Our top relaxation techniques

 

Sometimes life just gets so busy that its hard to take the time for relaxation. Or sometimes you just forget altogether to make the time. Other times you suddenly have a moment to relax, but you don’t know what to do to relaxationmake most of that small window of you time.

Making time to relax is extremely important to mental and physical health. Here are some great ideas on how to enjoy your relaxation time.

  • Get a massage – from a professional or your partner
  • Get out into nature – fresh air, exercise, quiet and natural surroundings all have a calming effect
  • Listen to music – let your mind escape with your favourite music
  • Take a bath – read a book or light candles and let your mind and body relax.
  • Exercise – release tension and increase endorphins with your favourite exercise
  • Cook – many people find cooking therapeutic and relaxing
  • Acupuncture – to help relieve tensions
  • Yoga – great for relaxing the body and the mind
  • Meditate – a deep relaxation technique
  • Deep breathing – take a moment just to breath, you’ll be surprised what an effect it can have
  • Walk the dog – get out in the fresh air, get some exercise and enjoy the company of your pets
  • Sleep – if you have the time a nap can completely refresh you
  • Laugh –  with friends, at a movie, at a book, magazine or TV show
  • Reiki – a wonderful relaxation technique
  • Read – let your mind escape and your body relax in a comfortable place with a great book
  • Tai Chi – a calming a effective way to relax the mind and body
  • Use ambient lighting – a great way to help your mind relax
  • Aromatherapy – relaxation oils create a peaceful environment for relaxation