Finding Time for More Mellow: 10 Ways to De-Stress Your Day

Finding Time for More Mellow: 10 Ways to De-Stress Your Day

In our fast-paced world, finding moments of tranquility and relaxation is more important than ever. As a body engineer and embodiment/life coach, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of incorporating mellow moments into our daily lives. Not only does it enhance our mental and physical well-being, but it also allows us to connect more deeply with ourselves and the world around us. Here are ten practical tips to infuse your day with a sense of calm and well-being.

1. Start with Mindful Mornings

Begin your day with a simple mindfulness practice. Spend five minutes in silence, focusing on your breath or sipping your morning coffee or tea with full attention to its aroma and taste. Remind yourself that this is a morning ritual for you. This sets a serene tone for the day ahead.

2. Nature Walks

Immerse yourself in nature. A brief walk in a park or along a trail can dramatically shift your perspective, helping to reduce stress and boost mood.

3. Gratitude Journaling

Take a few minutes each day to jot down things you're grateful for. This practice can shift your focus from what's lacking to the abundance present in your life.

4. Digital Detox

Set aside intentional time away from screens. Even a short break can decrease stress levels and improve your state of mind.

5. Nourish with Intent

Eat one meal a day in silence, focusing on the flavors and textures of your food. Put your silverware down between each bite and be present to enjoy the experience. This act of mindful eating can be a form of meditation, bringing a peaceful pause to your day.

6. Aromatherapy

Incorporate calming scents into your environment. Lavender, chamomile, or our Hellomellow's Uplift blend can soothe the mind and uplift the spirit. Clean scents, unlike toxic perfumes, inspire you to breathe more deeply, which in turn mellows you out.

7. Yoga or Gentle Stretching

Integrate gentle yoga poses or stretching into your routine. This physical activity releases tension from the body and promotes mental relaxation. I find just laying on my back on the floor in a dimly lit room for 5 minutes can shift my vibe to mellow any time of the day. Add one of our Energy Shifting Sprays to enhance the experience. Spray the room and spritz it on your hands, rub your hands together, place over your nose, and take 3 to 5 deep breaths. I promise you will feel a shift in your energy!

8. Connect with Loved Ones

Spend quality time with family or friends. Deep, meaningful connections can foster a sense of peace and belonging. Even if it’s a phone call or FaceTime, make time for the people who fill you up.

9. Creative Expression

Engage in a creative hobby without a goal in mind. Painting, writing, or gardening can be meditative activities that allow your mind to rest. Don;t judge yourself, this is about having fun. The other day I sat with my daughter and we made hand painted cards to send to friends. About three cards in I felt myself dropping, de-stressing, relaxing. I was in awe at how doing something just for fun was helping me get to a deep feeling of mellow. 

10. Evening Wind-Down

Create a nighttime routine that signals your body it's time to slow down. This might include reading, a warm bath, listening to calming music before bed, or a cup or tea.

Here are some of my favorite teas:

The Republic of Tea - Good Hope Vanilla Herbal Red Tea, Naturally Caffeine-Free African Rooibus is the tea I am known for, I give it to clients after each session and we chuckle about whether they come back for the session or the amazing tea. Ok so I know they come for the session but trust me, they do not leave without their tea! I love this tea as an after dinner treat. It is naturally a little sweet with no caffeine, it’s like a warm blanket and dessert without the sugar or calories. And did you know vanilla helps you unwind and sleep better? This is good stuff, trust me. details 
Another nighttime favorite of mine for my evening unwind is FGO Organic Lemon Balm Tea. details
But you know how some days it is harder to settle? Luxmi Estates Valerian Dream Night Time Herbal Loose Leaf Tea 50g Pack | with Chamomile, Lavender & Valerian Root is my newest addition for any time of the day when I am feeling the need of a cup of mellow, and it is really working to help balance my system and chill me out! details


Be sure also to incorporate our new let-go-of-the-day ritual box. A nightly practice is sure to send you calmly into dreamland.

 The Importance of Being Mellow

Incorporating these mellow moments into our lives isn't just about relaxation; it's about nurturing our overall well-being. Chronic stress can have detrimental effects on both our physical health—increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions—and our mental health, leading to anxiety and depression. By actively seeking out peaceful moments, we not only counteract these health risks but also improve our quality of life.

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Real Results

Adopting these practices can lead to profound changes. Many of my clients have reported improved sleep, greater resilience to stress, enhanced focus, and a deeper sense of happiness and contentment in their lives. By choosing to add more mellow to your day, you're not just taking a break; you're embarking on a journey towards a more balanced, peaceful life.

Remember, finding mellow moments isn't about adding another 'to-do' to your list; it's about creating small pockets of peace that enrich your day. Start with one or two practices and notice the difference they make. Here's to a more mellow, mindful, and magnificent life!

Keep it mellow,


tracy feldstein 

Tracy Feldstein is the Founder and Chief Mellow Maker at hellomellow. Tracy has been hand-crafting hellomelllow skincare products since 2007. 

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