WHY RELAXATION IS SO IMPORTANT
We have all had periods of stress and anxiety in our lives, where our stress hormones are thick in our blood stream. These periods are prone to making us more alert than what we are used to and therefore have immediate consequences for our mind and body. It is possible to stop thinking about what overwhelms you. Discover why you must learn to relax and how you can actively reduce stress.
A person can have around 50,000 thoughts a day, most of them are negative, since we perform them unconsciously. This permanent state in which you never stop thinking and turning over a lot of varied topics entails a permanent state of stress and mental exhaustion, not to mention muscle tension. Prolonged periods of stress along with an unhealthy diet can cause serious problems like high blood pressure or heart rate. Ultimately it can affect our mental health.
With a few simple tips, you will learn to relax in a few minutes to get rid of daily stress and anxiety in addition to providing self-control.
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY REDUCE STRESS
1. Learn breathing techniques: although there are many breathing exercises, just focusing on the rhythm of your own breathing, this will help you to relax. Abdominal breathing is one of the simplest techniques and the one we will learn first. To do this, we must place one hand on the abdomen and the other on the chest to see which is the hand that rises when breathing. If the one that rises is the one that we place on the abdomen, we are doing complete breaths that will help us in the relaxation process. This type of slow breathing will provide a physical relaxation.
2. Take a short walk: if you are at work and you feel overwhelmed, a 5-minute walk is more than enough to disconnect from the routine and reduce stress. In fact, short breaks are the most effective way to increase your productivity. But take advantage when you get out of your work, for example, walk before you get home, and be able to relax before you arrive. It is also good to take deep breaths of fresh air to focus your mind and body and stress reduction.
3. Prepare a moment for yourself: it may sound like a topic, but a good bath or relaxing shower, with relaxing music, candles with lavender smell and 60 minutes without worrying about anything else works very fine. It prompts progressive muscle relaxation to relieve tension and reduce stress.
4. Disconnect your phone, email and social networks: sometimes, the excess of information and the hyper connection in which we are can also stress us although it does not seem so. Dedicate a couple of hours when you get home to forget the notifications of your mobile and reduce your anxiety levels. Your will find it to be a great stress relief.
Living more relaxed and with less anxiety will not only positively affect your well-being, but also improve your social relationships. Remember, in case of any doubt or stress situation out of the ordinary, consult your medical specialist.
Take care of yourself!