Learn How to Relax and Enjoy Life
We live in an age of tension, and there’s no doubt that most of it come from the fast pace of society, and the pressure many of us feel as we try to get ahead (or keep our heads above water). Without realizing it, most people go about their day in a state of tension that seems reasonable to them. They don’t know what relaxation is or means and they don’t know that aside from making you feel nervous and anxious, it can also cause long-term problems for your health. Not only is it hard on your heart, but it also causes insomnia, high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, and many other things.
So how to learn to relax and enjoy life? It is a question many people think of but doesn’t have any straight forward answer to it. If you learn the art of relaxing, it would help you immensely and you could enjoy your life to the fullest. It can change your life. You might not think of it as such, but the tension is a habit — a particularly bad habit. But with a little practice, it can be changed into a good pattern, namely relaxation. You can be relaxed and feel great throughout the day, day after day.
Tension can hit any part of the body, but it’s most common in your jaw, shoulders, neck, and eyes, so it’s a good idea to concentrate on them. This doesn’t mean that there’s no tension in other parts of your body. There is, and you should also get rid of it.
What type of activities help you relax?
So, let us try a few. And don’t hesitate to make up your own.
How often do you breathe deeply? Probably not often. Take a minute and breathe in deeply, then exhale fully. Breath in and out for a minute. Then holds the last breath for 15 seconds and then exhales. The result should be a more mentally relaxed mind.
Sing a favorite joyous song
Sing it out loud to yourself. Listen to yourself. This can get you in a “better mood” a happier mood about what you are doing at the moment or will be doing. Forget those fish eye looks from a family member or a friend. Invite them to join in, and if they refuse, pity them for they are missing self-joy. You cannot sing, then whistle. Learn to exercise this almost lost art. Remember that others may like to enjoy your singing or whistling. You will.
Turn off your cellphone for at least an hour
Your world will not come to an end. No disasters will beset you. Phones take your time away from you, and they affect your mind, even your peace of mind. It is your time and peace of mind that is at stake.
Turn off your TV for an hour or maybe three!!
The TV is more insidious than a phone because of its effect on your mind and emotions. It is your mind and emotions, so you should be in control of them. Can’t stand by yourself? Learn it because it is your world.
When is the last time you laughed, I mean laughed? Learn to laugh. If you need to read the funnies, do it and laugh out loud. Try smiling. Not a mechanical laugh because of who said something funny or supposedly funny. Learn to shout from the deepest part of your mind and body. Remember that your life is a “serious” matter, that needs a light point of view.
Ever try that? It can be hard, but when you learn to sit still for five minutes, your mind and body will gain. While you are at it erase all serious matters from your mind. Cause your mind also needs to be still. Now relax, even for just five minutes, your mind and body will thank you for their gains.
Take an observant walk
Take your camera and get pictures of a pretty insect, of a flower in season, of a beautiful bird, perhaps an animal that you enjoy seeing. I am not talking about a vigorous, but one where you can enjoy all that is about you. Like a take time to smell the roses walk.
Watch the birds
Do you watch the birds? I mean watch the birds. Watch how two or more may play, or how they respect each other while eating, watch when they sit for a minute or two and listen to them sing when you are outside. You can learn from them.
Set a time
Set a time each day, but surely each week to enjoy nature. Walk through a park or nearby woods. Look at the variety of plants and trees, how the sun shines through them and the reflections and shadows it causes. Be quiet as you go, and you may see a deer, a rabbit or a squirrel, and surely wild birds. Observe them. Get outside yourself and learn something about their world. It can be very relaxing.
Helpful Tips to Relax and Enjoy your Life to fullest
These tips and small things you can do to relax would help you take your self-relaxation agenda to the next level!
Relax at Work
Sure, people live for drama. If you’re learning to relax at work, you’re going to have to avoid complicating matters.
Don’t meddle with other people’s affairs or other people’s accounts. Keep your offers of help to a bare minimum. Just focus on your priorities and only help others when necessary. Do your work well, and you won’t have to deal with any additional stress.
It is also highly recommended that you separate your personal life from your professional life. Don’t mix the two of them up.
Listen to Relaxing Music and Visualize it
Music is also helpful in releasing tension. Again, sit in a chair and make yourself comfortable. Put some relaxing music on your stereo or iPod. It’s important to find music that is relaxing for you (and this will differ significantly from person to person, depending on no small degree on your age). As you sit back, let the music wash over you, and again, focus on your breathing, and try to keep your mind clear.
Just listen to the music; feel yourself relax as you listen to it. Let yourself float with the music — let it washes over you.
It’s also helpful to combine this with another technique called visualization (it can be combined with music or done alone). The idea is to focus your mind on a relaxing image. For each of us, this will be different. Laying on a warm beach watching the clouds drifting overhead, or the waves rolling in, is calming to most people. Sitting near a stream watching it flow by, listening to the sound it makes, is soothing to others. Thinking about a particularly happy family, the gathering is also enjoyable and calming to many.
Enjoy the Sensations of Life
Find something that works for you and use it. Make the scene come alive in your mind. Pretend you’re there; enjoy the sensations, smell the aroma, feel the sun on your face.
Meditate to Relieve the Stress
According to medical practitioners, meditation or contemplation is the ideal way to tone down stress as it calms the mind. Spending early hours in the morning in a quiet and beautiful place like a garden or a park helps anyone welcome the day ahead in a serene frame of mind. While meditating, deep breathing can be done to revive the spirit with fresh oxygen. Before sleeping, the same ritual may be repeated. It will surely shake off all the pressures and worries the day’s work has thrown at you. More than that, sleeping for at least six hours is a stress-releasing factor too.
Indulge in a Healthy Physical Activity
Physical relaxation provided by activities such as aerobic exercises, playing tennis, jogging, or brisk walking are essential as well. They can relieve the muscle spasms in your body caused by stressful work habits and postures. Taking warm baths twice daily and having regular trips to spas for massage therapies battle stress to some degree.
Hangout with Friends
Getting around with new and old friends for some bonding moments while watching a film, chatting over pasta or a dessert, listening to the music hits of your era or just only reminiscing the past with laughter through your good-old-days stories gives excellent benefits to an exhausted soul. Sharing your thoughts to a trusted friend about a problem that has been causing you stress can help in picking up quick solutions which you have overlooked.
Get Rid of Technology for a While
Turn off technology. Rev up your calming area, use scented candles and music for relaxation. Take relaxing to the next level and experience the secret. Relaxing can be also a precursor to romance.
Additionally, practice self-love!
Love you all!!! Stay on the good path!!