T he art of relaxation is quite possibly one of the hardest to master. With all the daily stresses of life that come our ways, it’s difficult to remember that we need to take a step back and relax. If we forget to take time out of our days for ourselves, then eventually we run the risk of becoming too stressed and overwhelmed, and that’s not fabulous.
Here are a few ways you can master the art of relaxation:
There are many activities you can take on that will help you relax. Yoga, painting, knitting, drawing, and meditating are only a few things you can do. Think about joining a weekly class so you make sure you do something relaxing for yourself every week.
You’d be surprised how relaxing a hot bath and a glass of wine can be. Pampering yourself doesn’t have to lead to spending a lot of money at the spa, rather simple things like lighting up your favourite candle and watching a good movie in bed can do the trick.
It’s easy to get pressured into activities and events that you barely have time for. Learning to say “no” when your schedule is full for the week is important because it will allow you to have time to do the things that need to get done and reduce stress. Doing the laundry, cleaning, and going to sleep on time are just some of the things you need to make time for if you truly want to relax.
Surrounding yourself in a calming environment is meditation for your eyes and soul. Taking a walk in the park or sitting by the lake are just a few calming environments you can take the time to visit.
Some people have a better affect on us than others. Try hanging out more with those who are positive and optimistic. Share some good laughs and spend quality time with those closest to you—it’s one of the best ways to deal with stress!
So go on and avoid being stressed with these 5 ways that will help you master relaxation. Find the one that’s right for you and get relaxing!
Alison Gordon Studio
By: Karolina Jalowska