With so much noise on a daily basis about “the best” morning routine, cleaner, detox, yoga type, lifestyle…(you get the point) it can get overwhelming to even know where to begin. So we made this fun little guide, just for you 🙂
The Calm List
Here’s a quick little guide to help you slowly integrate helpful “new’s” into your life that will set you up to feel inspired about what steps to take.
The idea of our Calm List is to share our favorite starter go-to’s to declutter the noise and help you find more Calm. Let’s dive in.
Arguably one of the most important essentials there is! Oftentimes what we think may be a good water source could be the culprit for some pretty nasty toxins and potentially long-term health concerns. It’s really important to do your research for what your health needs are and determine the best fit for your budget, health, and family.
Longterm, however, investing in water systems that provide solutions for optimal health elevates your well-being in every area of your life!
Our favorite for mobility, price point, and ratings is the AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Countertop. Bonus if you go for the added minerals in your water! Learn more HERE.
Down Regulating the Nervous System:
There are a lot of different simple, but hugely impactful, ways to down regulate the nervous system and integrate more calm into your life. Here are a few favorites:
- Breathing Practice + Daily Meditation: Even 3-10 minutes a day will reduce your stress levels and activate your parasympathetic nervous system.
- Cold Showers: Can be an amazing tool to stimulate vagus nerve regulation and calm in your life.
- Self-Massage: Also known as abhyanga in Ayurveda. This is the practice of self massage, typically with oil, done in love and patience for 5-20 min.
- Grounding: This can be as simple as sitting on your floor and deep breathing. This action of moving to the ground signals the nervous system to begin to unwind. You can pair it with deep breathing, holding an object of significance, or planting your feet barefoot in the grass.
- Music: Guided meditations, binaural beats, healing frequencies, sound baths. These are all great ways to add calm and down regulation. Spotify and even youtube both have great selections!
- Adaptogens: Nature’s medicine. Adaptogens are like nature’s magic wand.These are herbs and roots that help bring your body back into balance. In whatever way you are most needing support, much like cellular response, adaptogens focus in the area most needed at that moment.
Ashwagandha happens to be my favorite. It works with your different systems (endocrine, nervous, immune, and cardiovascular) by supporting regulation. Amazing right?! If you are under stress it works to reduce your cortisol and reset the nervous system. If you are in a state of fatigue, it will adapt to increase your cortisol. Ashwagandha is also known to support brain support and anti-inflammation. I love to make a nightly tea with this super power.
Bedding that leaves you feeling good in your skin
Early on in my home detoxing journey, I didn’t think much about bedding. As I expanded and learned, I began to realize how impactful our bedding and really anything that is touching our skin is. Our largest organ, our skin, constantly absorbs and processes the environment around us. This includes our bedding! The place where we hopefully spend a good 6-9 hours of our day.
Having quality, non-toxic bedding is a game-changer with your health and state of well-being.
There are alot of great options these days. Even your local target has options of organic bamboo bedding available.
One of my favorite brands for bedding you can literally melt into, with no worry of what you’re melting into, is Brentwood Home! Obsessed is a better description. Personally I have their bedding, mattress, yoga sets, and pillows. To Learn more about Brentwood Home visit HERE. Sweet dreams…
Here are a few other options:
Non-Toxic Home Cleaner
Another huge place to start shifting your home and calm is in your cleaning products. Most name brand cleaning products have a bevy of toxins and neuro-toxins. The more you begin to lighten your toxin load in your life and lifestyle the more aware your system will be of these. To be honest, my system was highly sensitive to products long before I realized it!
That’s why at every opportunity, stepping into awareness about your well-being will completely up-level your ability to calm. Your body gets to thrive and live optimally when it’s not in survival mode.
We are all different, and it’s helpful to remember to try out what works for you and your environment!
Here are of few of my go- to cleaners:
Thieves Household Cleaner, Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner, Seventh Generation Cleaners, Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder
Non- Toxic Skin Care Products
Keeping it Clean is the theme to more Calm in your life. Another great way to start adjusting your lifestyle and products is in the bathroom or beauty cabinet. Personally, when I started really paying attention to my products, shampoos, and skin care products it felt like a do-good luxury. I love luxuriating in not only beautiful skin-care, but ones that you can feel the clean difference in. Like taking a deep breath in or a huge gulp of water when you are thirsty. Satisfying!
Clean doesn’t have to break the bank. If you feel overwhelmed at the idea of overhauling your products, pick one area and slowly begin to integrate new clean products as you run out of your old!
Here are a few of my favs!
Non-Toxic Yoga Mat
Not gonna lie…I always thought way more about how cute my yoga mats were than what they were made of! Luckily I managed to purchase mats that were non-toxic without really looking into it much. That is until a few years ago, I purchased a new kind of non-slip mat that claimed to be chemical free. I began having skin rashes and body inflammation from the chemical off-gassing. Turns out they weren’t as clean as they claimed and my system wasn’t going to be fooled.
I decided to dive deeper into the manufacturing of different mats, and came across a few options I really fell in love with. So now when I take those deep breaths in, my nervous system can get right to the good part of down regulation…without the extra toxins 🙂
Please consult your doctor before making any decisions about your health and well-being. These suggestions are personal preference and not intended to be used as consultation or medical advice.
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