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Mindful Mornings, Part 2: Nourish Your Body and Mind

Welcome back to Part 2 of our mindful morning journey! Today, we're delving deeper into the practices that can turn your mornings from mundane to magical!

Mindful Breathing

Did you know that something as simple as mindful breathing can ground you in the present moment? Whether you're new to the practice or a seasoned pro, we've got some breathing exercises to help you find your zen.

Try one of these practices to get started:

  1. Deep Abdominal Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing):

    • Sit or lie down in a comfortable position.

    • Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen.

    • Inhale deeply through your nose, allowing your abdomen to expand.

    • Exhale slowly through pursed lips, feeling your abdomen fall.

    • Repeat for several breaths, focusing on the rise and fall of your abdomen.

  2. 4-7-8 Breathing:

    • Inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.

    • Hold your breath for a count of seven.

    • Exhale completely through your mouth to a count of eight, making a gentle "whoosh" sound.

    • Repeat for several cycles, gradually increasing the duration if comfortable.

  3. Box Breathing (Square Breathing):

    • Inhale for a count of four.

    • Hold your breath for a count of four.

    • Exhale for a count of four.

    • Pause without breathing for a count of four.

    • Repeat the cycle, gradually adjusting the counts as needed.

Prior to beginning your breathing practice, apply some of the Simply Stated Roll-On Perfume. As you inhale, you'll be embraced by your favorite soothing aroma.

Nourish Your Body

Elevate your breakfast routine with ideas that go beyond mere sustenance. Explore wholesome and nutritious options that cater to your taste buds and provide sustained energy throughout the morning. From nutrient-rich smoothie bowls to hearty whole-grain options, discover the joy of creating a breakfast ritual that nurtures your body.

One of my favorite tips to help make mornings easier is meal prepping. Our kids are in a huge pancake kick right now so we prep the week’s worth of pancakes on Sunday when we prep our eggs for our breakfasts wraps. Having this done and out of the way helps myself, and my husband, know that we are all fueled properly for the morning. Plus, it’s one less thing to stress us out if we are crunched for time!

After you have made breakfast, don’t forget to wash your hands with our Simply Stated Foaming Hand Soap.

And of course a favorite pancake recipe (shared by Simply Stated Team).

Mindful Movement

Move your body, nourish your soul. Mindful movement isn't just about exercise; it's about connecting with your body and the world around you. Discover the transformative power of intentional movement and how it can invigorate your mornings.

  • Purposeful Engagement: Deliberate actions like gentle exercises, stretches, or yoga poses awaken the body with intention.

  • Enhanced Blood Circulation: Movement stimulates blood flow, delivering oxygen and nutrients for a natural energy boost.

  • Improved Flexibility: Fluid, controlled motions gently stretch and elongate muscles, maintaining joint flexibility.

  • Heightened Well-being: Mindful movement fosters a holistic approach to well-being by emphasizing the mind-body connection.

  • Stress Reduction: Intentional movement releases tension, promoting relaxation and overall well-being.

  • Body-Mind Harmony: Encourages full presence in the moment, integrating movement with mindful breathing for a unified experience.

After your stretching, give your muscles a little love with Simply Stated Body Oil.

 

Stay tuned for Part 3, where we'll explore creating a tech-free zone, setting intentions with positive affirmations, and sharing your own mindful morning rituals. Let's make every morning amazing!


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