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10 Ways to embrace Wellbeing

Harmony in hectic times: a guide to reducing stress and embracing Wellbeing

Welcome to another wonderful instalment of WellBeingTV. In this issue, you’ll hear from Australian health and fitness educator, personal trainer author, presenter and mother Belinda Norton. With more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, she is passionate about women’s wellness and stress-free living. With Belinda, you’ll learn how to reduce stress and bring more harmony into your daily life.

In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, finding moments of tranquillity can seem like an elusive dream. However, cultivating a balanced and stress-free lifestyle is not only achievable but also crucial for overall wellbeing. I am the first to admit wholeheartly that it can be a struggle to manage everything.

Being a writer at WellBeing magazine comes with a healthy dose of stress — I’m often stressing to meet deadlines, manage the kids and weave my way through peak-hour traffic. This is situational stress and most of us experience it at least once per day.

So, what can you do? Here are 10 effective strategies to help you navigate the chaos and usher in a sense of calm when thing feels like they’re getting too much.

1. Embrace the power of deep breathing:

Begin your journey to tranquillity with the simple act of deep breathing. Inhale deeply, hold for a few seconds and then exhale slowly. This mindful practice can instantly calm your nervous system and provide a sense of relaxation.

2. Make exercise a daily ritual:

Physical activity is a powerful stressbuster. Whether it’s a brisk walk, a jog, resistance workout or a yoga session, incorporating regular exercise into your routine releases endorphins, the body’s natural mood lifters.

3. Rest&Quiet Calm Formula:

Let me introduce my little secret, Rest&Quiet Calm Formula spray — an alcohol free, Bach Flower formulation for modern day stress needs. I stumbled across this range recently, and now it’s a must have in my handbag. It’s the original Bach Flower potency that provides on-the-go relief for situational stress and mild anxiety. Two sprays for your moment of calm. Traditionally used in Bach Flower remedies to calm the mind. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE.

4. Fuel your body with a balanced food routine:

Nourish your body and mind by maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains. A well-fed body is better equipped to handle stress and maintain overall health.

5. Prioritise quality sleep:

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. Ensure you get adequate and restful sleep each night to rejuvenate your body and mind for the challenges of the day.

6. Cultivate mindfulness and meditation:

Explore the world of mindfulness though journaling and meditation to centre your thoughts and emotions. These practices promote a calm and focused mind, providing a sanctuary from the demands of everyday life.

7. Master the art of time management:

Break down your tasks into manageable steps and prioritise them by creating lists to empty your mind and tick them off. Effective time management not only reduces stress but also helps you achieve your goals with a sense of accomplishment.

8. Hydration — moderate caffeine and sugar intake:

Water intake will increase your focus level and limit the yawns. While a cup of coffee may seem like a lifesaver, excessive caffeine and sugar intake can contribute to heightened anxiety. Hydration, plus coffee and sugar in moderation, can lead to a more balanced and calm state of mind.

9. Foster social connections:

Human connections are a powerful antidote to stress. Share your feelings with friends and family, seek support when needed, and bask in the comfort of social bonds.

10. Establish clear boundaries:

Learn to say no and set clear boundaries. This empowers you to manage your time and energy effectively, creating a space for self-care in your daily life. In the pursuit of a stress-free life, remember small, consistent changes can lead to significant improvements in your overall wellbeing.

Try some of these ideas, they may just help to create a more harmonious balance amid life’s demands.

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Look for the blue box: Rest&Quiet can be found in pharmacies and health food stores nationally. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

For more information, visit restandquiet.com.au

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