We live in stressful times. There are many factors that can trigger anxiety and stress. It’s important to avoid dwelling on these issues and avoid becoming overwhelmed by the stress.
Getting stress and relaxation at home can help improve both your physical and mental health.
RELAXATION & STRESS MANAGEMENT
Instead of going to a spa or taking a class, try taking a few simple steps to destress yourself at home. This can be as simple as finding a quiet spot to relax or as challenging as doing yoga.
1. Find your focus with slow, deep breaths.
Breathing exercises can help calm the mind and reduce anxiety. Breathing through your stomach can help empty the air and put your mind at ease. Doing so helps keep the breathing slow and intentional.
2. Relax your muscles.
Your body naturally tenses when it's faced with stress. Learning to relax some of its muscles can help you manage stress.
For most people, a warm bath or a massage can help relieve tight and sore muscles. A few simple exercises can also help improve muscle relaxation.
3. Care for your mind and body.
There are many ways to relieve stress and improve self care. One of these is by using your favorite lotion to nourish and protect the body.
Get in shape by doing these simple activities. They will help release endorphins and increase your blood pressure.
At least 10 minutes a day should be spent doing something that you enjoy.
Ideally, prepare for a relaxing bedtime routine by taking a deep breath and preparing a warm cup of tea or a hot shower. This will help prepare your mind for a good night's sleep.
POOL RELAXATION TIPS
A swimming pool is a great way to relax and mentally prepare for a busy day. It can help you focus on your breathing and relax your body at the same time.
While floating on your back, close your eyes and breathe deeply as the water around you carries you on the surface. As the water around you moves around, pay attention to the ambient sound in the water to help you find your zen.
For optimal results, follow a schedule that involves at least 10 minutes of intense swimming. It can also be habit-forming to increase your frequency of exercise by at least 10-20 minutes.
Even if you’re not feeling like swimming, there are still ways to relax and improve your breathing exercises while you’re near a pool. This is also a great place to start practicing yoga.
HOT TUB RELAXATION TIPS
A hot bath or spa treatment can help improve your mental and physical state. While in the tub, close your eyes and focus on the sensations of flowing water. This will help relieve muscle tension and increase your circulation.
For deep breathing, extend your ribs and belly toward the ceiling to accommodate the amount of air that's required. As the steam rises, add a splash of hot tub aromatherapy to your practice.
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