With autumn here, I am enjoying the subtle changes that come with the season. Seeing the bounty of beauty with the leaves changing, pumpkins, squashes, persimmons and pomegranates makes me so happy. I also can appreciate the gradual slowing down that comes with the sun setting earlier. A feeling of wanting to get cozy with loved ones at home. With this grounding energy though, there also comes the series of events and activities that come with the Holidays. With the busy time ahead, we can do certain things to insure we feel calm and balanced. I have put together some tips that I try and follow over the holidays, so I hope they may help you too stay peaceful and calm during this time.
Tip 3: Little acts of self-love like reading, tea time or taking a bath can reset our systems after a long day at work. Then we become energized enough to handle the rest of the day and evening to come. As we give to others in our lives, we have to remember to take in and receive so we can feel full-hearted and not depleted. The holidays are a time when we are giving lots of our energy and spirit. There are some simple ways to give back to ourselves in the comfort of our homes.
The simple act of making a cup of tea for 20 minutes and simply unwinding after a long day can actually help the nervous system relax. Drinking an herbal blend of tea like chamomile, nettle or mint with the intention of bringing nurturing warmth into our body can be a healing act of self-love.
Reading something inspiring and uplifting is also a good way to plant the seeds of wisdom for the journey ahead. Wearing a comfy robe or loungewear made of organic, natural fibers help reboot our whole system. I love putting on the Women’s Sateen Terry Robe after a warm bath. The interior is soft organic terry cloth and the outside is the softest cotton sateen. I feel like I’m immersed in a white cloud of bliss!
Self help books, poetry or a fictional story can help our brains release stress. Studies show that reading silently for six minutes can slow down the heart rate and ease tension in our muscles.
Bath time for me is my salvation. Using pink Himalayan bath salts with some essential oils can cleanse a day’s experiences and revive us. Using the Cloud Loom Towels makes the whole bathing experience even more luxurious. The loops in the loom are bigger and so these 100% organic towels feel so fluffy and soft.
Please share in the comments below if you have any holiday mindfulness tips, as I would love to hear!
About Shiva Rose: Shiva Rose is the creator of the holistic life style web site www.thelocalrose.com which focuses on living in a green yet chic manner. The site touches upon organic food recipes, natural beauty, and spirituality. She has a non-toxic beauty line called Shiva Rose Beauty created from high vibrational botanicals and essential oils. She lives with her daughters near the Santa Monica Mountains with their tribe of animals and honey bees where they grow their own food and honor Mother Earth.