Relaxation should be an important part of your life. As our days are busy and stressful, relaxation is a way to unload the pressure of life.
“Give yourself permission to relax.”
1. >> PRACTISE RELAXATION
Relaxation helps your body and mind to relax. Practice or join a meditation group or a yoga class.
2. >> GET A MASSAGE
A massage is another form of relaxation. Not everyone likes a massage but a massage relaxes your muscles and your body. You will feel refreshed after a nice massage.
3. >> WALKING
Walking is free and it helps to relax your mind. Start developing a walking habit. Just 45 minutes of walking clear up your mind and quiet your emotions.
4. >> CHANGE YOUR MOOD
Go to the theatre, go to see a movie, go dancing, or engage in any other activity that gets your mind thinking about other things.
5. >> READ A BOOK
A book will take you to other places. Reading is a relaxing way to take your mind off your everyday issues.
6. >> SPEND SOME TIME IN NATURE
Take a break in nature by going for a walk, going for a bike ride, or even by going camping. Being in nature relaxes our senses and our mind. Enjoy the smells and the colours of nature.
7. >> HAVE REGULAR BREAKS
Plan and go on regular holidays. It can be a long or short break. Even a small break away from your everyday surroundings can make a big difference.
8. >> FOCUS ON NUTRITION
Eat healthy food and exercise regularly.
9. >> AVOID SUBSTITUTES
Don't use alcohol or other drugs to help you to cope.
10. >> ADOPT A NEW HOBBY OR ACTIVITY
Incorporate an uplifting and enjoyable activity into your daily life. Make time for creative activities like painting, drawing, gardening, tennis or cooking.
Give yourself permission to relax and #SHINE