Stress, excessive heat, and an unbalanced diet can lead to dehydrated skin, dull hair, and all kinds of inflammation.
Our physical well-being, mental health, and spiritual practices all play a role in how we move through the world. It's important to check in with ourselves to see what areas of our lives we can pay closer attention to and hold with more care.
When we nourish our bodies, practice self-love, and exercise our boundaries, we not only feel good, but all that self-love flows forth into positive physical manifestations too.
Here are some tips to get you feelin' your best, especially as we prepare to shift into summer:
Connect with nature.
Being in nature – or even viewing scenes of nature – reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases feelings of joy and pleasure. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
Get the blood flowin'.
How have you been incorporating movement into your day? Even if you carve out just 15 minutes per day to go for a walk, stretch, dance, exercise, or move in a way that feels good to you, it can help with circulation and brain function.
Use natural products for the body and home.
Toxins and chemicals are everywhere. From cleaning supplies to the food we eat to the stuff we put on our skin. Research suggests that by reducing exposure to harsh chemicals, we can improve out gut health and immunity, reduce inflammation in our bodies, improve energy, and reduce stress.
- Eat whole foods and hydrate
We share this tip a lot, and we hate to sound like a broken record, but we only do it 'cus we care about our community! Take note of how your body feels when you incorporate more nutrient-rich foods into your life and drink more water regularly. We bet you'll feel more grounded, have more energy, and get better sleep – feeling better all around.