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How To Elevate Your Calm Tip #9:

Tip #9: Breathwork  If you are unfamiliar with it, breathwork is any type of breathing exercises or breathing techniques. Breathwork helps to improve your physical, mental and spiritual state of mind. Controlled breathing has been said to help reduce stress and increase alertness. When you are stressed it affects your entire body from your brain down to your gut. Stress triggers many different things in your body, taking time to slow down will help your stress levels decrease.   Two types of breathwork you can try out: box breathing and pursed lip breathing.  Box breathing is when you slowly inhale counting to four. Hold your breath for four seconds then exhale for four seconds. Focus on filling your lungs up with...

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How To Elevate Your Calm Tip #5:

Tip #5: Meditate  Meditation is a great practice to add to your daily routine. It’s awesome because it is so flexible. You can do a 2 minute meditation or a 45 minute meditation. You can lay down and close your eyes and listen to it. You can go on a walk and listen to it in your headphones. You do not have to sit criss cross on the ground like how you probably are picturing it. You get to pick how to meditate.  Meditation clears your mind and lets you focus. It can even help lower your blood pressure, aid your sleep patterns, better your decision making, boost heart health, reduce stress, and improve one’s attention span.   Some people like to...

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How To Elevate Your Calm Tip #4:

Tip #4: Reading I know, I know, it sounds boring. Reading gets a bad rep. A lot of people seem to associate reading with when they were forced to read a book for school as homework. But give it another try, let yourself get carried away in the story and escape reality for a little while.  Just like music, you get to choose any category, any author, any length book you want. Need a cozy, romantic novel to end your day? Want a thriller for a midday pick me up? Or are self-help How To books more your style? When you choose to read recreationally, it gives it a whole new perspective. Pick something you like and are interested in...

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How To Elevate Your Calm Tip #3:

Tip #3: Turn to tunes Putting on your favorite song and dancing around your living room will automatically boost your mood. Whether you are in the car, doing homework, on a walk, pop in your headphones or blast your speaker and let the music take you away.  Music has the power to transfer your mood and uplift your spirits. It is amazing that you have the option to choose any genre, artist or song that you want, right at your fingertips. 80’s is your thing? Turn to that station. Classical jazz for your background music doing homework? Turn it up. Love listening to the radio to hear the latest hits? Hop in your car and go for a drive.  Music also boosts your serotonin...

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How To Elevate Your Calm Tip #2:

Tip #2: Move your body There are so many different ways you can move your body everyday to create a healthy lifestyle. A few of our favorite ways at Calm Up are going on a walk, doing yoga, running, riding a bike, hiking and so on. Moving your body everyday can have tremendous effects on your mental and physical health. You don’t have to do an intense 45 minute workout everyday, going on a 20 minute walk around your neighborhood will have the same effect.  You have to decide what movement is your favorite. Is it doing a Pilates home workout? Is it hiking with your dog? Everyday when you move your body and especially if you get outside and breathe...

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