Best 5-minute Meditation to Relieve your from Stress

As a mom, one of the reasons we get stressed is not having enough time to do the things we need to. What if I tell you to that giving 5-minute of your busy day to meditate can relieve you from that stress?

Yes! Why not simply just get on with your day sans the STRESS??! Yes, It’s possible!

Feeling stressed, tired, or worn out? Don’t have time to attend yoga or don’t have a sitter for your little ones? No problem! This 5-minute meditation plan is exactly what you need to get your day back on track! Stress is normal. It happens to all of us! It’s just a matter of how you relieve that stress, and I’m here to give you a simple and effective way! 

1. Find a quiet place where distractions are nonexistent. For the next 5 minutes, your focus needs to be solely on the meditation.

2. Take a seat on the floor, bed, chair or couch. Cross your legs, leave them straight out, or lay down. The key is to not disrupt the meditation with movement. The most comfortable position for you is ideal. For the next 5 minutes, you will get lost in your meditation and movement would disrupt the tranquility. 

3. Select your background music (waterfalls or soft piano music is a great choice) and add a few drops of lemon and lavender essential oil to your diffuser. 

4. Set your timer to 5 minutes. That way, you don’t need to wonder when the 5 minutes are up- your timer will do that for you! 

5. Begin your meditation. Close your eyes and relax. Visualize the stress and tension exiting your body from your head to your toes! Clear your mind of all thoughts, focus on your breathing, and letting go. Make sure to keep your eyes closed for the entire meditation, just don’t fall asleep! Do this for 5 minutes until your timer goes off. 

6. After your meditation, slowly get up from your quiet spot and enjoy a glass of refreshing lemon water. You are renewed so freshen up! 

Meditation is the perfect tool to redirect your body and bring you back to the present. You can meditate for the first 5 minutes of your day, after a long days work, or during your lunch break. You can do this meditation on vacation, in the parking lot of your favorite store, or your work. As you become more familiar with your meditation, feel free to increase the time from 5 minutes to 10 or 15 minutes!

By spending 5 minutes redirecting your body and mind to ease stress, you are increasing your mental and emotional strength, determination, and drive. There’s a wonderful feeling about a mind and stress cleanse! The beauty is, as simple and short as this meditation seems, the benefits of a quick 5-minute meditation are astounding. Give it a try yourself!

I hope this helps you get by your day much easier than before momma! Remember that you’re doing great in everything that you do! And if nobody has told you in a while, let me be the one to tell you, YOUR ARE AMAZING!

I’d like to leave you this amazing quote from Reba McEntire to affirm:

I have a lot to be thankful for.

I am healthy, happy, and I am loved.

Reba McEntire

Hope you read my last article and teach your kids the importance not to whine as well.

Get the Best Natural and Bulk Food from this Great Place in Singapore

This Blog post is sponsored by The Source Bulk Food Singapore. You may find them at Cluny Court, Great World City, and their newest outlet coming out this November at Northshore Plaza. Make sure to follow them on Instagram @thesourcesg for their latest deals.

Nutrition is one of the most aspects of Physical Self-Care. Mainly because it’s the one of the best way to nourish our body, which is through eating. Know as the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses them, and the relationship between diet, health, and disease.

Having good nutrition also means caring for yourself as you understand the relationship of the food you take-in and its effect for you to create a better sense of balance in life.

Sadly, we are only thought of the basics of nutrition in school (a place that most of us thought would teach us everything we would need to be better prepared for life). As a matter of fact, s I’m reviewing my daughters for their science exams yesterday (they’re currently in Primary 1 &2), that’s when I realise that we were only thought of the food pyramid. You know, the Go, Grow, and Glow foods?!

With every marketing ad we encounter everyday selling unhealthy food, would that be enough???

OF COURSE NOT!!!

Benefits of eating well/ having good nutrition:

  • It gives you the energy you need to keep active throughout the day
  • It gives you the nutrients you need for growth and repair, help you stay strong & healthy, and prevent you from diet-related illness

That being said, it’s not hard to deny how important nutrition is. But how and where to start, you might ask? Great question! It starts with planning your meals and knowing where to buy them.

The Source Bulk Foods Singapore is the best place to get every natural and bulk goods you’ll need to cook the best delicious meals without compromising its nutritional value. What’s great about this shop is that you can get quality food and great healthy options and save yourself from thinking much about the environment as you enjoy their products with a zero-waste approach.

They cater to wheat and grain free, paleo, vegan, and organic devotees. They also provide alternatives for those with intolerances and allergies. Everything that you’ll need, right?!

They have stores in Australia, New Zealand, UK and got two existing outlets here in Singapore at Cluny Court and Great World City. There’ll be another one coming soon this November at Northshore Plaza.

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Here are other things you can do to practice to make sure your nutrition is in tip-top:

Take multivitamins everyday. We each know how great or poorly our diet could be at times. This helps to make-up on those nutrient deficiencies that can have major impact on how we feel mentally, physically, and emotionally everyday.

Get colourful. The more colour the better nutrition you get. Load your plate with fruits and vegetables.

Eat regularly. Emptying your tank only causes fatigue, low energy, brain fog, and feeling hungry. When you finally do eat, the first thing any human would commonly do is to overeat, then feel guilty afterwards. You don’t want to do that.

Don’t be afraid of fat. We tend to forget of the healthy fats we also and can consume daily. This can be found in fish, olive oil, avocado, and nuts.

Adopt an 80/20 mindset. 80% mindful eating or sticking to nutrition-related goals and 20% being just you is enough to leave you to be human and feel less stressed and guilty with your eating habits.

Ditch your diet. Your body needs nourishment not restriction. Nutrition is a better half of Self-Care. The notion of dieting and having all these restrictions results to guilt and stress. That defeats the point of Self-Care in general.

The bottom line is thin of food and nutrition as nourishment and fuel for your body. You don’t want to load your car with gasoline when you know it works on diesel only. Find the right balance. Don’t beat yourself up for having a slice of cake. Just make sure you eat a variety of healthy food to balance it out.

Check out my interview with Holistic Nutritionist Teresa Pena of Balanced Nutrition Lab and learn more on how important having a Healthy diet can make an impact to your own Self-Care. See video below and be inspired to make better eating decisions.