Self-soothing our senses

Self-soothing our senses

Our days are becoming more and more intense, partly because of the speed with which we pursue our lives. The stress that this causes often has a negative impact on our well-being. We are more physically tense. At the mental level, we are impatient, our memory is less efficient and our temples tighten our forehead and eyes. At the heart level, we are more closed to unexpected events and fear invades us for nothing. This is the beginning of negative thoughts. They will only get worse, or worse, become the backdrop of our daily life if we do not apply simple and effective methods of well-being.

Self-soothing is a quick and effective way to reduce the intensity of negative emotions. You can calm and heal yourself by using your different senses. Here is a list of self-soothing activities involving sight, touch, sound, smell and taste.

Sight: dim lighting, relaxing colors on walls, objects and clothing, a sleep mask, reading or for those who don't like to read a coloring book.

Do exercises for tired eyes, for example: sit with your back straight and without moving your head, look slowly to the right, then to the ceiling, to the left and down. Repeat this eye movement 10 times in a clockwise direction and then back again.

Avoiding screens is a great way to relax your eyesight, which will have a direct influence on the health of your nervous system. Challenge yourself to turn off your cell phone for a period of time during the day and also at night.

Touch: soft objects, stuffed animals, massages, acupressure, hot/cold showers, heated blankets, cuddling, petting a pet, kissing, using a facial mist (try our Toning Floral Water scented with the essential oil of your choice for an instant facial refreshment).

Hearing: autonomous sensory meridian response or ASMR: a phenomenon in which some people experience relaxation in the presence of soft sound triggers, such as whispers, and repetitive, caring movements. Although ASMR has only recently become a topic of discussion and study, it is popular as a relaxation aid and as a self-treatment for a variety of conditions.

Nature sounds, guided meditations, binaural beats (a new form of sound wave therapy) and classical music are other effective means of self-soothing through sound.

Smell: Aromatherapy, fresh air, candles, incense, comforting smells (blanket, clothes). Cooking good fresh, whole foods, gardening, applying natural fragrances and eliminating synthetic fragrances that are made from petrochemical ingredients, solvents, preservatives and dyes. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, nearly 3,000 chemical ingredients are used to create these synthetic fragrances!
Instead, try our LISA NOTO Perfume oils, 100% natural and designed to provide a unique sensory experience that subtly exhilarates for hours.

Taste: strong flavors, hot drinks, slow eating, nostalgic flavors.

The various suggestions for self-soothing through the senses are not suitable for everyone. It is important to always be informed before trying unfamiliar wellness methods. Listening to yourself on your wellness journey is paramount. The advice here is based on various articles and personal experience and is in no way prescribed by a health professional. The goal is to encourage you to find simple and effective ways to reduce stress and improve your well-being.

What is your favorite way to reduce the intensity of your day through your senses? 
Simplicity can also be effective!
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