fully focusing your mind on balance, flow, and movement.
3. Nature Walks
Nature has a beautiful way of opening you up to receive the world’s energy and also helps to put life into perspective. While anxieties are always valid and worthy, being out in nature reminds us how big the world is.
Nature can also provide an ‘escape’ from reality. You can also receive benefits from the endorphins that come from physical activity.
This post-workout chemical improves mood and can reduce stress.
Practice mindfulness by exploring your thoughts. Using a journal to jot down feelings, thoughts, or memories can help with processing them. While some may feel hesitant to start writing, the point of journaling is to just put words on paper.
Your journal can be for your eyes only. This removes the pressure of having to write to perfection. Putting your emotions on paper helps articulate them better and might help with pinpointing the root cause of stress and anxiety.
While mindfulness will not eliminate all of your IBS symptoms, it can help make life a little easier and possibly reduce the severity of flare-ups.
Consider adding some of these tips into your daily life and see how your symptoms improve!