When we are calm, our parasympathetic nervous system is activated and we breathe from our belly, we slow down and conserve energy, digest food and approach others who we care for, and vice versa. In fact, just being with caring others activates this rest and digest system .
This is an exercise in emotional awareness. This is a good exercise to try when you are feeling stressed or under pressure.
This exercise helps us set three simple rules for goal setting. This exercise is good when you are working on a difficult project, or you are particularly busy right now, and it’s difficult to feel productive.
Why is gratitude important to mental fitness?
Spend five minutes thinking about the day. Ask, what are you grateful for?
Do you ever have trouble getting to sleep? Sometimes our worries keep us from drifting off.
Sometimes, we don’t check in with ourselves because we think we don’t have time, or we simply don’t think about it as something we ought to do. But even reflecting for 5-10 minutes a day can be a powerful part of your wellbeing routine.