Go ahead and treat yourself to any (or all) of these relaxation ideas. You deserve it!
If you have at least 5 to 10 minutes to spare, then these instant relaxation exercises will certainly help you relieve some tension.
What are you waiting for? Put on some relaxing music and get ready to unwind and benefit from stress reduction.
Relaxation Techniques That Work
If you have at least ten minutes, you can enjoy a nice aromatherapy bath. To maximize the benefits, turn off the lights and lit a few candles, scented or not.
Simply soak in the tub, close your eyes and relax.
Simple Relaxation Tips
Give yourself or ask your partner to give you a massage. If you don’t know where to start, feel free to view these basic massage techniques.
An easy massage technique that is perfect for stress relaxation is to sit upright on a comfortable chair. Rest your fingers on the top of your head and place your thumbs behind your ears. Make circular motions with your thumbs to massage your scalp.
If you tend to accumulate tension in your neck, bring your left arm in front of you and across your body. With your right fingertips, push into your shoulder and neck muscles while making circular motions.
Switch arms and repeat with the other side.
A Few More Relaxation Ideas
Go and exercise for a few minutes. It doesn’t have to be difficult. You can try Pilates, yoga, or even go for a walk around the block.
Any type of exercise will promote the release of endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good. Pick a type of exercise you love and have fun with it.
You can also focus on your breathing. When you get stressed, you don’t normally breathe as deeply and you don’t get the right amount of oxygen.
You should try to get your breathing as deep as possible by getting the air to fully fill your lungs and expand your diaphragm. To make sure you are breathing deeply, put a hand on your stomach. You should feel it move when you inhale.
Other Relaxation Techniques
Here are a few more relaxation ideas and techniques you can try to reduce the level of stress in your life:
- DON’T multitask. Simply focus on one thing and get it done. Everything will be more enjoyable and accidents are less likely to happen.
- Close your door and sit in absolute silence for anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Concentrate on your breathing.
- Learn to practice meditation. It’s scientifically proven to reduce stress.
- Watch a sad movie and cry your eyes out. Oddly enough, releasing tears is a great way to let go and relax.