thoughts, feelings, and emotions through breathwork.
Despite sounding cheesy, yoga has been core to our newfound quarantine wellness routine. Practicing yoga has allowed us to not only move our bodies, which has been absolutely necessary for us during quarantine, but it has also allowed us to connect with ourselves more as well. Some of the reasons why we love yoga and include it in our daily wellness practice are:
- It improves strength, balance, and flexibility
- It can be very relaxing and aid with sleep
- It can increase your energy level and assist with having a brighter, more upbeat mood
- It helps to manage stress
Take a Break
With more and more people working from home this year, separating your work life from your home life can be difficult - trust us, we know. Finding a balance between the two is crucial and will help your overall wellbeing and mental health as well. If you are working from home, try to take multiple 5-10 minute breaks throughout the day away from the screen. This will help you to stay focused and keep you from staring at a screen all day long. According to Forbes, when people do not take breaks from work “employee productivity, mental well-being and overall work performance begin to suffer.” Burnout can often be the result of constantly overworking and not taking the necessary time you need for yourself. Our advice? Take all the breaks you need in order to get your mindset on track to be the best version of yourself that you can be.
We sincerely hope that this article was helpful to you and aids you on your overall wellness journey!
About Eossi Beauty
Eossi Beauty embraces the power of clean and pure botanicals. Derived from nature, our uniquely effective beauty products are created by two women driven by one purpose: to make life brighter—because we all deserve to feel as good as we look, naturally. Our affordable products are carefully formulated with sustainably sourced and thoroughly vetted ingredients, such as plant-based essential oils and broad-spectrum hemp cannabinoid oil that’s independently lab tested for quality and purity. Every day, our founders Shannon and Rochonne are living the Eossi Beauty ethos: create your own dynamic energy, cultivate love, and let your beauty shine.