T'is the Season to Namaste at Home
Welcome to Hello, Noetic! Whether you are an OG homebody, or are newly anointed due to circumstance, it has been particularly hard this year to retain a consistent zen zone at home. We hope our shop will inspire you to embrace the cozy lifestyle and lean into its comforts.
Haikus are known as poetry in one breath in Japan. Our first tip is in haiku form:
Remember to Breathe/Your lungs fill UP like Balloons/deflate- Ah, Relief!
Take a deep breath, inhaling through your nose to feel your lungs expand. Imagine your lungs are balloons. Hold your breath for 5 seconds and slowly exhale to release for 7 seconds. Imagine your balloons (lungs) deflating. Repeat this sequence 5 times. Ah, much better.
Whether you are preparing for the holidays or simply trying to get through the end of this year, it is so crucial to make space for your sanity. Please seek professional mental health services if your anxiety or blues are going on for much longer than two weeks at a time without any breaks in between and is affecting your functioning in various areas of life. These may be signs of depression. Breaks include small moments of joy and reprieve. Nourishing your mind, body and soul are key. You can help create conditions for reprieve by practicing gratitude, giving, meditating, healing, resting, creating art, taking a long, warm aromatherapy shower or bath, reading a book with your favorite beverage of choice, doing yoga by candlelight, watching a funny video, eating a tasty nutritious meal, chatting with a good friend, journaling or taking a walk for some fresh air. Through it all, Remember to Breathe.
Find what works for you and keep showing up for yourself. Bookmark this page and save our IG post for later. We promise these small actions will help you get through this season and into whatever 2021 brings.
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Thank you for the Haiku exercise and advice! Reminders like these helps during these tough times.