While the Cook Islands remain COVID-19 free, in our safe little paradise we still see the importance of taking care of both our physical and mental well-being. We believe it is essential, now more than ever, to use this time to focus on and enhance our health and inner-peace.
Start your day in the right way with these Top Tips for a Mindful Morning from Te Manava Spa and Tiare Spa. Practice these on a daily basis and you will be sure to achieve a sense of calm that will carry you peacefully throughout the day.
TIP ONE: TAKE A MOMENT TO BREATH
Breath work helps the body system revitalise and contributes to a sense of calm rather than anticipating the rush of the day that we are so used to feeling.
TIP TWO: AFFIRMATIONS
Start your day affirming what you want for yourself emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Tip: You could use affirmations that start with “I AM” such as…
“I AM perfect in this moment”
“I AM exactly the way I need to be”
“I AM calm and I know everything is working for me not to me”.
TIP THREE: SET YOUR DAILY INTENTION
Take a quiet moment to sit and write down how you wish to go about your day. Energetically? Positively? Without drama? Only focusing on the positive things, think about actions you can take today that would demonstrate real value to you.
TIP FOUR: GRATITUDE GOES A LONG WAY
While you are at it, why not also note down 5 things you are thankful for. When you focus constantly on the things to be grateful for its hard to find time to focus on the negatives.
TIP FIVE: GET YOUR BODY MOVING
Stretch. Get moving. Activity releases endorphins, endorphins make you happy. Even a short 10 minutes can make all the difference!
TIP SIX: NOURISH YOUR BODY
Eat a light but nutritious breakfast. If you are strapped for time, make a smoothie! Be sure to fill it with a colourful array of fruit and vegetables. There are plenty of amazing nourishing smoothie recipes on Pinterest.
Most importantly be easy on yourself. These things may seem new and different to you, so give yourself some time to get used to living consciously! We all stumble with mindfulness at the start but with consistency you’ll get there!!