Guest blog by Dr. Kira Capozzolo, a Chiropractor at Twin Waves Wellness Center.
There is no doubt that the past several years have been turbulent. Many people have had their routines completely turned upside down. With so much going on around us, it can be challenging to fit mindfulness and wellness practices into your routine. Fortunately, humans are resilient. People are getting more creative than ever before when adding mindfulness into their lives. We must prioritize our mental health and emotional well-being. Here are several creative mindfulness practices that you can start doing in 2022 to decrease anxiety and increase your overall happiness.
Our breath influences various aspects of our bodies, including our nervous system. Breathing exercises are used to calm down our nervous system and relieve us from bouts with anxiety. There is great power in your breath. Have you ever felt nervous, causing your heartbeat to race and anxiety to spike? Next time you’re approaching a time like that, consider trying breathing exercises to calm your system down. By breathing deeply and slowly, you allow your mind a chance to become clear. Those racing thoughts that are causing you stress will slowly drift away.
There are dozens of breathing exercises that are extremely effective at making people feel great. For example, Somato Respiratory Integration is a breathing exercise that helps people connect with the natural rhythm of their bodies. Through a variety of shallow and deep breaths, you can calm your thoughts down and refocus your energy in a positive way. If a part of your body is feeling disconnected, Somato Respiratory Integration is a great breathing exercise to try. You can bridge the gap between your mind and body. Plus. it’s difficult for anxious thoughts and emotions to stick around when you bring your nervous system to a relaxed state.
Run Through New Places
Running naturally induces more serotonin to generate in your brain. Have you ever heard of runner’s high? It is a real thing! Running and exercising can help boost your happiness and help your body feel healthier. Many people go on runs to clear their heads. If you’re struggling with spiraling negative thoughts, consider going on a light jog or run.
In addition to running, seeing new places outdoors helps promote brain health. Your brain becomes stimulated when you take in new surroundings. Why not combine new places with running? If you’re looking for a place to start, search nearby hiking trails in your area. You can go on a light job through nature. This is a great way to reset your mind and calm your system. Countless runners claim that running outside through the woods and nature grounds them. Consider adding this to your mindfulness routine in 2022.
Recite a Daily Mantra
There is power in words. Reciting a mantra daily helps your subconscious mind remember what you’re reading. These words, over time, become embedded in your brain and overall being. This is a powerful way to make huge changes in your life. For example, if you want to attract or manifest things in your life, try reading them aloud each day. You can do this in the mornings right when you wake up or directly before going to bed.
Reading a daily mantra is a perfect mindfulness practice to get your thoughts headed in the right direction. You can create your own mantra, read an existing one, or switch it up each day. That is completely up to you. Reading it out loud helps your entire being embrace and become the mantra. You can make dramatic shifts in your energy, vibration, and life through reading a daily mantra.
Invest in Mindfulness Practices
Investing in mindfulness practices can help you attract what you want out of life. If you’re ever feeling stuck, switch things up. Consider experimenting with different mindfulness activities in 2022. You can get more out of life when you align yourself with your thoughts and emotions. Enjoy life to the fullest and ground yourself through these creative mindfulness practices.
Dr. Kira Capozzolo is a Chiropractor at Twin Waves Wellness Center, a holistic chiropractic office that practices Network Spinal. She opened up her wellness center with her Twin Sister. Kira enjoys writing about health, wellness, and holistic topics.