Relaxation is not expensive or time-consuming. You don’t need to go out to spend a long weekend at a fancy 5-star resort or take time off work to travel overseas. We have some health tips to reduce stress and alleviate tension effortlessly.
Find 5 minute to mediate every day to start off. Work your way up to 30 minutes a day, or break it up into two 15 minute meditation sessions. Just 30 minutes of practice per day can help clear your mind and improve sleep and performance.
It’s simple. Sit up straight with both feet on the floor. Close your eyes. Focus your attention on your feelings in the present moment. Say either out loud or silently, positive affirmations such as “I feel at peace” or “I love myself.” Allow any disturbing thoughts float away like clouds.
2. Take deep and complete breaths into the bottom of your lungs.
Take a 5-10 minute break and focus on your breathing. Are you filling up the bottom of your lungs? Most people only shallow breathe, which does not allow optimal amount of oxygen to circulate your respiratory system. One breathing awareness exercise is to slowly inhale through your nose, feeling the breath start in your abdomen and work its way to the top of your head. Then exhale through your mouth. Feel the air fill up your lungs to its maximum capacity. Most people do no breathe completely. Breathing and filling up your lungs is a key pillar of absolute relaxation.
3. Be present in the moment and feel with your heart.
Take 5 minutes and focus on only one behaviour with awareness. For example, notice how the air feels on your face when you’re walking and how your feet feel as you place each footstep onto the ground. Enjoy the taste, texture and smell of each bite of food you eat – choose a meal. Lunch time is best as it resets your concentration ready for the rest of the afternoon. Also, have awareness of how your heart feels and each and every moment and be grateful for that moment.
When you spend time in the moment and focus on your senses, you will feel less tense and enhance your productivity and efficiency at work.
4. Reach out to your friends and family.
Talk to others – your friends and family in particular. It is best to converse face to face rather than over the phone. Offload your concerns with the people you care about and people who are about you. Open the lines of communication and build rapport with others. They will appreciate the time you have taken to maintain the relationship strong. Share the love with others and feel the love returned.
5. Listen to your body
Feel your body to get a sense of how stress affects it each day. Notice the tension and where it is located – your neck, back or perhaps shoulders? Stretch out on your back, or sit on the floor. Take a deep breathe and feel the tension melt away from your toes, towards the way up to your scalp and sense how your body feels.
6. Relax your body with warmth.
Place a warm heat wrap around your neck and shoulders for 5-10 minutes. Be care for that it is not too hot – just warm enough to soothe your body. Close your eyes and relax your face, neck, upper chest, and back muscles. Be aware of the warmth it bring your body and your mind. Stay in the present and allow your mind to calm and draw peace. Feel the clarity in your mind expand as your body relaxes.
7. Get LOADED
Laugh Once A Day Every Day to relieve pressure effortlessly. Find something that makes you laugh – grumpy cat, funny YouTube clips, cartoons or stand-up comedy. Laughter gets the body moving, blood pumping, and releases endorphins that make you relaxed and happy.
These are 7 key tips how you could achieve absolute relaxation, just like taking a holiday to your favourite destination without leaving your own home or taking time of work. These steps are easy, cost-effective and you can have total relaxation effortlessly and effectively