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5 Relaxation Tips

Well we are almost half way through 2017 and I don’t know about you but I’ve found myself yet again probably taking on too much all at once and trying to get everything done at the same time… sound familiar? That’s why I have come up with a few tips to help you switch off and relax.

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Tip 1: ‘Me Time’

This really can be whatever you want it to be – grab a cuppa and sit down with a good book, find your favourite bubble bath (or that nice expensive one you have been saving from Christmas/your Birthday), light a candle and let yourself unwind in the bath, pour yourself a glass of wine (or your favourite tipple) and spend some time sat out in the garden, get creative: paint, draw, colour, try some yoga or just sit and listen to your favourite music, whatever works best for you!

Tip 2: Breathing Techniques

There are several breathing exercises available, ranging from simply taking a few simple deep breaths to more in depth techniques. Here Dr Andrew Weil offers advice on 3 breathing exercises to reduce stress and anxiety: http://bit.ly/2m8aq38

Tip 3: Mindfulness

Be present, take time to reconnect with your body and the sensation it experiences, be aware of your thoughts and feelings as they happen from moment to moment. Calm your mind, observe your mind and your thoughts and feelings, think about what you observe and know that whatever it is it’s ok.

Tip 4: Massage

I’m afraid I couldn’t miss this one out- I will cover the full health benefits of massage in the future but for now just think of it as taking some time out to switch off and focus on your wellbeing, enjoy a few luxurious moments to relax and de-stress and soothe your tired and achy muscles.

Tip 5: Meditation

Calm your mind, sit comfortably and focus on your breathing for a few moments; check in with how you feel, know that it’s ok. Make this as long or as short as you need/have time for but try and make it part of your daily routine; first thing in the morning/last thing at night, pick a time that suits you and your daily routine best. Breathe. Smile.

Remember relaxation doesn’t have to take a lot of your time, just a few minutes here and there will make all of the difference, especially if you can try and fit something in each day. If these particular topics don’t work for you and your lifestyle, find something that Will. Look after yourself as well as those around you.

Take care,

Sam x

 

June 5th, 2017