Thursday, October 25, 2012

Calming Down

It's been hectic in my house these week, as we have been inundated with cold and flu viruses from all fronts. Thankfully, the worst is over and we can all start to relax.

If your week has been like mine or have one like it try some relaxation techniques. They don't require of any equipment or money expense... all you need is to make time for yourself. When you relax your heart rate slows down and your blood pressure lowers, without mentioning any pain that you might be experiencing just goes away.

Find a quite place where you can escape for at least 10 or 20 minutes twice a day. Sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Think of a relaxing image that relaxes you, it could be a landscape or a moment in time that just makes you feel relaxed and happy. 

Take deep slow breaths and concentrate on that. Feel how every time you exhale a little of that stress goes away. If your mind starts wondering away from the process steer it back into that mind set and detach from everything that is troubling you.

Complement this relaxation time with reading a book that entertains you, especially anything fiction, and takes yous mind away from the everyday ordinary. Do this while you sip a cup of a calming tea and let the warmth and scent of it put you at ease.

Have a great day and take care of yourself!