5 Ways to Relax if You Don’t Know How
It might be strange to hear that you might not know how to relax, but think back over the last few weeks. If you haven’t done much, or any, relaxing, you might have forgotten how to do it. These ideas are good for you and can help you to relax in a jiffy.
Meditating is so relaxing because the entire objective is to sit quietly and not think about anything at all. You can meditate anywhere and without any special equipment, but it’s still intimidating to most people. The key is to stop overthinking meditation and just do it. The more you sit quietly and clear your mind, the easier it becomes.
Get a Massage
When you get a massage, your muscles and ligaments get gently stretched and fluids that are trapped are released so that your body can get rid of them. If you’ve never had a massage, it might just be time to get one so that you can see what all the fuss is about. Scheduling one regularly can help you to maintain the Zen feeling that you get with each massage.
Some people think that exercising is no way to relax. The thing is, your body was made to move and it needs to do so regularly in order to feel right. If you’re not currently exercising, don’t worry about having to go out and run a Triathlon. Start out where you are and add a little bit more movement every day until you build up your strength and your stamina. You’ll soon learn why exercise is actually quite relaxing.
Practice Deep Breathing
Deep breathing, like meditation, is a relaxation technique that people tend to overthink. It’s exactly what the name says. You sit in a comfortable position and breathe deeply for a few minutes at a time. You might even find that as you practice deep breathing, taking just a few deep breaths in the midst of a stressful situation is enough to relieve your stress before you even feel it.
Do Some Yoga
Yoga doesn’t have to be complicated or acrobatic in order to do you some good. At its core, yoga is simply a series of stretching exercises that help to keep your body fluid and limber. You don’t even have to do traditional yoga if you’re not ready for that step. Try doing some stretches before you go about your day and before you go to bed and see how you feel.
If you’re looking for time in your day to work these activities into your regular schedule, try talking to your loved one’s home care providers about helping you to carve out some alone time.