Because of the high level of stress in modern society, relaxation is very important. We know that stress not only affects our moods but also major and potentially dangerous disorders. It can also slow recovery from major traumas to the body.
Relaxation helps to keep our stress levels down, and consequently improves our health. So, it’s important everybody takes at least 10 minutes a day to wind down.
There are many ways to help your body to relax:
Soaking in a bubble bath
Warm water loosens up muscles, so it’s a great way to feel pampered without really doing a lot. It will also deepen respiration and take any tension away from your neck and back, pushing those stresses and strains right down the plug hole!
Relax with some music
Music is a great way of helping you relax, relieve stress and any anxieties you may have. It also helps you function mentally and physically, which is why music is a great therapy.
Stretching exercises can be used to release tension built up in the muscles and improve flexibility.
Calm yourself, relax your mind and try to think of little or nothing. Utilise a specific relaxation guide if needed. You only need 10 minutes, and you should feel the benefits for the rest of the day.
Other options such as yoga, self-hypnosis, hypnotherapy by a trained therapist and breathing exercises may help if you are struggling to learn how to relax.
Life is incredibly hectic and our timetables can get crazy so next time you look at your schedule, make sure you book in some time to relax!
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