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Four Things That Belong in your Daily Routine to Destress

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If you’re looking for a few ways to relax and rejuvenate, try incorporating these four things into your daily routine to find a little more ease in your day.

Meditation

The idea of meditation may not sound too calming for those of us whose minds race a mile a minute. Whether you’re someone with a lot of thoughts or a beginner meditator, consider trying a guided meditation. These meditations incorporate periods of silence but are led by a teacher whose voice will bring you back to the practice should your mind wander away from you. There are many apps that offer guided meditations, including Calm, Headspace, and Insight Timer. Insight Timer is free, while Calm and Headspace offer free trial options.

Essential Oils

You can get creative with essential oils and use them in a variety of ways. Some come in a spray, while others can be used as droplets or roller balls. In some cases they can even be digested (be sure to check the label first!). If you’re looking for a simple way to use oils, a diffuser is an easy option because you can plug it and forget it. An essential oil diffuser will provide a subtle mist and scent over a period of time, allowing you to reap its benefits all day. Check out Clever Yoga’s diffuser to get started.

Tea

Green tea is a big player in the tea world, known for its many health benefits - and with good reason. But other teas offer benefits of their own, with some having calming properties. Try adding a cup of chamomile, kava, or even lavender tea into your routine to help you either prepare for a difficult day ahead or unwind when the day is behind you.

Exercise

This one may take some more motivation than the others, but exercise is a great way to feel better. If you’re feeling angry or frustrated, breaking a sweat is a great way to blow off some steam. If you’re feeling low-energy, giving your body some movement will revitalize you. It could be yoga, lifting weights, kickboxing, or even going for a walk outside. Even just 20 minutes can make a huge impact on your mood. Not sure where to start? Check out Clever Yoga’s YouTube channel for some yoga practices to get your blood flowing.

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