Be honest, do your friends and family often encourage you to just chill out and relax? It’s easier said than done, right? There is no switch to flip that allows you to turn off your stress levels and embrace a night of relaxation. However, you can make a habit out of regular relaxation. You might just be surprised about the ways that will help contribute to stress relief and feeling relaxed more regularly.
7 Techniques to Make Regular Relaxation A Habit
1. Your Morning Routine
How do you spend your mornings? Do you sleep as late as possible and then rush around to get everyone and everything ready? It’s time to create a morning routine. Get up earlier than necessary so that you have time to get ready, enjoy breakfast, coffee, and maybe even a spot of exercise or a bit of meditation.
- Some of the ways you can improve your morning are to prepare the evening before. You can prepare your clothing, lunches, and breakfasts to remove that stress from your morning.
- A morning exercise routine is an excellent way to set yourself up for the day. Not only does it relieve your stress levels, but it also boosts your mood and your energy levels.
- Early morning is a great time to get things done. It’s when the home is quiet because everyone else is still sleeping. It doesn’t matter whether it’s work work or just some light reading that you want to do, getting up before everyone else allows you the time, space, and quiet to get it done.
2. Clutter-Free Life
You have no idea how stressful it can be to get into a car that is covered in empty cans, snack packets, and trash. The same goes for your home, your desk, and every other space that you occupy. So, the best thing that you can do for yourself is to create a clutter-free environment. Everything has a place and it should be in that place unless it’s in use.
3. Cut Back On Meetings and Commitments
If you can skip meetings, do it. Let’s be honest, the majority of meetings are just time-thieves. They are rarely productive, so skip the meetings that you really don’t need to attend. Likewise, what commitments do you have that you can cut out? Stick to the essentials.
When you want to relax, what do you do? You probably sit with your chosen activity and then get distracted by your smartphone. Put away all potential distractions. Of course, this is something that you should do for every task you tackle. You might be surprised by just how much time you save.
You don’t need a mat to meditate, nor do you need a quiet, dark room. While those are nice things to have when you meditate at home, you can meditate wherever you are – even at your desk or behind the wheel of the car. All you need to do is close your eyes and shift your focus to your breathing.
6. Be Present
This is similar to meditation, but not quite the same. Quite simply, it means shifting your focus from your future and just being present in the right now. It’s not easy to do, our minds have a tendency to wander. With a bit of practice, though, you can make this an excellent relaxation habit.
7. Just Roll With It
Life can go wrong in an instant, there are always going to be hiccups that will attempt to throw you off course. It’s all about how you react to those hiccups. So, why get stressed out and angry? Most of the situations that arise are ones that we can just roll with. Take a step back when you’re faced with a stressful situation. Ask yourself how much of this will really matter next week, next month, and beyond.
Making a habit of relaxing for a few minutes every day can change your life and your health faster than anything I know about.
Most diseases these days are a direct result of living under stress and anxiety to the point we think it’s normal. It may be the norm for society, but it doesn’t have to be for you.
Use these 7 techniques to relax and you can add years to your life, improve relationships, and enjoy life more than ever before.
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