Who would've ever thought that the gooey substance known as 'Slime' is actually an amazing therapy tool for our mental health?! It's true. And you might be quite familiar with the slime craze from hearing about it through friends or seeing it on your instagram explore page.
What used to be just a "kid's toy" has now been re-invented into something that can be used by anyone of any age! You can be 8 or you can be 102 years old and can still benefit from the amazing things that slime has to offer.
In today's Blog Post I'm going to list
5 Ways That Slime Is Good For Your Mental Health:
1.) It allows you to be present- in the moment.
When you are playing with slime, you are using 4/5 of your senses. Touch, hearing, sight, and smell (not taste because slime is not edible as good as it may look). When you are using all of your senses at once like this you are practicing mindfulness, which grounds you and relieves any negative feelings you might experience throughout the day.
2.) It helps you focus
As everyone knows, kids have a difficult time concentrating on things for a long period of time. But give any child some slime and you'll be surprised at how long they can play with it for without getting distracted! Anyone who plays with slime gets immersed in the experience because they are engaging all their senses. It's almost similar to when you're watching a really good movie, but instead, with slime you are engaging your touch and smelling senses. A lot of teens and college students also find that slime helps them focus more when they are studying!
3.) It's calming.
I think every adult's favorite thing about slime is how calming it can be. It is known to lower stress levels and put you in a better mood. After a long day of work and getting ready to wind down to go to sleep, slime is a fantastic addition to the routine to add some calmness to your night. Our Sleep - Aromatherapy Slime is actually perfect for this.
4.) It heals and unlocks your inner child.
As we grow up and become adults, we forget to play and have fun. By playing, we invite joy and vitality into our lives! You literally trigger and release endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals, by playing with slime! We all know that play is crucial in a child's self-development process, but it's also crucial for adults too to stay healthy.
5.) It decreases symptoms of anxiety.
To put it into simple words, slime is basically a stress toy. Yes, like a stress ball. By squishing, poking and stretching your slime with your hands you are releasing any tension in your body. When you hold too much tension in your body, you can experience symptoms of stress and anxiety that are never pleasant. Our Anxiety Ease - Aromatherapy Slime is our first Aromatherapy slime that we ever made and has been a favorite for the calming effects it offers from the essential oils. We recommend trying it out if you ever find yourself anxious and want some quick relief with some amazing scented slime.
As someone who is an advocate for mental health awareness and also an owner of a slime business, I have a huge passion for creating products that can improve someone's wellbeing on the daily. I am always filled with joy and gratitude when someone tells me that our products have helped them through some rough time when their mental health was at a low. I started my slime business when my mental health was at a very bad low and the fact that I can now help others the same way gives me purpose to what I'm doing.