Importance of relaxation
The workaholics shouldn’t get offended by this topic because it concerns them. Mind you, I’m not trying to be negative about being career driven, but as you’d have it, the human body isn’t a machine. It’s a machine though, in the sense that it is built to perform, perform and perform.
But you have to cut this machine some slack time to time or face grave consequences unexpected. When people talk about relaxation, it often seems like something that we aren’t always able to fit into our busy schedules. In reality, relaxation can be one of the healthiest things to incorporate into your everyday life.
Daily stress can take a toll on both physical and mental health. Studies show that various forms of relaxation can help reduce many chronic health concerns as well as restore energy and encourage a more positive sense of self. Some popular relaxation techniques include:
Breathing. Learning to control breathing (through exercises like deep breathing) will help the body take in more oxygen, which helps to relieve anxiety, slow heart rate and stabilize blood pressure
Meditation. There are several different forms of meditation that involve chanting mantras, performing specific postures and using breathing exercises that encourage positive body awareness and a sense of peace.
Yoga. This popular practice also combines postures with breathing exercises. Not only does yoga help to relax the mind, but it also improves your flexibility, muscle tone and balances the systems within your body.
Visualization. The variations of this technique involve connecting visual images and physical sensations. By imagining a relaxing setting and focusing on its details, it becomes easier to eliminate stressful thoughts and focus on calming the physical body.
Hypnosis. Administered by a licensed therapist, hypnosis helps to tune out distracting brain activity and focus on specific suggestions related to positive thinking.
Some benefits of relaxing properly are:
•Decreased heart rate and respiration rate
•Lowered blood pressure and increased blood flow
•Decrease in anxiety, depression and insomnia
•A boost in energy and better sleep patterns
•A sense of calmness and confidence
These are few reasons why you should work towards dedicating a schedule to proper relaxation and healthy mind exercises, you’d go a long way in being focused and more dedicated and if there is anything such as “being more alive” , you’d be more often.