7 Simple ways to relax
Life is beautiful. I try to find joy in every detail, and generally I can say that 90% of the time I am in a good mood. But of course, I am not a cyborg so I also have some stress in my life from time to time and occasionally the blues. Or sometimes I am just extremely tired.
What to do in such situations? Ideally, it would be great to go on a long vacation, but such long vacations are rare. The best ways to relax are the simple ways available for everyone and they cost nothing.
HERE ARE MY WAYS OF RELAXING:
- Go for a walk
It doesn’t have to be a long walk, just walk in the neighborhood. Even 15 minutes is enough to clear your mind, and most of all, to draw breath and stretch your legs.
- Take a bike ride
Riding a bike (0.5 – 1h) is not only good for your health, but also relaxes perfectly. I like to feel the wind in my hair. Sometimes I close my eyes and it seems for a moment like I can fly 😉 Try it!
- Read a book
Take a book that you really want to read, and that you cannot wait to be with it one-on-one. Try to immerse in it! I love to empathize with the protagonists 🙂
- Sit on the terrace/balcony/garden
Just sit still and comfy, and do nothing. If you want, close your eyes or look into space, and try to clear your mind. I like to look at the trees – green is very relaxing for the eyes. And the best for me is looking at the clouds 🙂 Try it!
- Drink a cup of coffee or tea
Prepare a cup of your favorite coffee or tea, and celebrate the moment. But neither check your phone nor read anything on your computer. Just you and the coffee! You know what I mean, right?
- Take a nap
Sit in a comfy armchair or sofa, close your eyes and take a nap.
You might say: but I am breathing! Yes, but normally we all breathe rather shallow. Take a deep breath through your nose, hold it for 2-3 seconds, and then let it out slowly via your mouth for 10 seconds. Repeat a few times.
What are your ways to relax? Would you add anything else? Tell me in the comments section here, or on my FB fanpage
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