Let’s be honest, how many of us believe that to be genuinely relaxed means to be away on some tropical trip or booked at a fancy spa? I used to think that to be really relaxed takes time and is difficult to achieve. In trying to reach this level of relaxation, I was just adding more stress to my life. Anyways, who has the time and the money to indulge in this grandiose level of calm?
We all have commitments, deadlines, budgets—in short, we all suffer from stress. Some more than others. There are easy and quick ways to effectively feel relaxed without selling your soul to the bank or potentially get fired for booking off too many vacation days. Some examples of effective relaxation techniques are aromatherapy and maximizing your pressure points.
It’s no surprise that stress can affect your body as much as your mind. The Mayo Clinic states that stress can cause any symptoms from headaches to drug or alcohol abuse. The World Health Organization claims that depression is one of the leading causes of disability in the world. Just reading that made me feel very unsettled.
Now more than ever, we live in an age where we are inundated with unbelievable amounts of data to the point where our senses are being overwhelmed. I’m not saying let’s ditch technology, but let’s remember to take some time each day to recharge our senses and feel the calm. We all deserve it.
Relaxation does not have to be a luxury. It should be an important part of your everyday life. In each post, I will discuss a different relaxation technique, so stay tuned.