How To Calm Your Mind By Getting The Most Out Of Relaxation

How To Calm Your Mind By Getting The Most Out Of Relaxation

By Annette Young | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-04-22    5 min read

If you feel weighed down by the pressures of life, it’s a good idea to explore stress management techniques to help alleviate daily pressures. Stress has a highly damaging effect on health and well-being and so learning relaxation techniques can reduce your anxieties and calm your mind.

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How Relaxed Are You?

You may think that you are relaxed but you may be surprised to find out how much tension is often stored in the body. If you come home from work feeling tightly coiled like a spring and your neck and shoulders are aching, the chances are that you are stressed but haven’t recognized it. The brain processes thousands of thoughts each day and although you may not consciously recognize these thoughts, you may be aware of disconnected feelings. When this happens, you’ll know that you need to unwind and let go of the tensions of the day.  

When you utilize relaxation techniques, you take a step back from the fast pace of life. You can de-stress and it gives you the time and space in which to wind down. This boosts health levels. Everyone’s needs are different. You may unwind by indulging in a nice hot bath with your favorite essential oils or perhaps losing yourself in the pages of a good book works for you. It’s about letting go of life’s problems and switching off for a while.

Relaxation – Soothe Your Soul in the Natural World

How much time do you spend in nature? Research indicates that the great outdoors is perfect for relaxation purposes. You sit still and just let life pass you by as you enjoy the scenery or take a walk in the countryside. Green spaces help heal both body and soul. Tune into the scenery around you. Notice all the flowers, plants, and the trees and any animals and birds that you see. Take the mindful approach and become fully absorbed in those moments. If spending time on your own relaxing in this way is not for you, see if you can become involved in a green project. You can relax safe in the knowledge that you are benefiting local projects.

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Annette Young

http://annettejyoung.com

Annette Young has been working as a professional writer for 15-years and specializes in writing health-related articles, books and courses. She has authored 18-books in her own name and has ghost-written numerous books for clients worldwide. Annette is passionate about holistic health and is a qualified stress management, relaxation and addiction counselor. She is currently studying for additional qualifications in complementary therapies so to write as an expert. Annette still teaches meditation privately.

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