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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.

  1. Apply – a couple of pumps of hand wash
  2. Activate – emulsify with water and unlock the essential oils
  3. 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.

Lyndall Mitchell

Author Lyndall Mitchell

Lyndall is an author, wellness entrepreneur, and accredited coach who thrives in seeing her clients benefit from her wellness philosophies. She is also founder of the Aurora Spa and ASPAR product Group, Australia’s pioneering, award-winning urban spa organisation andco-owner of The Essentialists, her partnership with Shannah Kennedy that provide a Masterclass of life and wellness skills to the corporate market.

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