What do you do when you feel stressed or anxious all the time? How do you combat any negativity that threatens to creep in and ruin your day?
In the midst of the pandemic, you might be feeling a little lost or like your life has no structure. That’s why it’s important to establish a routine that helps you be healthier and happier. The good news is, smudging can be a really helpful part of your day.
We get asked all the time, “Why don’t I feel better after I smudge?” The truth is, it takes more than just one smudge to see all the many benefits of smudging. In fact, incorporating smudging into your daily routine is one of the best ways to see the long term benefits of smudging.
To help you determine if smudging daily is right for you, today we’re talking about some of the key benefits of smudging every day and how they can help you live a happier, healthier life.
Smudging can help us cleanse our minds of negativity and chaotic energy and instead welcome positivity and gratitude into our lives. The more you reinforce that new, positive energy by smudging repeatedly, the less negativity you will experience.
You can smudge in the mornings when you get up, before you go to bed, or really at whatever time works best for you. The important part is making it a part of your routine.
If you’re someone who has a gratitude routine, such as journaling or meditating, you might try adding smudging to those daily activities, as this can help reinforce both habits and give you an easy way to make smudging a part of your daily activities.
If you’re diligent about smudging daily, there are some powerful benefits to routinely smudging instead of just smudging once.
Benefits of smudging daily
1) Cleansing your space of negative energy
Smudging frequently not only cleanses your space of negative energy, but makes sure it stays that way! By smudging daily, you are regularly inviting positivity and mindfulness into your space, which can really help you feel good.
A happy space makes us happier! The more good and positive energy you invite in, the better you will feel.
2) Enhancing clarity and focus
Smudging clears our heads and enhances focus, making daily smudging a great way to enhance and empower your day-to-day life.
We have so much that we have to accomplish and think about every single day and it’s easy to feel bogged down or lethargic. Smudging every day can enhance your mind, allowing you to accomplish more and feel better throughout the day.
3) Reducing stress and anxiety
Studies show that smudging with sage can help reduce anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. In general, smudging has been known to lift our spirits!
Smudging is a great way to relax and refocus on gratitude and positivity. When you eliminate stress and anxiety from your life, you’ll sleep better, be able to focus more easily, and you’ll even see your relationships with people around you improve.
4) Improving your overall health and wellbeing
All of these benefits should combine to make you a healthier, happier person -- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Smudging helps establish a positive environment and helps us get rid of negative thoughts, past traumas, bad experiences, or even just bad days. Helping establish a more positive environment for yourself aids your overall well being. Engaging in a daily ritual like this can really help you change your mindset and your life.
Not only is smudging good for you mentally, but smudging with sage is good for our bodies, often acting as a way to relieve pain.
No matter what reason you are personally smudging, smudging has something to offer absolutely everyone. Making it a part of your daily routine is the best way to invite these extensive benefits into your life in order to live happier.
How to smudge every day
We’ve talked about just a few of the benefits of smudging every day, but there are so many more. If you’re ready to make smudging a part of your daily routine, you can start to do so in a few easy steps:
- Pick a time of day that works best for you or when you will feel most focused or present in the moment
- Think about what other positive habits you would like to reinforce while smudging
- Identify your intentions for daily smudging
With a little practice, you can easily make smudging a part of your everyday life and set yourself up for daily positivity, gratitude, mindfulness, and wellbeing.
We recommend smudging in the morning because this will help you carry good energy, good intentions, and positivity throughout the rest of your day.