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Mental and Emotional Health

Mar 29, 2020 | Health Tips, Immune System

Hello friends and family.  Thank you all for your continued support.  We have been very honored that so many of you have voiced how important it is that we have continued to keep our doors open for your health needs!  We are an essential business and you all have really made us feel ESSENTIAL!  In this week’s tip, we will explore natural methods of taking care of your mental and emotional health during this time.

Mental and Emotional Health Management

Wouldn’t it be great if we managed our mind and emotions as much as we managed our finances.  We frequently check in on how much money is coming in and going out, but do we take the time to check in with how we’re thinking and feeling?  If you don’t do this already, perhaps, it’s time! It’s time to do those daily check ins and see where you can nourish your mind and emotions.  Here are a few tips on mental and emotional care.

Morning Prayer/Meditation

Chances are if you’re on our email list, you may already do this.  If you don’t, give it a try.  Upon arising from your sleep, focus on your breath and begin with some deep breaths.  You can add a prayer and/or think a a few things your grateful for.  This can help ease into the day and start it off with a clear mind and spirit.  See if you can try holding off on checking your phone immediately. This all will allow for your hormones to begin to balance out after a night’s rest.  This will help ease the mind and emotions.  This practice will also help boost your immune system (it’s been studied, look it up!).

Food for Mind and Mood

This one can range from person to person.  If eating a comfort food help calms you, then go for it (even if it isn’t the healthiest). Check in and see if it made you feel better.  If not, then try a more healthier option or try eating less.  As always, eating more vegetables can do wonders for the mind and mood.  Nuts are great too!  Even if you add just a few more vegetables than usual that can help too.  Small efforts grow into good habits.

Supplements for Mind and Mood

Luckily, nature can support us when our mind and emotions feel overwhelming.  One favorite supplement for calming the mind is Jarrow’s MagMind.  This is a form of magnesium that is able to cross the blood brain barrier. This means it can have a relaxing effect on your brain/mind.  This can take the edge off anxiety as well as help focus the mind.  Even though magnesium is a natural relaxer, some people can feel energized from this form of magnesium.

L-Theanine is also a great amino acid (found in green tea) that can help ease anxiety and sooth the nervous system.  This can be very beneficial for feeling stressed.  Irwin Natural’s CBD + Sunny Mood is also great to help relax the body and balance your mood.  Rescue Remedy is a unique homeopathic formula that uses flower essences to help balance your emotions!

Tea for Mind and Mood

Drinking tea is also a great way to relax the mind and emotions!  There are so many to choose from!  Add a tea meditation (maybe a mantra or deep mindful breaths while drinking) for extra bonus points!  Here are a few we like:

 

Essential Oils for Emotional Health

Aromatherapy is probably one of the better natural remedies to help balance the EMOTIONAL BODY.  When our emotions feel overwhelming, erratic, or just plain negative– essential oils can have the ability to lift you out of the muck and help your body function in a more balanced state.  Each oil is a little different and possess their own unique medicinal qualities.  Here are a few essential oils that are great for mood as well as for disinfecting:

  • Lavender: Used for stress relief, has instant calming effects when smelled (best oil for occasional anxiety), great for all things skin related, can help ease pain associated from headaches, etc… Lavender by far is one of the most popular oils due to it’s MANY benefits and pleasantly calming smell!
  • Peppermint: Used to boost energy, help with digestion, help with pain or disorientation caused by headaches/migraines, also helps open the respiratory system.
  • EucalyptusUsed to help open nasal passages and ease respiratory discomfort from colds, flues, etc.  Great for purifying the air from bacteria or viruses.  Also, can be used as a disinfectant or cleaning agent when diluted (try using a little of this oil to remove glue residue from surfaces).
  • Sandalwood: Used to calm nerves, help with focus, can calm skin irritations or acne.
  • Bergamot: Used to reduce stress and improve skin conditions like eczema, help increases positive mood.
  • Rose: Used to improve mood, reduce anxiety, and balance hormones.
  • Tea Tree: Used to fight infections (especially fungal infections), boost immunity, and can be used as a disinfectant.
  • Jasmine: Used to help with depression, childbirth and libido.
  • Lemon: Used to aid digestion, mood, headaches and more.
  • Lemongrass: Used for calming, stress, and digestive discomfort, can also be used as a natural bug deterrent or disinfectant.  Rub on the stomach when upset or in discomfort.
  • Frankincense:  Used to help calm an over-active mind, has meditative properties, great to help fight bacteria or viruses, can help ease general pain (great for arthritis).

Also, Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps create a great ambiance and also create negative ions that help purify the air! A great way to boost mind and emotions.

Hope you enjoyed our tip this week!

**PLEASE (can you tell there’s desperation here?) email us at hello@elitenutritionstore.com and let us know what you’d like us to blog about next week.  We’d like to know what you want to hear and frankly, the inspiration would be nice! Another form of mental health and wellness- GET INSPIRED!

As always, do what you feel is best for YOUR body– if you aren’t sure, ask your doctor. We are health ENTHUSIASTS not licensed practitioners.

Elite Nutrition

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