5 Tips for Cultivating a Calm Weekend + Natural Vitality Giveaway

After a mind rattling week filled with project deadlines, travel planning and interpersonal family discord, I’m ready for a weekend of quiet calm. This is my time to dial it back, bring everything back into focus and prepare myself for the week ahead with more clarity and balance. Here are my top 5 tips on how to cultivate calm.

1. Start the day with a green drink. I can achieve a much deeper state of relaxation if I’m not suffering from digestive issues and bloating. This combination of mint, cucumber, fennel, ginger and apple goes down smooth! Get the green smoothie recipe in the free Calmful Balance eGuide.

2. De-clutter your space. I spend 10 minutes organizing my desk, scanning receipts, and filing away loose ends from the previous week before I hunker down in full weekend chillax mode. Clear space = clear mind

3. Practice Progressive Relaxation. Tense the muscles, one body part at a time, to achieve a state of calm. Inhale, squeeze, exhale, release. Repeat.

4. Aromatherapy. Nothing can transport me from chaos to calm faster than fragrance. Currently, I’m obsessed with lavender essential oil spritzed on my pillows for instant tranquility.

5. Take a magnesium + calcium supplement.  All of my stress manifests itself in the form of a physical cramp or pain. Most commonly, I’d wake up in the middle of the night with restless leg syndrome. To help calm my nerves and relax my muscles, I’ve been taking Natural Vitality Natural Calm plus calcium. Mix 1 teaspoon of the raspberry-lemon flavored vegan, gluten-free drink mix into 8 oz. water. This has been a lifesaver on many sleepless nights. I usually get relief from cramps about 30 minutes after taking Natural Calm.

:: Giveaway Details ::

One winner will be chosen on Feb.20, 2015 to receive a $100 Natural Vitality gift certificate! You must have a US shipping address to be eligible to win. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hrs to claim the prize or an alternate winner will be chosen.

To Enter:

1) Download the Calmful Balance eGuide

2) Leave me a comment letting me know how you create calm in your life.

Good luck! Want more tips to enjoy life with more fun, ease and less stress? The Calmful Balance eGuide is here to help with tips, recipes and reflections on bringing balance to:

Your home
What you eat (5 new recipes!)
How you shop
Helping the planet
Handling stress

We promise we won’t tell you what you’re doing wrong or report on the latest health scares. Instead we offer up inspirational ideas to realistically add some balance to your life.   Download your free Calmful Balance eGuide

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Natural Vitality. The opinions in this post are my own.

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  1. I create calm by getting alone and praying to my Prince of Peace. He restores the energy of peace and serenity in my life and when I focus on Him I am at rest. Love! <3 😀

  2. I practice saying one thing I am grateful for every day which helps me feel less stressed. Oh, and candles! Candles make me calm. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I cultivate calm by practicing deep breathing, by wearing ear plugs, sipping herbal tea, and taking lavender epsom salt baths.

  4. Hi Cobi! Enjoy your weekend, I hope you feel rested and relaxed soon!
    For me Qigong works very well, and also walking in nature.
    Thanks for your great recipes, I made the Lembas Bread, and the lentil soup,i liked them both very much.Grettings from Holland.

  5. I create calm in my life by drink CALM! Seriously, I love this stuff!

  6. Hiya Cobi honey: Yes Calm drink is a must for me. I have been so stressed since dad death this past Sept 26, 2014 and now with mom health issues and living situation I’m almost bonkers I tell ya. I went back to old eating habits, and all that junk, not working out put back on 15 lbs. Finally I realized that sleep is my best relaxation. I cherish it now. I had to unplug, PC off, cell phone off I’ll deal with it later my sleep is where it’s at. I have to sleep 8-9 hours or I’m not worth a flip. Epsom salt baths have been a wonderful for me since this horrific event took place. I’m starting to do deep breathing and stretch not full yoga just stretch and decompressing my body.

  7. I create calm by creating a few minutes all to myself everyday. Some days it might be 30 minutes or an hour, other days it is just 5 minutes.

  8. Yoga for sure. Although I need to get there more often!

  9. With two little ones its hard but we find our calm right before bed while we are reading books and saying our prayers together!

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