Three Simple Ways to Relax

RelaxWhen’s the last time you relaxed? I mean, really relaxed? Relaxation is hard to come by when you are juggling work, school, kids, and more. However, as you may have been experiencing first hand, the failure to find some relaxing time can affect your health. Try to fit one of these easy relaxing tips into your busy schedule. It will be worth it!

Make a Date with the Hot Tub

Getting into a hot tub is such a wonderful and relaxing experience. Soaking in a hot tub has been proven to have many physical and mental benefits too. The warm water and gentle jets can regulate blood flow, lower your blood pressure, and help you sleep better at night.

You will feel your stress melt away instantly! We understand that not everyone has access to a hot tub or the desire to don a bathing suit, but making a little hot tub time a priority is definitely worth the benefits. Local gyms usually have a hot tub that can be used at any time with a gym membership.

Pillow Time

Naps are a great way to relax and take the edge off of a hard day, but most people do not have 30 minutes to an hour to waste on a nap. Instead, take 10-20 minutes and rest your head on your pillow, lying on your back. Put a cool washcloth on your eyes and a dab of lavender essential oil underneath your nose. It is also nice to play some relaxing music or white noise, such as ocean waves.

Just allow yourself to be in the moment and not think about anything else. This should help relax you a little bit and recharge your batteries. Try doing this when you get home from work. Put out a snack for the kids and tell them not to bother you until you come out. You can worry about dinner after your relaxation time.

Breathe Out the Tension

No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can practice this relaxing technique. Breathe in and out deeply. Allow yourself to take a deep breath in and hold it for a few seconds, and then release it slowly. Be conscientious of your breathing. Also, visualize the light coming in when you breathe in and all of the darkness and feelings of negativity flowing out when you exhale. It may sound silly and simple, but it really does help. Try it before or after a stressful meeting or when stuck in traffic.

Not taking the time to relax will have its consequences on your health and mental state of mind. Each of these simple techniques don’t require a lot of time and will make a huge improvement in your stressful week.

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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