If you’ve been feeling off or just plain tired since Daylight Savings Time (DST), you’re not alone. Researchers have discovered that DST can disrupt sleep patterns, mirror the effects of jetlag and even trigger emotional distress or lapses in judgment.
Fortunately, summertime was made for unwinding and recuperating. Here are a few ideas for staying centered and serene this summer:
Open your windows.
The refreshing breeze aside, opening your windows brings fresh air in and pushes stuffy indoor air out. Health experts advise cracking a window all year long, even in winter, to allow venting of “indoor air pollution” from cleaning products to mold spores.
Listen to the crickets.
If your windows are open, you’ll have an easier chance hearing them! Psychologists have long studied the calming effect of organic sounds, from the pitter-pat of raindrops to the chirps of birds. Research indicates that listening to crickets or other natural noises can lower stress and improve your mood.
Fireflies and roses
What do these two wildly different life forms have in common? They are summertime sensations, bringing joy and serenity to all who notice them. The health benefits of deliberately slowing yourself down and taking it easy, from lowering your blood pressure to boosting serenity, remain uncontested. So stop and smell the roses at lunch, or take a moment to marvel at the fireflies this evening while cooking dinner. Little moments of tranquility can add up to a whole lot of happiness!
We are on a mission to help you live beautifully from the inside out. Are you ready to be inspired and enjoy radiant-looking skin? Find an Environ stockist near you by calling 877.337.6227 today.