For all of us, life can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. That’s why at Lipton, we understand how important it is to take a moment for yourself every now and then.
In fact, a pause can work wonders for our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. And, whether you're looking to de-stress or simply unwind from a long day, more and more people are seeking natural solutions to restore inner calm. Here are some tried-and-tested tips to feel out – either ad hoc or by incorporating them into your everyday routine – to help you relax and rewind before pressing play again.
TRY A LITTLE MEDITATION
Having racing thoughts disrupt your day or keep you awake at night? We've all been there. Whether it's one too many tasks on the to-do list or tossing and turning at night clock-watching, it can sometimes be impossible to switch off. That's why an increasing number of us are turning to meditation.
`The beauty of meditation is that it can be done anytime and anywhere. Simply close your eyes and breathe naturally. Then focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Try this for two to three minutes to begin with, then once you get the hang of it, you can try for longer periods. If you’d like to give it a go, check out this guided stress relieving meditation from Tara Stiles, founder of international yoga discipline Strala Yoga.
YOGA FOR GOOD ENERGY
Originating from ancient India, yoga is a holistic physical, mental and spiritual discipline with many devotees. It's versatile too: there are several different types of practices depending on what you'd like to achieve. Do your research, and whether you choose to try yoga at home, or you sign up for a local class, it can help calm your body and mind. Namaste. Why not try out this series of yoga poses for instant clarity from Tara!
EXERCISE – EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS
For quite a few of us, the thought of pounding the pavement may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we’re anxious or stressed. But there’s no denying that exercise can increase your overall health and sense of wellbeing. So whether it's a gentle jog, around the block, an energetic gym class or even just a stroll through the park, a little bit of exercise can provide instant stress-busting benefits.
MAKE TIME FOR YOUR FRIENDS
Social support is one of the most effective stress relievers. Take time to switch off and confide in those closest to you... after all, as the old saying goes: a problem shared is a problem halved.
LAUGH EVERY SINGLE DAY
The old adage that 'laughter is the best form of medicine' was coined for a reason – the physical act of laughing releases tension and brings positive physiological changes, making you feel instantaneously happier. As well as short-term effects, there are longer-term ones too – it's no wonder that, in some countries, there has been an introduction of laughter parties and even laughter yoga.
So, whether you book to see your favorite comedian, meet up with your pals for a good giggle or simply chuckle at a cartoon in today's newspaper, find a way to get more laughter in your life.
TAKE FIVE WITH A NICE CUP OF TEA
Last but not least, why not try a relaxing tea? Lipton Stress Less Caffeine-Free Herbal Supplement is a comforting cozy herbal infusion that’ll help you unwind.* This soothing blend of aromatic botanicals features cinnamon, lavender and chamomile, ingredients that are traditionally associated with helping to reduce stress and promote calmness.
Best of all, you can enjoy this ‘hug in a mug’ any time of day or night.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.