Stress is actually a part of our lives and is present in many forms so it is essential to find useful relaxation techniques to achieve a more fulfilling life. Stress can be a result of a high workload, a response to things that make us worry, and also a consequence of traumatic experiences, and if we do not act promptly to stop it, it can lead to negative effects on our mental health and even our physical health.
Today, there are many relaxation techniques that can be adapted to our needs and interests. Keep in mind that by prioritizing relaxation you can receive benefits such as:
– It will lower your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure.
– You will have a better digestion.
– You will be able to control blood glucose levels.
– You will reduce the activity of Stress Hormones.
– You will increase blood flow to the larger muscles.
– You will reduce muscle tension and chronic pain.
– It will improve your attention and mood.
– It will improve the quality of sleep.
– It will reduce fatigue.
– It will reduce the feeling of anger and frustration.
– You will develop greater confidence to solve problems.
Today, I invite you to learn about different relaxation techniques. Pay attention and choose the alternative that suits you better to return to calm and live your life to the full.
Physical and mental fatigue as well as discomfort caused by certain emotions can prevent us from living life to the fullest and properly facing different circumstances life can bring. Therefore, it is of vital importance for you to identify these feelings and find a way to restore your balance and wellness. Learn some relaxation techniques and increase awareness of your body.
Deep Breathing. Deep breathing is perhaps the easiest method to get relaxed. It does not require a lot of instruction or a special place like other activities; you can do it anywhere.
Meditation. Meditation helps you react peacefully no matter what your emotions or thoughts are. There are many types of meditation from which you can choose the most suitable for you.
Biofeedback. Biofeedback and therapies can help you learn how to change thoughts, behaviors, or emotions to have better control of your body’s responses and functions.
Autogenic Relaxation. This relaxation technique combines guided visualization and body awareness and focuses on repeating words in the mind that help relax and reduce muscle tension.
Progressive Relaxation. This technique can be performed anywhere and is one of the easiest methods to stay calm. It is all about tightening and relaxing your muscles, starting with your feet and progressively moving towards the upper body.
Practice Yoga. This ancient practice will let you not only improve breathing but meditation, through a combination of poses you will work on your flexibility and strength.
Practicing Tai Chi. Originally a fighting art, today it is considered a low-impact physical activity to improve health and is suitable for all ages.
Visualization. Drawing on mental images that mentally move you to calm places or situations is a good relaxation alternative. If you also get to use all your senses, the results will be much better.
As you can see, there are many relaxation techniques that can help you stay calm. Try the one you like most and if the results are not the ones you were expecting, try another, but do not let these techniques lead you to more stress. Be patient with yourself!
A necessary disconnection
Sometimes, when we go through dark days and focus on solving problems, we forget to connect with ourselves and our feelings. However, it is important to give those feelings space and give ourselves the opportunity to reflect and reconnect.
That is why I want to invite you not to spend too much time reflecting alone about challenging situations. While breaks are important and by using relaxation techniques you will surely be able to renew your strength, it is always great to get reconnected with your people. If you want to find more recommendations and tools to reconnect with yourself and with the special people in your life, I invite you to listen to my podcast