Now You Can Have Relaxation to Rejuvenate and React to the Stresses in Your Life

by athena2011

Everyone needs to know how to relax to give their mind, body and soul a break from life's stressors from time to time.

Stress is called a "silent killer" because it is eating you up inside and, if you choose to ignore it, and allow it to accumulate, you could find yourself seriously ill or even dead after a while. It's that powerful and dangerous.

Many who have ignored the effect stress was having on their health and life, ended up paying the ultimate price, with their life.

If you don't want this to be your story then you can read much more about this at my blog How to Relieve Stress

Relaxation Quotes

"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections." -- Author Unknown

Allow yourself to be relaxed and happy with where you are in life every so often. It helps to keep proper perspective on life. Too often people focus only on the negatives in their lives and unfortunately it is difficult to be happy, unstressed and relaxed when all you think about is negative stuff.

So do yourself a favor and start focusing daily on what you have to be grateful for in your life. I'm pretty sure you will find that after doing this for a while you are happier, less stressed and much more relaxed in your life.

Try it, then come back and let me know how it worked for you.

3 Relaxation Techniques For You to Try

Relaxation is a method of releasing built up tension and returning balance to both your mind and body. Relaxation techniques are crucial in controlling your stress. It is well known that stress contributes to the onset of many diseases, including some life-threatening diseases, so you would be wise to actively monitor your stress levels.

Relaxation, though such a simple concept, could possibly be the most important thing in helping you to maintain your mind and your body in a healthy state. Doctors often recommend relaxation therapy for some of their patients who develop stress as a result of their health condition or the treatment they are receiving. So it isn't only about everyday stress that we need relaxation. Relaxation can boost your physical, emotional and psychological health.

Let's have a look at some of the more common relaxation techniques; What you will find is that you should be doing these either in a seated or lying position for best results.

1. Visualization - with visualization you create mental images which allow you to place yourself into more peaceful surroundings, such as at a beach or by a lake, or whatever would be a calming environment for you. You try to imagine what it looks like, smells like, what sounds do you hear? birds chirping, the waves lapping onto the sand? Involve any of your senses that apply to your calming place because the more the merrier.

2. Muscle Relaxation (Progressive) - with this relaxation technique you focus on slowly tensing and then relaxing your muscles. Some therapists recommend that you start at your toes and work your way up to your head. In addition to this technique helping you to relax all of your muscles you will also learn an awareness of what muscle tension feels like so that you can be more prepared to deal with it the next time it happens.

3. Autogenic Relaxation - this involves a combination of the previous two methods of relaxation. A great example of this technique would be you visualzing yourself in your peaceful environment while also focusing on your heart rate, your breathing as you control it by taking deep breaths and releasing them slowly, as well as being aware of any other physical sensations you may have.

These are just 3 of the many relaxation techniques you can try. Good luck.

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Definition of Relaxation

What is Relaxation?


noun /riˌlakˈsāSHən/  /rē-/ 

  1. The state of being free from tension and anxiety
  2. Recreation or rest, esp. after a period of work
    • - his favorite form of relaxation was reading detective novels
  3. The loss of tension in a part of the body, esp. in a muscle when it ceases to contract
  4. The action of making a rule or restriction less strict
    • - relaxation of censorship rules
  5. The restoration of equilibrium following disturbance

Source: Dictionary

What are your strategies for Relaxation?

More Relaxation Quotes

Anonymous: Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

Anonymous: The secret of life is not to do what you like but to like what you do.

“We are speeding up our lives and working harder in a futile attempt to buy the time to slow down and enjoy it.” Paul Hawken - U.S. entrepreneur and business author

Have you ever heard someone say that we spend our lives, risking our health, to make a living and then later on spend our living on trying to restore our health? Seems a bit foolish don't you think?

If we do not attend to whatever it is that causes us stress in our lives, we are doomed to lose our health in the process. Worse, we could even lose our lives. This is why relaxation is so critical for our overall health and we must make time to relax every day of our lives.

My Final Thoughts

As you can see, from reading through this hub, there are many simple ways to relieve stress. Please do not allow yourself to be overcome with the stress in your life. Take things one day at a time and handle each as it comes to you.

If you do this, you could actually prolong your life.

Updated: 03/05/2012, athena2011
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athena2011 on 03/12/2012

You're welcome. Thanks for your feedback Katiem2.

katiem2 on 03/10/2012

I agree its important to balance ourselves and relieve stress, I meditate and yet you can never know enough about other helpful methods. Thanks

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