Take a deep breath, hold it and slowly exhale. Feeling relaxed? Relaxing can calm your mind and body. It helps you feel rejuvenated and refreshed. Taking a break and relaxing is a great way to increase productivity, relieve anxiety, depression, and stress-related issues. Relaxing is one of the most important self-care practices that nobody should ignore.
Relax with yoga
Simple yoga poses like child pose, cat-cow pose, one leg up pose can do wonders to hush away your stress and it will leave you relaxed. Practice these poses for 2-3 minutes and you'll feel the change.
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Listen to relaxing music
Music is known as the ultimate medicine, so the right music will take away all your stress. Create a playlist of your favourite tracks and plugin whenever you are under stress.
This is the ultimate way to feel relaxed, just sit in a quiet place and put deep focus on your breathing. Concentrate and feel your heart beating, how your mind works and realise your thoughts and let go of all the negative thoughts
Start Art therapy
Expressing your thoughts with art is one of the best ways to feel relaxed, it doesn't matter if you are a pro painter or not. Just take your sheets, paints and paintbrushes and paint whatever comes to your mind. Express yourself truly. If not painting you can draw, sketch or even try making a mandala to calm your mind.
Go for a nature walk
Nature is the natural healer, go out in the fresh air preferably in the early morning. Be mindful of each step you take, absorb the freshness of the environment, the smell, sound, and view. Admire the beauty of nature while taking deep breaths.
Take a contrast shower
A hot and cold shower is also known as a contrast shower. It is extremely relaxing for your body and mind. You just have to start with hot showers then cold showers and repeat the cycle three to four times. This shower is done by fitness professionals to get relief from muscle cramps, soreness, and fatigue-related issues.
Get yourself a massage
A good massage is really helpful to relax to reduce anxiety, headaches, joint pains and also helps with sleep and digestive issues. You can go to a massage parlour or the best way is to ask your partner or family member to give you a relaxing body massage and give them the same favour in return.
Write down your worries
This is the classical way of feeling lighter, get a nice journal and write about your thoughts, write your emotions that have been bothering you lately, write the things that you're grateful about and reflect on your writing.
These practices will make your muscles feel relaxed and help you release tensions, to make your body and your mind flexible. You can practice these activities and see what combination works the best for you.