Where do you belong? Finding friends or family to spend time with has a positive impact. the more social support you have in your life can decrease stress and is statistically correlated with better mental and physical health.
I urge you all to relax and rest up a lot – it goes well with the “good vibes” theme of this blog. However, sometimes, finding that relaxation and rest can actually take some work. The travel before the holiday or the preparation before you can switch off, but don’t worry and stress too much. Doing the leg work to get ready to relax is well worth it.
If you find yourself overwhelmed, take a moment to check in, relax, and just breathe. Find a comfortable seat, close your eyes and listen to your breathe and let the moment pass. Summer can be lovely, but it can also be super busy, so make sure to look after yourself amidst the holiday adventures.
When things don’t quite seem to be working out the way you planned, just focus on the present moment. There is nothing you can do to change the past, and the future has yet to be written, so just allow yourself to enjoy all the beautiful things of the now.
And all of a sudden it is August?! Where does all the time go? Don’t worry, there are at least six weeks of summer and a month left of summer holiday time to enjoy before it starts to get cold.
Sometime it is easy to let the weekend fill up with chores or tasks you did not have time for during the week. Always make sure to leave some time open for fun and relaxation – especially during summer if its beautiful outside!
Make sure to get a lot of rest for the first full week of summer ahead. Wherever your summer adventures take you, I hope it is wonderful.
Never leave for tomorrow what could be done today is usually a sage piece of advice; however, once in awhile, it is ok to leave the sink with some dishes, the floor with some laundry, or boring chores for the next day if something more pressing comes up first. That can even include allowing yourself adequate rest!
Spend some time this holiday weekend outdoors. The weather is lovely a sunshine is good for your physical and mental health – plus, at least in the UK and US, it’s a long weekend! Enjoy the time, you deserve a break and some fun!
Today is World Meditation Day. You don’t have to be a Buddhist or a master yogi to reap the benefits from a few moments of silence. Meditation has been found to improve your health, reduces inflammation, increases your capacity for compassion and can even improve your brain! The positive effects of regular meditation have been well documented for nearly two thousand years and have been verified by recent science. So give it a go, perhaps start with just two minutes and see where it takes you! You never know, you just might become even better friends with yourself.