SANA SHAIKH
By Sana Shaikh

BHMS and Yoga Trainer

10 November 2021
Medically reviewed by
Sumayya Salam
Pharm D
Make Time For Yourself To De-Stress Yourself
Table of Contents

You Need Make Time For Yourself

Tension and stress are a part of life. Someone goes through a failure in his career; on the other hand, someone goes through a tough married life, has a specially-abled child, and has to face failure in his professional life. All this result is stress, stress, and stress.

All this accumulated stress needs a release and thus calls for some time for yourself to relax. Stressed, if not addressed, may have adverse effects on your body and mind—mood, sleep, appetite, and even heart. So you need to make time for yourself de-stress yourself and the easier ways of relaxation, the more effect is!. Here are some relaxation methods to help you get de-stress. (Politsky, S., 2007)

De-Stress Yourself By Breathing

Breathe is the easiest and a great relaxing method to relax your mind and body. The critical point over here is your breathing can relax you at any time and anywhere. Breathing and yoga make a happy and healthy lifestyle.

You can sit or lay down on your bed with one of your hands on your stomach. Then you can take a breath on a slow count, preferably on a count of three. Feel your stomach movement, up and down, while breathing in and out. Prefer doing this in a quiet place. You can repeat this four to five times or as long as you feel calm and serene.

Physical Relaxation Techniques.

When your mind is stressed, your body is stressed too. If we release the physical strain in our body, our mind is also free from stress.

For this, lay on your bed or any kind of cushion mat such as a carpet. Once you are laid, stress up each part of your body at a time for a while and then slowly release it. You may start with your face and then continue with each part of your body. Feel each part of your body getting relaxed. You might also start this exercise from the toes and go up to your head. 

Writing Down Your Daily Activity

You can release your stress by journaling your life events. This can be done by maintaining a notebook or writing on your mobile app. You might write down your feelings, your thoughts, or any incident that happened throughout the day. While doing this, do not concentrate much on grammar or spelling. Just jot down your emotions. 

Note-Down Things That You Are Thankful For

Studies have shown that if you feel stressed, you might focus on the negative aspects of your life, overlooking the positive ones. This will get you more frustrated and depressed. Writing and thinking about things that you have got, achieved, or made you happy might relax you and make you feel better.

Recall and write down one good thing that has happened in the day, such as reaching your workplace on time and completing your work or recalling the delicious food you had for dinner. Try to write at least three good things that you have achieved, done, or gone through daily.

Visualize a Destination.

A famous expression, “Find your happy place.” In this, you shall sit down and imagine the ideal camping destination that you want to be in. For instance, if you like a particular beach, imagine that you are sitting on the beach, feeling the breeze, and visualize the sound of the soothing waves.

The Better You Visualize, The Better You Will Relax.

Spend Time With Nature.

Nature is relaxing. While you feel stressed, you might take a wake in nature or spend time in a garden. It is not an absolute necessity for you to be with nature every time you feel stressed. Researchers have revealed that even connecting to nature by seeing an image, painting, or video of it can help you rejuvenate.  

Technology has made life easy. You can be at work and see a five minutes video of the green trees and have the same effects of becoming stress-free.

These tips and techniques are just not for adults. If you feel your child at home is going under stress, you might help him reduce his stress levels by helping him or her out with these tricks. 

The Advantages Of Relaxation Methods

When faced with various duties and tasks or the demands of an illness, relaxation ways may not have pre-eminence in your life. But that implies you might miss out on the health advantages of relaxation.

Practicing Relaxation Routines Can Have Many Advantages, Including:

To get the most privileges, use relaxation and different positive coping methods, such as thinking positively, humor, managing time, exercising, getting adequate sleep, and being helpful to family and friends. (Martin, A., 2019)

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