Give yourself the luxury of healthy rituals that prioritize your own standards of happiness. In our busy, over-stimulated world, taking the time to slow down can often feel overly indulgent and unproductive, but science is telling us the opposite. Allowing yourself the time and space to clean our space, rest, and revive is one of the best ways to stimulate clarity and boost our mood and creativity.
Take moments to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally and spiritually. To make the most of your me-time, create a ritual of consistent practices—routine habits that are nourishing and motivating that can be realistically sustained. It takes 21 days to create a new habit, so stick to these easy to do mood boosters for a month and your life will lift up around you.
Prioritize Cleaning Your Space
It’s hard to relax when your home is in disorder and it can sometimes be hard to make the first move to cleaning up the space around you. Start with your favorite playlist and just walk around completing small cleaning tasks to help you get started, the motivation will set in as you keep yourself moving and accomplishing the smaller stuff. Once your space feels lighter and the music sets in more, start tackling the bigger stuff like dishes, laundry, and mopping that floor! You’ll feel much more relaxed with a home that you can move through without all the extra weight and clutter. Once the big clean is over with, then it’s just about maintaining it every day. The smaller acts of cleaning and balance today will put off the overwhelming messes that build up over time. Here are a few Supernatural Cleaning products to help you get started!
Once your space is clean and you’ve flopped yourself back onto the couch, consider taking a few minutes to find a little inner harmony! Look, we’re not looking to be buddhist monks attempting to reach nirvana through meditation all day, but there's some really strong science behind taking even just 5 minutes to yourself and letting the universe move within you. There’s no goal to meditation, it’s just a great quick way to slow your heart rate and ease your busy mind. Taking just 5 minutes a day to yourself can significantly reduce stress hormones like Cortisol and help you slowly gain back a sense of peace and self love.
This one is easy to do, but can be a bit challenging to keep them alive if you’re new to plant ownership. Luckily there’s plenty of YouTube videos and blogs that can help you maintain a healthy relationship with your beloved new plants! Seriously though, go get some plants. With greenery around you can help reconnect yourself with the natural world. They can boost your oxygen levels and help reduce stress just by looking at them. Once you’ve got your home filled with a few plants, the daily ritual of talking to them and watering them once a week has shown to significantly help with reducing stress and can ease your mind back into the present moment. A favorite and easy plant to own and care for is a Pothos, go get one now, you won't be disappointed.
Burning incense is a direct connection to our ancient ancestors. Filling your home with the sacred scents of copal or frankincense or sandalwood is a great way to connect with those innately old feelings. There’s a reason the holy temples of old and even modern temples today are filled with the constant smell and spirit of smoky incense. They have a calming nature to them that helps us focus on what’s right in front of us. Even if you’re not religious, who doesn’t want a home smelling of an ancient Roman temple on a cool summer day. Buy hand-dipped Incense specifically created to help with relaxation and self love here.
The power of healthy rituals that are committed daily are endless in their help to our mind, body, and spirit. By acting on some of these easy quick rituals, their stress reducing and self-loving natures will give back 10 fold of the energy put in. Just like brushing your teeth or exercising the, benefits will be felt immediately and once they’re habits that will feel effortless in less than a month, you’ll find yourself in new heart-opening way of life!
Take care of yourself, and thank you for reading!