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10 Tips for Better Relaxation

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   06/24/23


Many people are unaware of stress's negative effects on their bodies. These issues worsen as time passes if steps aren't taken to relax. Stress reduction can seem difficult at first, but it's more straightforward than most people expect.

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10 Tips for Better Relaxation

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   06/24/23


Many people are unaware of stress's negative effects on their bodies. These issues worsen as time passes if steps aren't taken to relax. Stress reduction can seem difficult at first, but it's more straightforward than most people expect.

We've compiled a few relaxation tips to help you get started on the right track. Let's check them out below.

1. Go Outside

This is one of the best things you can do when figuring out how to relax. If the weather permits, go outside and enjoy what nature offers.

You could go for a walk through your neighborhood, sit on a park bench, go for a bike ride, etc. Getting fresh air can make a huge difference in relieving stress.

It often takes only 10 minutes or so to make an impact. Since working remotely is so common now, it's in your best interest to go outside daily for at least a few moments.

2. Meditate

Pay attention to the utility of meditation. Find a quiet place to sit for 10 to 15 minutes to get started. Close your eyes and do your best to clear your head.

Focus on your breathing, ensuring you breathe deeply and consistently. This is a great time to self-reflect and analyze problems you have in your life. Many people make amazing discoveries while meditating that they otherwise wouldn't have.

For example, you might meditate and realize that a certain individual or relationship is a major cause of stress.

3. Do Yoga

Yoga provides similar benefits to meditation. However, it's much more engaging. There are yoga routines for people of all fitness and flexibility levels, so don't be intimidated if you've never done it before.

Yoga will help keep you limber and grounded if you perform it daily. Many people choose to start their mornings with a brief yoga session, and they often do so outdoors.

4. Talk It Out

We tend to bottle up our feelings and suppress them instead of confronting them head-on. This is very unhealthy behavior, as these emotions will eventually surface no matter how hard you try to lock them away.

Instead, it's important to express your feelings and acknowledge the problems in your life. It can often feel overwhelming to say certain things out loud - especially if they carry much weight. The good news is that you don't always have to say these words to another person. Vocally expressing yourself (even if it's alone) is an amazing way to ease the burden you carry.

5. Swim

There's something about the feeling of weightlessness water provides that substantially reduces stress. If you have the opportunity to do so, start swimming regularly - even if it's for 20 or 30 minutes.

You don't have to make the sessions intensive. Doing a few laps around the pool is a great way to decompress.

6. Pursue a Hobby

It's not uncommon to get caught up in the routine of working, taking care of children, handling other responsibilities, etc. Eventually, you might become so engrossed with your daily obligations that you must remember to make time for your hobbies. Pursuing a hobby is an excellent opportunity to build a skill while relaxing at the same time.

After all, it's just a hobby - you don't have anyone above you criticizing your work. If you've neglected your interests, it's time to pick them back up.

7. Listen to Music

Listening to calming music can relieve tension. Songs with slower tempos are best.

You can get even more out of music if you listen to relaxing songs while pursuing other forms of relaxation. For instance, you could listen to calming music while swimming or doing yoga.

8. Focus on Positivity

Clinging to negative thoughts will only keep you stressed. People who do this often preoccupy themselves with the uncertainty of the future.

They might worry about money, other people's behavior, or similar concepts that are out of their control. Instead, focus on the positive aspects of your life. You can also come up with ways to make them even better.

9. Take a Break

Don't be afraid to take a break occasionally. Sometimes, doing nothing at all is the best way to relax.

This is especially true for people who feel compelled always to stay productive. Watch your favorite show, lie around the house, and do whatever else you need to take your mind off your everyday concerns.

This will allow you to reset certain parts of your life and return stronger. For example, taking a few days off could help you develop better sleep habits.

10. Guided Imagery

For those unfamiliar with this term, it refers to closing your eyes and focusing on pleasant images.

You could do this alone or with the help of a partner. Aim to eliminate negative thoughts and emotions during this process. At first, getting utility out of guided imagery might not seem easy. As time goes on, it will become much easier.

Consider These Relaxation Tips

Keep these relaxation tips in mind to minimize stress and improve your quality of life. This will go a long way toward helping you relieve tension and clear your mind.

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Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune disorders, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

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