June is the home of the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, known as the summer solstice. With that in mind here’s what we’re doing more of to enhance our wellbeing in these deliciously long, warm days of July.
- Cutting down to almost zero, our intake of tea and coffee
- Eating more tomatoes which are in season and now taste utterly delicious and in their ultimate fresh season in the UK
- Eating raw food as much as possible
- Releasing negative thoughts as much as we can through the use of cold showers, wild swimming and getting out into nature
- Taking time to light a candle before bedtime to connect to the sun. Along with this we’re making a commitment to say good morning or good evening to the sun on a regular basis during the summer. This brings immeasurable happiness and gratitude for being alive, uplifts our mood, tops us up with some vitamin D and is invigorating for our mental and emotional health.
- Put fresh local/wild flowers around the house. Also, this time of year is when it is said that plants and herbs have their best medicinal qualities
- Staying up late to do some stargazing
- Going to be early so we can get up to see the sun rise at 4.45am
- Summer is an incredible time to connect with water. So we’re drinking plenty of it and swimming as much as we can in it. Water calms our nervous system and sea swimming has huge benefits.
- Going light on lunches. It’s best to avoid heavily cooked, processed or spicy foods and heavier ingredients such as nuts, seeds and cultured foods. Soups, gazpachos, smoothies (not ice-cold), salads and easy-going snacks are the best foods for summer lunches.
So if these resonate with you, why not join in with us on some of these to help ease the stress and anxiety that comes with modern living.