While you go about your Saturday chores, try scheduling in pleasant events. We don’t think twice about putting the upcoming dentist appointment or routine car repair in our calendar, but we often leave pleasant events up to chance.
Try this: Today, go through your calendar and schedule in a pleasant event every day through the end of the year. If this seems overwhelming, start with scheduling short pleasant events for the upcoming week. These should be everyday events, not special occasions, and ideally will be quick and easy to implement, like a walk around the block, an ice cream sundae, or doodling in a journal. Make it playful, light, and easy to accomplish.
Yoga pose of the day – shoulder openers to reduce stress: muscle tension, especially in the upper body sends a signal to the brain that danger is present. If you notice that your shoulders habitually sneak up by your ears try one or more of these poses presented by Lexi Yoga to help reverse the tension:
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