7 Activities to Help Calm the Nervous System
Finding the right activities to soothe a stressed-out nervous system isn’t always easy. Sometimes we need the safety of routine and familiarity, and sometimes we need something new to break out of unhelpful habits. Sometimes we don’t realize we’re in a fight-or-flight state until we’re spiraling into a full-blown meltdown or we’re already absolutely burnt out, and other times we’re able to heed the warning signs and prevent that from happening. Either way, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which has the power to override stress and bring the body back into balance, is the best defense for our overall health and well-being. Here are some ideas for keeping your nervous system regulated, your peace of mind intact, and your daily life in flow.