Sometimes we can get so caught up on the next best supplement, therapy, or biohack that we forget to focus on the foundational pillars to health, with many of them actually being free.
7 Free Tools to aid in your mental, emotional, and spiritual health:
Prioritizing Sleep. Aim to be in bed and asleep by 10pm to help optimize circadian rhythm and get quality, restorative sleep. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night, doing the very best you can in the season of life you’re in. If you aren’t repairing (exactly what’s happening when you sleep), you aren’t healing.
Limit screentime. Set a timer when using social media and only follow people who bring positive energy / value to your scroll.
Move. Be mindful about moving every single day for blood flow, lymphatic flow, endorphin release for mental health, etc. I have my clients aim for 20 minutes of walking each day as our foundation for physical movement. If you’re not quite there yet, work in the direction thereof! Or mix it up with a yoga class, resistance training workout you stream on youtube, or even dancing around your living room!
Prayer and meditation. Quieting your mind and creating space to realign with yourself and God is so essential for the nervous system.
Sunshine. Fuel your cells with light to help create more cellular energy AND support your circadian rhythm! Yes, getting in the sun can help you get better sleep too! Try and get some sunshine whenever you can. But if you can manage to get even a few minutes in the morning and as the sun is setting, it can do wonders for your sleep cycle!
Grounding. Take off your shoes and socks, or even getting your bare hands in the soil in your garden can help “ground” you with the natural energy from the earth, reduce cellular stress, and shift the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic toward parasympathetic activation. When activated, the parasympathetic system slows our heart and breathing rates, promotes better digestion, lowers blood pressure, and puts us in more of a “healing” state.
Consuming positive content. Be intentional about the music, tv shows, movies, books, and social media posts you consume. Ever hear the saying, “you are the average of the 5 people you’re surrounded by the most”? This goes for your content too!!! You become like and your cells become wired with the type of energy from the content you regularly consume!
And if that wasn’t enough, we have countless free resources for you over on my Instagram channel, including numerous highlight bubbles on my profile dedicated to teaching you about some of the most common root causes to health issues and ways to begin addressing them, Plus resources like my free 3 Day Drainage clinic that gives you countless steps you can take to address this first, essential step to healing!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the investment of your health, start with what is free and openly available to you. You just have to be willing to take the steps to leverage the resources!