“Learning to RELAX….”
Ok, so lets be honest. Relaxing in this day and age, is a rare thing. If you do find time to actually relax, it usually isn’t for that long before you have to get busy again, or you can’t even FULLY relax, because your mind is so clogged up with what you have to do, who you have to call, when you’re doing the laundry, who stole your sandwich from the fridge at work… LOL, we ALWAYS have something going on, that we never find the time to just unplug, and unwind a little bit.
This blog post is on some relaxation tips you can try at home when you are in desperate need of a “moment” to just RELAX…
I think this is the most common form of quick relaxing that most of us are familiar with. Take a moment, close your eyes, and just take long, deep breaths. In through the nose, and out through the mouth. This helps calm you down, and is a great tip for someone who works in stressful situations too. It helps slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure.
TALK TO SOMEONE/ REACH OUT
A good way to relax, and de-stress from a certain situation, is to talk to someone. In this regard, I would advise talking to someone completely objective and a person that doesn’t know you as well personally. It will help you collect and clarify your thoughts. It helps you think differently to how you would normally react. This is turn takes the pressure off you a little bit more, and helps relax you.
LEARN TO SAY NO
Saying ‘no’ to something is NOT a bad thing, especially if its going to impact you in a negative way, or add more stress to an already stressful situation. If you are being asked to over-extend yourself at work, with something you are not really mandated to do, then it is ok to say “no”. Saying yes all the time leaves you overstretched and overworked, and much less relaxed. Doing what you can do, at your pace and time, makes for a more relaxed you.
MOVE FORWARD FROM THE PAST
It is very important for you to move forward from past situations that left you feeling stressed out. Learn to move on and let go of the things that happened back then. Your past cannot control the present, because it if does, how does that not stress you out? Move forward, let it go- so that it stays out of your mind.
CREATE A PEACEFUL ZONE/SPACE
It is important to have a place, or thing that brings some sort of “zen” to your life. It can be a meditation corner, or room in your home. A place where you can go, sit down, close your eyes and just “be still”. It can also be a “thing”. Maybe reading relaxes you, gives you peace of mind, do that. Maybe long drives, with the radio turned off, and its just you and the road, relaxes you, do that. Maybe all you need is to be squeezing and releasing a stress ball, do that. Find anything that gives you peace of mind, that you know will never fail you. 🙂
That’s all the tips I have for you this time! Tell me, what do you do to relax…? I could use some new tips! 🙂 Let me know.
Til the next one,
Live in Light and Love ❤