When you’re feeling down it’s hard to muster up the energy to look after yourself, let alone your family. However, sometimes quick-fixes can go a long way.
Below are a few 5-minute bounce-backs to beat stress, depression and negativity.
Listen to music
Put together a feel-good playlist. According to the Journal of Positive Psychology, researchers found that upbeat music had an instantaneous effect on mood. If that doesn’t do the trick, here’s another.
Researchers have found that self-massage can help increase blood flow and make you feel more awake. A simple way to do this, at home or at work, is with a set of Bellabaci soft and hard body cups. Apply essential oils or the Bellabaci Stress No More Genie to the affected area and then proceed with your body Cup. Use your hand to squeeze the silicone-cup and then place it gently onto the skin until you feel the negative pressure suction, continue to gently massage the area in circles. You are guaranteed to feel instant relief after a 5-minute self-massage.
Stop and smell the roses
When you smell something beautiful you immediately feel uplifted. Use a blend of energy-boosting natural ingredients and you will find instant relief. We recommend the Bellabaci Deep Relax Pure Essential Complex, a potent blend of organic essential oils including with Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Neroli and Lime to lift the senses and calm the emotions.
Get your body moving
Who says you need to complete a 30-minute Joe Wicks workout or online yoga class to feel better. 5 minutes or 15 sun salutations is more than enough time to get your body moving and your juices flowing. Add some deep breathing and you’ll lessen feelings of fatigue. Place one hand on your stomach and the other on your chest, then inhale through the nose, letting your hand on your stomach push out while your chest stays still. Then exhale through the mouth, using your hand on your stomach to push air out. Repeat 3 times.
Clear a headache
Headaches or migraines are often brought on by dehydration, so the first step should always be to drink a glass of water. Still not working? Try Cupping? This ancient gentle massage using modernized Bellabaci Facial or Bambino Cups is proven to relieve pressure build-up around the temples and forehead. Gently massage the area for 5 minutes and feel complete relaxation and stress relief.