Start your day with warm water and lemon
Starting your morning with a fresh glass of warm lemon water can help cleanse your body and support digestion. The lemon helps to stimulate the Liver in Chinese Medicine and encourages peristalsis aka bowel movement.
Incorporate the 4-7-8 breathing technique throughout the day:
Inhale through your nose for 4 counts, hold for a count of 7 and exhale out your mouth for a count of 8. This is a good practice throughout your day. This helps to down regulate your sympathetic nervous system, allowing you to destress at different points during the day. This is also a great breath technique before you go to sleep.
Nourish your body with real food
One size does not fit all and there are so many different ways to nourish your body. Choosing real foods and organic (when applicable) is the best starting point. Click the food icon to explore recipes from Eating Well.
Get outside early in the morning
20 minutes of sunlight on your face can really change your day and also improve your sleep by resetting your circadian rhythm. Click the sun for the science.
Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing we are more than our thought and our feelings. It also helps us regulate our nervous system. Check out Brain.FM by clicking the meditation icon for more information.
Try the free app: How We Feel
A journal for your well-being. The How We Feel Project is a nonprofit organization created by scientists, designers, engineers, and therapists to help everyone better understand their own emotions.