After a chaotic day, full of meetings, deadlines and family responsibilities, we all need a little bit of relaxation. While there are many ways that we can stop our daily runs and relax, one of the most effective and easy ways is meditation.
Many of us never listen to the inner state and realize just how much stress and tension we hold in our bodies. Only 10 minutes of daily Mindfulness Meditation can help us to become more aware of the tensions in our body, of our thoughts and to learn to recognize them and change the tension and the tune of our thoughts to relaxation modality just switching the focus.
Did you know that to collect a few good relaxation techniques and remedies can improve our total wellness?
Spend more time to find your personal remedies and take the habit to apply them during your stressful moments.
Here 10 Simple and Effective Relaxation Tools Easy to Go
Eat Healthy. Eating can become an aware disciplined practices that can help relieve stress. Try eating fresh organic salads full of nutritive elements and savor slowly each bite. Prefers depurative and diuretic ingredients during the most intense and challenging moments such as dendelion salad, radishes, sprouts, artichokes, etc (choose carefully each ingredient according with each season).
Breathe Exhaling Deeply. Take five deep breaths through your nose and exhaling deeply. Close your eyes and pay attention only to your breathe rhythm while doing this easy exercise. It’s like a Mini-Meditation, and perhaps one of the quickest and most effective relaxation techniques you can use.
Tune In to Your Body. Grounding is very important to download and upload the right amount of electricity into our body. Mentally scan your body to get a sense of how stress affects it in the present moment. Lie on the ground on your back, or sit with your feet on the floor. Start at your toes and work your way up to your head, noticing how your body feels. It is also a powerful way to create a reset into your nervous system.
Interrupt you Regular Routines.
Just do something that breaks you out of your habitual patterns can be an instantaneous stress reliever.
Sometimes only just to change in scenery is all you need to feel better. During the very busy and stressful days, that day during which you don’t have time neither to take your eyes off from desk, just exit from the room where you are working for at least 15 minutes can be booster for your energy and to reorganize your ideas and priorities.
During the morning organize a lunch outside with a friend or your beloved one for the work break, or at the sunset go out for a walk in a park or in the countryside.
If you are a freelance just schedule one day off. Do a little ”vacation” during your working week as a deserved prize of production.
Hug Someone. Giving a hug means getting one. it’s a for surrender and unconditional trust toward the world.
Laugh More. Proven studies has demonstrated that laughing helps to relax. Think about the last time you had a good and genuine laugh. It made you feel good, didn’t it? people take laughing for granted and it is one of life’s best and simple medicines. Watch a funny show or better yet chat with your most upbeat friend. It’s guaranteed to help you relax.
Listen to your Favorite Music. Keep your favorite relaxation soundtrack at the office, in the car, or wherever you’ll need it most. There are thousands of relaxing music tracks especially for meditation. Do a quick search online and create your favorite playlist.
Take a Warm Bath. A warm bath relaxes your muscles, your nervous system and lowers your blood pressure. Before going to bed it produces a better sleep.
Use Lavander Essential Oil. Put some drops of this wonderful calming essence on your wrists or in a warm bath or on your pillow before going to sleep and let the essence works naturally on your tensions and nervous system.
Drink a Relaxing Infusion Tea. Chamomile Tea, for example seems to have a calming effect on the nervous system, it is a great way to relive the day’s stress before to go to sleep. If you’re not fond of Chamomile, any Berries or Herbal infusion (without caffeine) will do.
Author: Cristina Capucci