relaxation techniques, relaxation tips, destressYou need to slow down, relax and keep stress under control no matter how busy you may be.

Finding the time to relax can be an impossible task, especially if you have a lot of responsibilities. However, you need to know that no matter how crammed your days may be, you need to slow down and relax. Considering the fact that 75% to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are due to stress-related ailments and complaints, you need to find the right relaxation technique that can help keep your stress under control. After all, you do not want stress to affect your health and overall quality of life.

There are many ways by which you can manage your stress more effectively. Here are some suggestions you may want to try:

Deep breathing techniques. You probably don’t notice it but your body does not get enough oxygen when you are stressed. As a result, you are only able to use a fraction of your physical and mental energy. To start feeling better, you should breathe in deeply through your nose and slowly exhale through your mouth for at least five counts. Do this and you’ll instantly feel more relaxed.           

Exercise. It is a widely accepted fact that exercise can help you relax, increase your energy level and make you feel better throughout the day. No wonder it is considered one of the greatest stress busters of all times. With this in mind, consider going to the gym on a regular basis. You may also consider taking yoga or Pilates classes and  walking briskly to shape up and de-stress your body

Listen to classical music. Playing classical music in the background can help you stay more focused and less prone to stress. It can likewise calm your nerves and help you get back on track more easily.

Meditate. Stress can clutter your mind with useless thoughts making it impossible for you to focus on the task at hand. When this happens, you need to stop what you are doing, breathe deeply and clear your mind before picking up where you left off.   

Spend some time with your friends. Have you noticed how spending some time with your closest friends can make you feel good? So, grab a quick cup of coffee or share a glass of wine with a friend after work. It will definitely give you a reason to relax. 

Finding the time to relax should be at the top of your list no matter how busy you may be. It can help you keep stress levels under control and help you live a healthier, happier and fuller life.