3 Ways Water Is Good For Your Soul
There’s no doubt that life can throw a lot at you. And when those not-so-good situations begin to take their toll on your well-being, it can be a tricky situation to navigate. While you might have go-to methods for dealing with rocky times, it’s always good to have tricks up your sleeve for the next time it happens.
What’s interesting about taking care of your well-being is that it’s often the simplest things that can have the most profound impact. Spending time in and around the water is one of them. Here are three ways water is good for your soul.
1. It Invites a Sense of Calm and Happiness
Have you ever noticed how being around water; whether it’s something as simple as a hot bath or shower, or something more extravagant like a trip to the beach, can just make you feel better?
There’s a good reason behind that. Water heals. The feel, the sound, the smells and the overall tranquility of being in or around the water can work wonders for your mind. It’s so effective that making it a staple in your life should be at the top of your priority list.
Even though a special aromatherapy bath or shower now and then is amazing, why not take it to the next level and treat yourself to the ultimate escape with your very own backyard pool? Imagine coming home at the end of the day feeling stressed out or anxious and letting all your worries melt away while you swim a few laps. Think of how wonderful it would be to escape reality, even if just for a small amount of time, to focus on how the water feels on your skin and how wonderful it is to be completely weightless.
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2. It Can Provide Perspective
Have you ever taken a walk or gone for a run in the rain? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. Chances are you’ll come back from it with a newfound perspective, a clearer mind and even boosted confidence.
Aside from making sure you have proper gear, there’s nothing else you need other than the will to get outside. If you’re wondering why exercising in the rain is different than getting out on a clear day, there are a few things that might surprise you.
Rainy weather clears the air, making it cleaner and fresher. And did you know that rain has a specific scent? Walking in the rain also exposes you to different sights and sounds, whether it’s rushing waters or puddles to walk through. You’ll also notice that there’s less foot traffic, giving you a unique opportunity to walk in solitude.
Are you noticing a theme here? Walking in the rain is a true treat for the senses, which will leave you feeling alive and balanced.
3. It Can Improve Your Sleep
When you’re not feeling your best, your chances of tossing and turning at night or having overall feelings of restlessness increase. And when your sleep is affected, you’re bound to notice the negative impact it can have on your overall well-being. Spending time in or around the water can help you to balance your hormones and your mind, which will make it easier for you to get the sleep you deserve.
Try making water exposure a regular part of your routine, whether it’s time in the pool each day or a hot, relaxing bath or shower as part of your wind-down bedtime routine. For the ultimate treat, plan a trip when time allows where you can truly relax on a beach and reap all the benefits of salty sea air and ocean water.
When you’re sleeping better, your entire outlook on life will improve. You’ll be healthier, happier and more able to cope with whatever life throws your way.
When life gets tough, there are so many things you can do. And while everyone will handle stress and upset differently, having specific ways to help yourself is incredibly important. Why not put water at the top of your list?
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