3 tips to create your 3-minute reset to help reduce stress and calm your mind and body throughout the day
During the day when you are feeling drained, exhausted and need a little ME time, here are 3 quick and easy ways to help reset and calm your nervous system in only 3 minutes.
Move your body for 1 minute
Stand up and stretch your body for 1 minute, neck and shoulder stretches help to release the tension that builds up from looking at screens. Roll your shoulders forwards and backwards, lower your head to your shoulder and repeat on the other side.
Deep belly breaths for 1 minute
Take 1 minute of full belly breaths – making your exhalation longer than your inhalation.
Hand-washing break for 1 minute
Using your favourite essential oil-based hand wash take 3 simple steps to transform your daily task into a mindful ritual to help calm and soothe your nervous system.
- Apply – a couple of pumps of hand wash
- Activate – emulsify with water and unlock the essential oils
- Inhale – take 3 full bell breaths and take in the mind calming essential oils
Everyone can find 3 minutes, 3 minutes to pause connect back into your body and soothe and calm your nervous system. This 3-minute reset isn’t a huge amount of time it is however it will have you feeling significantly more present and grounded. When you intentionally bring more mindfulness into your day you intentionally create the relaxation response.
When we operate from our relaxation response, we can be less reactive, more focussed, creative and see the best opportunities and solutions. Your 3 minutes you take out to reset will be made up by you enhanced focused and effectiveness when you get back to your tasks. Take a pause for enhanced performance.