All of us have days when we're out of sorts. You just wish you were in a better mood. You've had days like that, haven't you? Perhaps you tried to get yourself into a better state of mind but struggled to achieve it. Sometimes we get stuck in our own emotional dumps and forget how easy it is to feel happier, so here are seven simple ways to lift your mood. Many people have found them useful. Some of them may surprise you! 1. Go for a walk. Most people know that going for a short daily walk is one of the best forms of exercise. When you are feeling down it is even more beneficial. If you can, go into a natural environment with plants and birds. Can you think of such a setting not? What do you notice first? The different shades of greenery, the fresh smell of country air, the sounds of birds, or the sunlight shining through the trees? Make it real by taking a short stroll. 2. Listen to quality music. Music can shift a listener's state within moments. It's effect can be nearly magical. Dig out that CD you haven't listened to in ages or tune in your radio to something you've never listened to before. 3. Open yourself to discovering something new. Read something (printed, not on line) different than what you would normally watch. There are a ton of different types of magazines can you get these days. Visit your local library or browse through a magazine rack. Pick up or buy a magazine you wouldn't normally buy. You may discover something wonderful. 4. Find something to laugh at. Laughter is one of the best ways to lift your spirits. Find a humorous book, or watch a comedy. Even better, try to learn a few new jokes and tell them to others. 5. Simple breathing meditation. Breathing meditation is a great exercise that you can do anywhere. Simply allow yourself to sit comfortably with your back straight. Now close your eyes and become aware of the flow of air into and out of your nostrils. That's all there is to it. Do this for 10-15 minutes. Notice how pleasantly surprised you can be at how you feel afterward. 6. Doodling for the fun of it. Most people can remember when they were young and used to doodle for hours. Kids love drawing silly little pictures. Drawing is not just for kids or artists. Whoever you are get some pens, pencils, crayons or whatever you have and just draw for the fun of it. Notice how your state of mind shifts. 7. Think of others less fortunate. The fact that you are reading this article suggests that you are probably much better off than most people on this planet. At times this may be hard to believe, but if you can read and have access to the internet, just those two things alone means you are better off than most people in the world. There are many human beings that barely have access to the basics of survival. There are people in lots of pain. Allow your compassion for them to grow. These are all pretty simple. There's nothing profound or life changing, but when all you need is a quick pick me up these may be just the thing you need. Putting simple ideas, methods, tools and techniques into action will help you achieve change more quick and easily--surprisingly so at time-- than you imagine.
🌸 The Benefits of Abdominal Massage - helps prevent your abdomen from being a storehouse of tension. 🌸When your body feels better, your mind is at peace. 🌸An appropriate abdominal massage can increase the effectiveness of all surrounding organs, ease the tension associated with those organs, and release the inner emotions carried in the core. 🌸Improves Digestion – It is not at all uncommon for the digestive process to become interrupted with the addition of significant stress or tension. A firm and intentional abdominal massage not only will stimulate your digestive system, but can aid your colon in moving waste through your system to help alleviate issues with constipation, bloating and gas. If abdominal massage is done regularly, then it can help you get rid of various digestive issues forever. 🌸Internal Organs – Various essential organs like the liver, colon, diaphragm, small intestine and gallbladder are located in the abdominal area of the human body. Abdominal massage also stimulates your internal organs, including your gall bladder and liver. Increased blood and oxygen flow may help to improve organ function. In the case of your gall bladder and liver, improved function means more efficient release and removal of waste products. Improved blood circulation benefits the blood vessels of the entire abdominal cavity. 🌸Bowel Movements – Abdominal massages can stimulate bowel movements that can become irregular or infrequent due to stress, dietary issues, medication, or other health consideration. The muscles of the bowels require some form of stimulation in order to maintain peristalsis (successive waves of involuntary contractions to force contents onward). If the peristalsis does not occur, the movement of the bowels becomes sluggish or nearly stops. 🌸Abdominal Surgery – After having had abdominal surgery, we see the outside scar but don’t think about the inner scars – tough tissue bands that form between abdominal tissues and organs that can develop after surgery. The amount of scar tissue can vary from person to person, however, abdominal adhesions make your normally slippery internal tissues and organs stick together. They can also twist and pull your small or large intestines causing obstructions. And that can cause pain. 🌸Alleviate Stress Related Issues – Anxiety and stress can often lead to that feeling of having a “knot in the gut”. Along with that uneasy feeling, many times you can experience abdominal aches accompanied by gas and pain. 🌸Psychological Benefits – The practice of abdominal massage can contribute not only to various aspects of physical wellness but to psychological well-being too. Abdominal massage provides peace of mind and relief from stress. Massage helps prevent your abdomen from being a storehouse of tension. When your body feels better, your mind is at peace. An appropriate abdominal massage can increase the effectiveness of all surrounding organs, ease the tension associated with those organs, and release the inner emotions carried in the core. 🌸By increasing stimulation of blood flow to the abdominal region and physically stimulating the intestines, you can help keep your digestive system running at peak efficiency by adding abdominal massage to your health and wellness regimen. Abdominal massage on a regular basis will cause improvement of overall gastrointestinal wellness and can also help with maintaining gastrointestinal health over the long term. 🌸You can book with me using the link in bio or at www.thebailgatewellnessclinic.com
Caesarean Support and Recovery Package You’ve made the decision to have a caesarean section and now you feel worried and maybe even a little bit scared. Any operation can be a daunting experience and this is possibly the first time that you’ve been admitted to hospital. You are thinking about how you will cope with baby and also how you will heal after you C-Section wanting your path to recovery to be as smooth as possible. You will have been in the best place of care in the hospital but what’s next after the 48 hours of postnatal care you will receive? Having a supportive plan to follow to help you heal well and me able to enjoy your baby, not feeling like you have to be able to do it all is one of the first steps…. My three session recovery package will allow you to make informed and supportive choices leading up to the birth, and after…. it will leave you in a place of empowerment and control knowing that you are all that you can to minimise the chances of pain, infection, post natal depression and emotional trauma. Four to six weeks before your planned caesarean you will meet with me (Sarah) a women’s health specialist for an hour and we will talk about how to prepare your body and your mind for surgery and a smooth birthing process. Two to four weeks after your operation we will meet to talk about your experience and you will have the most wonderful Mummy Melt Massage, focusing on the tight areas of your body, releasing any tensions you may be feeling after your operation and leave you feeling blissed out. I’m a qualified scar therapy and post natal rehabilitation specialist so I will be able to asses your healing process and how your can move forward with the most exquisite self care, we will be together for 90 minutes of care just for you. Your third session with me takes place at about 6-8 weeks after giving birth. We introduce some very gentle movement therapy involving breathing and releases helping to free up those scar adhesions and start to help your posture and alignment that may have limitations due to the scar. You will also receive a wonderful home care package so you can continue your self massage and movement therapy at home to aid in your recovery. This package gives you 4 hours of 1:1 time together with me you are in good hands, I’ve over 30 years experience in women’s health and wellness working in Soft Tissue, Scar, Massage & Movement Therapy, Specialising in, Pilates, Mindfulness, Post Natal Recovery & 3rd Age Wellbeing. My Recovery Package gives you control over your decision and will lead towards a positive and prepared experience for you and your family . Cost £187 O r Three monthly instalments of £62.50