Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Do you ever feel like the world is rushing by? Do the constant updates of the news and the refreshing of Instagram make your head feel like it's spinning?
This week we're looking at ways to stop that spin and to help get you feeling more comfortable.
Our Wuufly Weekly lift me up is all about being more mindful, we've also teamed up with active wear bran We R Enough for an exclusive offer to our readers...
At the moment whilst we are all spending a lot of time at home, it can lead to feelings of being trapped, which can increase feelings of anxiety, or remind you of all the things you 'should' or 'could' be doing.
But there are small exercises that you can do to help to feel better. Have you heard of mindfulness?
Mindfulness has grown from meditation practises, it helps to calm your mind and brings you into the present so that you are aware of everything in the here and now.
It's a really useful way to help to stop worrying about the past and the future. Because your focus becomes that exact moment. The here and now.
Try taking a mindful moment
Stop and close down your eyes.
Notice how you feel. What can you feel? Can you feel the temperature of the room?
What can you smell? What can you hear?
How do your clothes feel on your skin?
Then open your eyes and notice your surroundings.
Write down two things that you see.
Practising small and simple mindful moments like this can help to ground us and bring us back to right now, taking us out of the fog of worry that can often wash over, especially in times like this.
"When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves." Jack Kornfield
How to sleep better
Have you struggled to sleep through recently? Perhaps you're having vivid dreams?
We've found that a good nights sleep is a rare occurrence recently. A good nights sleep is just as important as a healthy diet and exercise, so we've done some research into the things that you can do to help you get those all important Zzz's.
Stop watching TV and turn off any bright lights 2 hours before heading to bed.
No caffeine after 2pm! A study found that having a caffeinated drink up to six hours before bed significantly worsened sleep quality
As tempting as it is to stay up late and sleep in late now that a normal routine is out of the window try to set yourself a regular sleep and wake cycle. You might even start to notice you naturally wake up at the same time each day!
Get a warm bath or shower before bed to help your muscles and mind relax
Move to music
Yoga at home is definitely not the same as going to a studio and getting the full experience. We know because we miss the studio as much as you do!
But whether you're able to get on your mat for 15 minutes or an hour it will still help to make you feel better. If you haven't listened already we had a beautiful playlist made from one of our home Manchester teachers, Laura Booth, you can listen to it here.
Exclusive gift 🌸
You might have seen our recent competition with the active wear brand We R Enough, they are kindly offering our readers an exclusive offer.
They are giving away a free We R Enough circa loop resistance band of your choice (light medium or heavy worth £10) when you buy any set offer lasts until Christmas.
Lots of love