What is relaxation? 1. The state of being free from tension and anxiety. 2. Recreation or rest, esp. after a period of work....

A Guide To Relaxation

19:56 Laura Thornberry 3 Comments


Relaxation Guide

What is relaxation?
1. The state of being free from tension and anxiety.
2. Recreation or rest, esp. after a period of work. 

Why is it important?
Relaxation is a very important part of our lives and is something that everyone should be able to do. Being able to relax allows ourselves and our bodies to work in a more efficient and positive way. The idea of relaxation is important to us as it can stop stress: from things such as work/exams, family/friend/relationship issues and money, to name a few. It also can help relieve tension and anxiety and allows us to have time alone to think and clear your mind, which can make you feel happier and more positive, which brings less worry, more confidence!

How can you relax? What ways are there?
There are many ways in which we can relax, some people may choose certain techniques over others, as we are all different, and deal with certain issues in different ways. Some ways in which we can relax are as follows...

1. Breathing Techniques -Steady breathing allows you to alleviate tension and stress, also enables us to calm down and forget about any worries we may have.

2. Exercise -  Activities such as yoga and swimming is also a way in which we can let our bodies relax and de-stress. Stretching muscles can help relieve tension in the body, which helps our bodies work better, keeping us healthy.

3. Meditation - Meditation allows us to clear our mind of any worries and stresses, and focus on moving towards a more positive state of mind, and is a good way of relaxing. Through this, meditation is a very useful relaxation technique letting your body be able able to rest and feel calm.

4. Massage - Having a massage is another way in which we can feel calm and relaxed. This process allows all tensions, aches and strains to be removed from the body, in order for us to feel better.

5. Music -  Music can be used as an effective relaxation and stress management tool. Music can promote relaxation of tense muscles, enabling you to easily release some of the tension you carry from a stressful day. Listening to certain kinds of music allows us to feel calm and peaceful, allowing you to feel more optimistic and positive. 

6. Environment - The surrounding environment plays a huge factor in being able to relax and feeling calm, somewhere quiet and comfortable with no distractions warm not too hot or cold is perfect for this.

7. Indulge in a Hot Bath - A warm bath helps to loosen up muscles, so its a great way to feel pampered and relaxed without really doing a lot, as well it will also take any tension away from your body.

8 - Clear your mind Set aside time to relax each day. Some people prefer to relax right before bed to help fall asleep. Others relax first thing in the morning to start the day refreshed and revitalized. 

How do you relax? Do you follow anything I have mentioned? Do you have any other suggestions?

3 comments:

  1. This post is amazing! I feel like all we do today is stressing from one thing to the other. But it is so important to take a step back and relax once in a while! Thanks for a great read! :)
    xx, Siri
    www.SirisLife.blogspot.com

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  2. thank you! and yes being stressed is definitely likely to happen everyday, just need to learn to chill out and relax sometimes before it takes over!
    im glad you enjoyed ready it!

    x

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  3. I always try to breath deeply but it never works. T^T

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